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  • Date posted

    June 5, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Mpumalanga White River


Uplands is an Anglican, innovative, co-educational, independent school located on an extensive estate in White River, close to the Kruger National Park. We are committed to providing quality education to day- (Grade 0000 – Grade 12) and boarding pupils (Grade 4 – Grade 12).

Uplands is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and the Anglican Board of Education of South Africa (ABESA) and offers examinations set by the Independent Examination Board (IEB).

Personal Assistant to the Head of College and Business Manager

The successful applicant will:

  • Possess a post Matric Qualification in Office Management and/or Secretarial Administration.
  • Have more than 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in a school environment.
  • Uphold the vision, values and aims of the school and actively contribute to its development.
  • Work effectively in a school office setting characterised by frequent direct and indirect interruptions.
  • Maintain the Head and Business Manager’s calendars and organise and/or attend meetings.
  • Take minutes of meetings and publish these minutes in a timely fashion.
  • Screen phone calls, enquiries and requests and handle them when appropriate.
  • Have experience in using databases, preferably school’s databases.
  • Work in collaboration with the Admissions Office in arranging and facilitating tours for families interested in joining the school.
  • Be well written and spoken in the English language.
  • Be mature, empathetic and professional in dealing with pupils, staff and parents.
  • Possess integrity, recognise, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Be punctual, dependable and trustworthy.

Commencement date: 15 July 2024 or as soon as possible

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Qualified candidates are requested to apply by submitting a CV not exceeding three pages and the contact details of two referees via the
PA to Head of College and Business Manager Application Form

Uplands is an equal opportunities employer. Submission of a CV does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and Uplands reserves the right not to make an appointment. Should you not have received a response from Uplands within two weeks following the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing date: 19 June 2024

Uplands, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act), will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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