Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:53

Executive Head - Ref: hr/19/07/25

Curro Kathu
~ Kathu, Northern Cape ~

Curro Kathu is an independent school situated in Kathu, known as the town under trees.

At Curro Kathu we not only strive towards academic excellence, but we employ a holistic approach to developing each learner to become an educated, confident adult throughout life.

We offer value-based education by creating opportunities for our learners, whether they be academic, cultural or on the sports field, and by ensuring that technology supports the learning process. The Curro Kathu educational model is characterised by positive discipline, a Christian ethos and values, creative thinking and child friendliness.

Curro Kathu is a place where learners find that they are valued for who they are. In this child-friendly environment educators interact with learners in a sincere way, motivating them and encouraging them to always try and become the best they possibly can. Children and parents at Curro Kathu are united in their pursuit of a common goal, namely to provide the learners with a foundation for a lifetime of personal achievement and service to others.

Curro Kathu has a position available for an Executive Head

Curro Holdings Ltd, an established role player in the independent educational sector, requires the services of an experienced and distinguished Educational Manager as Executive Head at their Kathu Campus.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the academic enrichment as well as overall management (including financial, curriculum & facilities management) of the school, learners and its educators.The purpose is furthermore to strategically manage and develop the Kathu Campus. The role will include the development, review and implementation of new business strategies whilst maintaining a clear focus on the needs of the school and the Group as a whole.

Preparation of business plans, including financial reports and forecasts, ensuring revenue and profit targets are achieved and that learner attendance levels reach the maximum in line with strategic targets. The successful person will also be responsible for driving the business forward, providing vision, inspiration and high professional standards; to develop and implement a strategic management plan and also to recruit, develop and manage designated employees at the school. The selected candidate will have the presence, skills, knowledge and experience to deliver the School's commercial operations to the highest standards.

The key skills, abilities and experience we seek in the successful candidate will be an appropriate balance of the following:

  • Proven high quality experience of business development and associated financial management
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • An awareness of branding, image and style
  • Ability to inform and influence with strong and persuasive communication skills
  • Meticulous administration, planning and the ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Tact, sensitivity and the ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • High degree of personal motivation, initiative, energy, creativity and drive
  • An interest and empathy with the ethos and aims of independent education
  • Willingness to take an interest and become involved in all aspects of the life of the School

Experience & Qualifications

  • Honours Degree in Education (recommended) or related field
  • 10 years' experience in a management position at an educational institution of which at least 5 years must be as head of the institution.
  • Ability to lead and nurture young staff members.
  • Excellent management & leadership skills is a requirement
  • Experienced diversity manager
  • Sound and proven business acumen
  • A passion for education and children
  • Accepting and subscribing to the Christian values and ethos of the school
  • Profound knowledge of the curriculum and related matters for all phases
  • Knowledge and experience in IEB system would be an advantage
  • Current SACE registration
  • Strategic thinking abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear criminal record

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CLOSING DATE: 24 July 2019

You will only be required to submit supporting documents should you be invited for an interview.
You do not need to contact us. Please regard your application for this post as unsuccessful if you have not received notification for an interview 2 weeks after the closing date.
Curro Holdings Ltd reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Curro is an equal opportunity employer
Preference will be given to EE candidates.


Additional Info

  • Location: Northern Cape
  • Workplace: Combined School - independent
  • Position: Senior management jobs (namely headmaster/headmistress/principal, and deputy-principal)
  • Teaching subject / Area: Management
  • Deadline for application: Thursday, 25 July 2019
  • Commencement date: Friday, 16 August 2019
  • Contact instructions: *** FINAL STARTING DATE WILL BE NEGOTIATED WITH THE SUCCESFUL CANDIDATE *** Application details are listed in the body of the advertisement. Should you experience difficulties registering, email your full name and surname, your ID number and the error message that the system gives you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Contact details:
  • Address: Umgeni Road, Kathu, Northern Cape
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