SPARK Schools is hiring a

Human Resource Officer

Randburg, South Africa

About SPARK Schools

SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary school students in South Africa. SPARK Schools provide transformational education innovation through our blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.

The blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate student needs and equips schools to provide personalised education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.

SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission driven and highly entrepreneurial organisation. We appoint dynamic people who are aligned to our vision to join our team.

Reports To: Human Capital Manager

Position Purpose: The SPARK Schools Human Capital Officer drives student achievement in our network of schools by ensuring that all human resource matters are effectively managed at all levels of the organisation, so that staff can effectively serve our scholars. The SPARK Schools Human Capital Officer is the custodian of human resource administration to ensure that staff are supported as “A-team players.”

The Human Capital Officer ensures administrative compliance and provides advice and support to line managers and ensures that they have accurate and timely information in order to make effective decisions to ensure the network operates efficiently.


  • Interfaces with the recruitment team to ensure all onboarding documentation starting with the contract of employment are in place
  • Interfaces with line management and finance team to ensure relevant documentation is recorded and submitted to ensure the correct processing of benefits and salary
  • Tracks absenteeism and supports line managers to identify potential opportunities for improvement of productivity
  • Collaborates with the Recruitment Officer to ensure that teams have sufficient staff to deliver on their operational goal and targets
  • Takes responsibility for the recruitment process for SPARK Support vacancies
  • Designs and improves company policies and procedures as per company operational requirements and relevant legislation
  • Provides support to line managers to ensure employees meet the requirements of probation
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of employment wellness programmes
  • Actively develops relationship with staff to build company culture and alignment to vision and mission
  • Provides support to line managers regarding recommended remedial action for staff non compliance as per the company's disciplinary code
  • Tracks administrative record keeping and takes ownership of processes and identifies opportunities to improve efficiencies. Ensures all records and employee correspondence are correctly recorded on HR online system

  • 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 School's mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
  • Self-reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
  • Service
  • Persistence
  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness
  • Empowerment
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