Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of a Schools’ Manager to be responsible for running the three company schools under the Ubombo Sugar Schools’ Trust (UST) – (Ubombo Primary, U-Tech High and Sisekelo High Schools).

The job is responsible to the Board of Trustees, reporting to the Chairman of the Ubombo Schools Trust (UTS)


  • Participate in recruiting, training, and managing of school support staff
  • Establish finance policies for the UST
  • Take charge of the management and maintenance of school assets
  • Ensure compliance to safety and health policies of the schools
  • Responsible for managing the administrative system of the schools
  • Drive the marketing agenda for the schools, working with the School Principals
  • Manage Procurement contracts of goods and services for UST
  • Play a strategic and proactive role in the creation of wealth for the operation of the schools
  • Play a leadership and managerial role to the school heads
  • Promote a winning mindset to the educators and learners
  • Ensure conducive teaching and learning environment for the educators and learners
  • Responsible for managing records of staff personnel; oversee work with the payroll providers and school’s personnel
  • Perform human resource management for UST
  • Ensure the institution is run in a professional and effective manner
  • Drive the strategic direction of the institution
  • Compile and manage the budget for UST.
  • Promote and adhere to UST’s policies, procedures and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with Education Administration and Leadership, B.Com Degree in Business Management or equivalent.
  • MSc in Education Administration, MBA / MBL will be an added advantage
  • 10 years as School Principal at High School level (Private School set Up)
  • Good relationship building and planning skills
  • Management skills: School business managers need to have the ability to get people coordinated. motivated to get the desired result.
  • Accounting or finance management skills: He/she must be able to manage finance
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Leadership skills: The manager must have the ability to lead individuals and team of staff in various departments
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality towards work
  • Ability to maintain high level of work ethics and professionalism
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and display a zero-error mind-set


This is a permanent role and remuneration as aligned with the responsibilities of the role.


  • Applications with a detailed CV and certified proof of qualifications and names of two referees, marked “Schools’ Manager”, should be emailed to the Human Resources Head at Recruitment@illovo.co.za on or before 21 September 2022.
  • If you do not receive correspondence after 21 working days from the closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.