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The South African Council for Educators (SACE) is inviting candidates to apply for the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 Position Chief Executive Officer 

(5 Year  Renewable Contract)

Salary: Negotiable



The suitable candidate will be in possession of an appropriate B degree or equivalent qualification in education. Knowledge of the education sector is a prerequisite and at least 10 years’ experience at management level. Teaching experience will be a distinct advantage.

The CEO is the accounting officer of Council and will be responsible for promoting the Vision and Mission of SACE as outlined in the SACE Act (Act 31 of 2000) and reporting to the SACE Council. The incumbent’s duties will be to promote and strengthen the teaching profession by overseeing the administrative processes related to the registration of teachers, setting and maintenance of ethical and professional standards for teachers, systems of continued professional development and professionalisation of teachers.

  Further responsibilities will include:

  • Provision of an efficient administration;
  • Overall leadership, organization, control, management and discipline of staff;
  • Implementation of decisions of council;
  • Overall financial management;
  • Facilitation of research and evaluation;
  • Promoting SACE with the teaching profession and external stakeholders;
  • Ensuring the maintenance of the SACE website;
  • Advice the Ministries of Basic Education, Higher Education and Training and regularly report to Parliament.
  • Promote the independence and autonomy of SACE

The following skills will be required:

Corporate governance and management, policy and report writing, strategic planning, financial and budgeting, innovation, communication, labour relations, conflict resolution and public speaking.

Note that the successful candidate will be expected to deliver a presentation during the interview and undergo an independent competency evaluation.


Send your application letter accompanied by a comprehensive CV with traceable references, certified copies of ID, qualifications and Drivers Licence. Please forward your application, to the Human Resource Unit: Private Bag X127, CENTURION, 0046 or hand deliver to the Human Resource Unit, SACE Building, 240 Lenchen Avenue (corner Jean Avenue) CENTURION. Correspondence is limited to short-listed applicants. Closing date for applications is the 15 March 2017. Direct your Queries to Mary Chauke: 012 663 0429.