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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary school students. Students learn in both the traditional classroom setting and our innovative Learning Lab. The SPARK Schools model combines highly engaging classroom teaching, individualised instruction in the Learning Lab, partnersh...
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    Business Analyst

    Purpose of Role:

    • The business analyst will work with the Systems team to implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program, communicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners and leading project and change management initiatives. In addition, you will be required to develop, improve and maintain business processes within the network.

    Requirements
    Responsibilities:

    Systems Solutions and Process Design & Optimisation

    • Developing technical solutions to business problems by defining, analyzing and documenting requirements.
    • Liaise with stakeholders to understand the structure, policies and operations of the business and recommend solutions to achieve set goals
    • Facilitating design sessions with the system users to define the solution.
    • Acting as a “translator” between the business and IT
    • Working with stakeholders at all levels as defined by the specific project
    • Improving the quality of the products and services delivered by IT
    • Assisting with integration and acceptance testing
    • Supporting the development of training and implementation material
    • Work closely with implementation team to facilitate change management and implementation strategy
    • Providing support during and post implementation advantageous.

    Business Process Improvement

    • Custodian of all business processes within the network.
    • Manage business process projects that include hosting workshops for information gathering.
    • Map and document current business processes throughout the network.
    • Manage the process of change requests, process improvement, make recommendation to business network on ideas to improve and streamline the process and systems.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    Completed relevant diploma or degree in a related field.
    Experience

    • 3 to 5 years experience as a Business Analyst is essential
    • Experience working in a Start-Up or Scale-Up organisation would be advantageous
    • Experience with CRM and ERP implementations would be advantageous.
    • Experience in Technology Project Management would be advantageous.
    • Knowledge of Business Processes relating to: Billing, Workflow, Customer Relationship Management, Procurement, Operations, Human Capital Management and Finance would be advantageous.

    Skills and Mindset

    • Business Process Modelling/Engineering based on BPMN
    • Proven analytical and conceptualisation skills.
    • Strong business analysis, meeting facilitation, project and time management skills.
    • Able to communicate, both verbal and written, effectively with all levels of the business including technical writing skills
    • Understanding of systems and process engineering concepts
    • The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
    • Business case development
    • Modeling techniques and methods
    • Leadership
    • Displays grit, high level of excellence, is mission & vision aligned and service oriented (GEMS).

    Qualities:

    • Grit: Persistence through challenges.
    • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
    • Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
    • Self­ Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
    • Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness

    Benefits
    SPARK offers:

    • fair market linked remuneration
    • performance-based annual bonuses and increases
    • above average/good annual leave
    • life, disability and funeral cover
    • employee wellness support
    • educational support & study leave
    • individualised professional development, support and mentorship
    • employee discount on school fees
    • opportunities for career growth
    • Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

    Position Type: Full Time

    Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Primary School English Teacher (FP)

    Purpose of Role:

    • SPARK Schools Foundation Phase English teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all students.
    • SPARK Schools Foundation Phase English teachers are Foundation Phase specialists, who receive on-going professional development customised for their past experience and individual needs.
    • The Foundation Phase English Teachers are integral to the SPARK Schools’ “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Responsibilities:

    •  Plan for and be prepared to deliver lessons to students
    •  Provide instruction in a variety of subjects and reach students with engaging lesson plans and resources.
    •  Collaborate with grade level and content area partners to develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences and to create
    • individualised behaviour and learning plans for all students in class face to face or online.
    •  Lead weekly SEL (Social Emotional Learning) circles and implement SPARK Schools Social Emotional Learning curriculum.
    •  Use SPARK culture and implement behaviour management strategies.
    •  Administer weekly and termly assessments to track student progress and analyse the data for student growth.
    •  SPARK Educators should have a core focus on student achievement and should drive all scholars to meet the required proficiency ratings.
    •  Submit student results data when required.
    •  Attend pre-service professional development before the school year begins and attend weekly professional development and any other training interventions.
    •  Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders.
    •  Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.
    •  Nurture a high achieving work environment where all students feel genuinely valued and supported.
    •  Attend Saturday events and parent community meetings.
    •  Implement strategies implemented by the Crisis Management team.
    •  Adhere to the child protection, anti-bullying and health and safety policy.
    •  Promote the vision and mission of SPARK Schools to staff, scholars, families, and the greater community.

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Criteria:

    • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
    •  B.Ed. degree or H.Dip.Ed. or PGCE. Foundation Phase. Recently qualified teachers are encouraged to apply!
    •  Certification through the South African Council of Educators (SACE).
    •  SAQA accreditation for non-South African equivalent qualifications
    •  English language fluency.
    •  A clear criminal record

    Experience:

    •  Recently qualified teachers or teachers with experience are encouraged to apply!

