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  • Posted: May 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Our mission is to transform the lives of all of our learners by providing them with a high quality education to enable them to realise their full potential.
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    Human Resources Administrator

    About the job
    Fixed Term (Contract till December 2021)

    • Do you want to use your administrative skills to make a meaningful difference? Are you detailed orientated, adaptable, and resilient? Then we would love to hear from you!
    • We could use your energy and skills in supporting the transformation of no-fee public schools on their journey to become excellent and provide high quality education in an innovative way to learners that could benefit the most.
    • Acorn Education is uniquely positioned to make a huge impact on many local Cape Town schools and transform education across South Africa. At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of our pupils and we do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.
    • At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of our learners and we do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality. 

    Job brief

    • We are looking for an HR Administrator to support our Human Resources department on a Fixed Term Basis. You will act as the first point of contact for HR-related queries.
    • Your main administrative duties include maintaining personnel records, managing HR documents (e.g., employment records) and updating internal databases. Our ideal candidate has experience with HR procedures and can juggle various administrative tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our HR department supports our schools.

    Key responsibilities

    The precise areas of responsibility for this post will be agreed at the time of the appointment, but it is anticipated that you will be able to:

    • Organizing and maintaining staff records
    • Managing recruitment process for the schools from start to finish
    • Active member of School Governing Bodies
    • Updating internal HR databases i.e., staff establishments, payroll systems, etc.
    • Accurate end to end processing of payroll for all schools (approximately 200+ employees)
    • Ensure accuracy, completeness and validity of payroll
    • Support the financial operations of the organisation and partnership schools and ensure timely and accurate financial HR reports.
    • Manage payroll financial control, prepare and analyse budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organisation on payrollbudget expenditures.
    • Monitor the payroll expenditures to ensure that school and operating partner funds are utilised appropriately by the close of the financial year.
    • Liaise with external partners ito staff benefits and ensure legal compliance.
    • Ensure that all payroll reporting is completed on time.
    • Keep up to date with employee taxation legislation.
    • Prepare and ensure compliance with HR processes and policies.
    • Maintain compliance with all applicable legislation.
    • Resolve employees HR-related queries timeously.
    • Participate in HR Projects

    Necessary qualification criteria

    •         A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a similar administrative role

            Relevant qualification

    • Must be a South African national or possess a permanent resident permit with fluency in English and one indigenous South African language

    Essential experience and requirements

    •  Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Package (Ms Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
    •  Experience with Sage VIP Payroll systems
    •  Thorough knowledge of Labour laws
    •  Excellent organization skills, with the ability to prioritize important tasks.
    •  Excellent time management skills
    •  Strong attention to detail
    •  Strong communication skills
    •  High emotional intelligence
    •  Ability to perform under pressure and take initiative in resolving problems.
    •  Ability to work as a team and independently.
    •  Own transport and valid driver’s license


    To apply please submit an updated CV to: [email protected]

    Closing date: 25 May 2021

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Acorn Education NPC on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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