SPARK Schools is hiring a

Recruitment Officer

Johannesburg, South Africa

Reports To: Director of School Operations

Position Purpose: The SPARK Schools Recruitment Officer drives student achievement in our network of schools by leading the recruitment and selection of excellent staff at all levels of the organisation. The SPARK Schools Recruitment Officer sources candidates externally and internally to ensure that the staff at SPARK Support (central office), as well as instructional and operational staff in the schools, are “A-team players.”

The SPARK Schools Recruitment Officer is integral to the SPARK Schools “university culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars across the network.

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes recruiting requirements by studying organisational plans for growth; meets with relevant line managers about specific position requirements.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting recruiters, universities, and relevant community organisations and seeking opportunities to make presentations and attend career fairs.
    • Attracts applicants by placing job advertisements; contacting recruiters, using newsgroups and job sites.
  • Attracts applicants by placing job advertisements; contacting recruiters, using newsgroups and job sites.
  • Aligns interview requirements per position by studying job description and required job qualifications.
  • Leads the entire recruitment process, including reviewing applications, conducting phone interviews, scheduling and facilitating in-person interviews, working with line managers to analyse practical tasks, and arranging final meetings with relevant staff members.
    • Works efficiently and professionally throughout recruitment process, keeping thorough records and using data about applicant pool to drive recruitment.
    • Prepares and presents weekly, monthly, and termly reports on network-wide recruitment status to relevant stakeholders.
  • Works efficiently and professionally throughout recruitment process, keeping thorough records and using data about applicant pool to drive recruitment.
  • Prepares and presents weekly, monthly, and termly reports on network-wide recruitment status to relevant stakeholders.
  • Remains abreast of current legislation to ensure fair hiring practice and to enforce position-specific regulation in job descriptions and recruitment.
  • 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.
  • Nurture a high-achieving work environment where all prospective and current staff feel genuinely valued and supported.
  • Promote the vision and mission of SPARK Schools to staff, scholars, families, and the greater community.
  • Experience
    • Previous experience in recruitment administration for a high-performing organisation, preferably in the education industry.
  • Previous experience in recruitment administration for a high-performing organisation, preferably in the education industry.
  • Characteristics
    • Mission Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide high quality education at an affordable cost for all.
    • Excellence: A track record of high expectations and achievement personally and professionally.
    • Grit: Persistence through challenge.
    • Self-Reflection: Willingness to take and implement feedback.
  • Mission Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide high quality education at an affordable cost for all.
  • Excellence: A track record of high expectations and achievement personally and professionally.
  • Grit: Persistence through challenge.
  • Self-Reflection: Willingness to take and implement feedback.