    Skills and Mindset:

    •  Strong desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic technology-driven work environment fostering creativity, collaboration and an atmosphere that encourages and allows top performers to thrive.
    •  Strong desire to be part of a collaborative, team spirited and fast growing Social ImpactDisruptor and Society Shaper who is leading change in the education space in South Africa through transformational education innovation, ensuring the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    •  Strong desire to be part of a learning culture with excellent career development and advancement opportunities supported by individualised professional development, support and mentorship.
    •  Ability, Desire and Passion to deliver high quality transformational education at affordable fees to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    • We are looking for ‘’GEMS’’ with the following attributes:
    •  Grit: Persistence through challenges.
    •  Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
    •  Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
    •  Self Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.

    Benefits
    SPARK offers:

    • fair market linked remuneration
    • performance-based annual bonuses and increases
    • above average/good annual leave
    • life, disability and funeral cover
    • employee wellness support
    • educational support & study leave
    • individualised professional development, support and mentorship
    • employee discount on school fees
    • opportunities for career growth

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    Facilities Maintenance Staff

    Position Purpose:

    • SPARK Schools inside facilities maintenance staff ensure that the school building is well maintained and clean. Inside facilities maintenance staff are integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to providing a world-class learning environment for our scholars.

    Requirements
    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain the upkeep of the school building, gardens, and grounds.
    • Report facilities maintenance issues to school leadership and assist with repairs where applicable.
    • Ensure that the school premises are safe for students, staff and parents.
    • Assist with welcoming students during daily arrivals and dismissals, as required by school leadership.
    • Manage tools and equipment, reporting any damaged or lost items to school leadership for fixing or replacement.
    • Assist with ad-hoc operational tasks, such as moving furniture, working with maintenance and gardening suppliers, or setting up for events.
    • Communicate and collaborate professionally with school staff, parents, and other stakeholders as required.
    • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.
    • Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • Preferred Qualifications
    • English language fluency
    • Previous maintenance and/or grounds keeping experience
    • Clear/Clean Criminal Record
    • Grade 12 certificate

    Qualities:

    • Grit: Persistence through challenges.
    • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
    • Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
    • Self­ Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
    • Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness

    Benefits
    SPARK offers:

    • fair market linked remuneration
    • performance-based annual bonuses and increases
    • above average/good annual leave
    • life, disability and funeral cover
    • employee wellness support
    • educational support & study leave
    • individualised professional development, support and mentorship
    • employee discount on school fees
    • opportunities for career growth

    Compensation:

    Remuneration: R4,725.00 CTC p/m

    Position Type: Full Time

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    Primary School PE Coach (IP)

    Purpose of Role:

    • SPARK Schools PE coaches drive student achievement by overseeing the culture and effectiveness of physical education.
    • SPARK Schools PE coaches work directly with students in the school’s outdoor sports spaces to increase and maintain their health and wellness.
    • PE coaches are integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Responsibilities:

    •  Create a positive student culture around physical education and maintain high behavioural expectations for all students.
    •  Use SPARK culture and behaviour management practices. Implement SPARK SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Curriculum.
    •  Supervise scholars during morning arrivals.

     Set up for SPARKs Fly.

    •  Actively coach students in the development of gross motor skills, team habits, and specific sports skills.
    •  Teach students about healthy eating, exercise, and hygiene habits, including positive choices they should make at home and at school.
    •  Create lesson plans aligned to network-wide PE curriculum and personalised for students.
    •  Plan strategies to stretch content and scholar outcomes during the course of the academic year.
    •  Take responsibility for PE equipment and report any damage.
    •  Communicate professionally with school staff and parents regarding students.
    •  Participate actively in staff development opportunities
    •  Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Criteria:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    •  Grade 12 Certificate.
    •  Preferably studying a degree in Human Movement/ Sport Science.
    •  English language fluency.
    •  Clear criminal record
    •  SACE registration.

    Experience:

    •  Previous experience managing or working with primary school-aged children.
    •  Physical Education experience or training.

    Skills and Mindset:

     Strong desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic technology-driven work environment fostering creativity, collaboration and an atmosphere that encourages and allows top performers to thrive.

    •  Strong desire to be part of a collaborative, team spirited and fast growing Social ImpactDisruptor and Society Shaper who is leading change in the education space in South Africa through transformational education innovation, ensuring the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    •  Strong desire to be part of a learning culture with excellent career development and advancement opportunities supported by individualised professional development, support and mentorship.
    •  Ability, Desire and Passion to deliver high quality transformational education at affordable fees to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    • We are looking for ‘’GEMS’’ with the following attributes:

     Grit: Persistence through challenges.

    •  Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
    •  Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
    •  Self Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.

    Benefits
    SPARK offers:

    • fair market linked remuneration
    • performance-based annual bonuses and increases
    • above average/good annual leave
    • life, disability and funeral cover
    • employee wellness support
    • educational support & study leave
    • individualised professional development, support and mentorship
    • employee discount on school fees
    • opportunities for career growth

    Compensation:

    • R 12,450.00 per month cost to company

    Position Type: Full Time

    Locations: Johannesburg North/Northern Suburbs

    SPARK Carlswald

    Method of Application

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

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