Director at Tiger Kloof 132 views0 applications

The Board of Directors of Tiger Kloof Educational Institution is a voluntary organisation set up originally to re-open Tiger Kloof and that 1) oversees the section 21 company (not for profit), 2) owns the Tiger Kloof property, 3) oversees the running of the Institution and 4) raises funds to support the schools and business units as envisaged in its Articles of Association.

In order to achieve the above the Board of Directors appoints an Executive Director (the Director) to carry out its mandate.

JOB Specification

The Director of Tiger Kloof is responsible for the overall direction and vision of the Institution, and, in the light of this, must ensure the following:

  • The Christian ethos of the Institution and School should be maintained and nurtured, ensuring that the worship is accessible and meaningful to all people from different Christian traditions.
  • As the front person, the Director is responsible for key stakeholder engagement and must be able to build meaningful relationships with donors, partners and other educational leaders in the Sector.
  • As the leader of the Institution, the Director will be required to drive the strategic direction of the institution, creating new path ways and driving for key changes that will ensure long term sustainability and growth of the entity.
  • As the guardian of the history and tradition of the Institution he/she and should ensure that the children and staff are keenly aware of its heritage.
  • As an employer of 70-80 employees he/she should be someone who demonstrates strong people management skills, is approachable and understanding, empathetic to the needs of staff, while building a strong performance culture.
  • The Director is accountable for decisions made by the Institution and must be in possession of good business acumen, complimented by a strong passion for the welfare of members of the Institution, Tiger Kloof School and the surrounding community.

The Institution supports educational advancement and therefore the DTK should be someone with experience of working in schools, with an understanding of boarding, aware of the latest trends in education, both in South Africa and abroad, and able to give advice to educators as to what constitutes educational excellence.

The Key Performance areas of the Director role are as follows:

  • Strategic planning and delivery against organisational goals and objectives;
  • Management of the Boarding facility ensuring that good practice is maintained and that the children are given the pastoral care needed;
  • Financial management and ensuring the future sustainability of the Institution;
  • Donor relationships and securing funds for the development of the Tiger Kloof infrastructure, bursaries, development programmes and other initiatives;
  • Staff management that supports a strong values based environment, upskilling of staff and achievement of high performance standards;
  • Bursary management according to the policies of the Institution;
  • Operational management, in support of the schools infrastructure;
  • Marketing management to build a strong profile that builds interest and awareness of the work of the Institution

The Institution is a business and therefore the Director should be someone who is able to understand finances, work within budgets, be familiar with all the financial policies of the Institution and work closely with the Financial Manager.

The Institution also has other business operations such as a farm, an adventure training centre and a reception venue. While it is not necessary to be an expert in all these areas it is required that the Director should be able to understand the basics of running a business and take a keen interest in the managing of these various operations.

The Director is in charge of fund raising for the development of the Institution. He/she should be looking constantly to build relationships which are to the benefit of the Institution and which will bring in funds.

The Director is responsible for building links and partnering with schools both in South Africa and abroad, which could result in exchange opportunities for the children in the school.

The Director must ensure that he/she develops a good working relationship with the Principal of the Tiger Kloof School, appointed by the SGB. He/she must also ensure, together with the Principal, that the relationship between the Board and the SGB is a positive one and that the two constituencies work closely and effectively together.


  • A tertiary qualification, degree or diploma in education, social sciences or other similar
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant educational/teaching experience is required
  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years at a senior leadership level in an educational environment
  • 5 years’ experience in a business environment would be advantageous

Core Competency requirements include:

  • Ability to lead change and transformation through collaboration and forward thinking
  • Advanced stakeholder engagement including effective lobbying skills
  • Demonstrates situational responsiveness, conflict resolution skills and resilience
  • Advanced analytical thinking, strategic acumen and innovative leadership skills
  • Strong people management skills to lead and motivate a team of staff members
  • High level of professionalism, ethics and integrity.
  • Strong communication skills and able to function independently.

Tiger Kloof pays competitive market related salaries that reflects the seniority of the position.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV with full detail, along with a covering note where you specify how you meet the role requirements.
Closing date: 31 July 2017
Email : [email protected]
Please note that only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

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