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Eastern Cape Department of Education invites qualifying persons to apply for the job vacancy: General Assistant [x26 posts].

Closing date: 27 November 2023


Eastern Cape Department of Education is an equal opportunity, representative employer. It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of positions.

Persons with disability and learner disability are especially encouraged to apply.


The Eastern Cape Department of Education is a unit of the Provincial Government of the Eastern Cape, which itself is a unit of the South African Government.

Vision: All learners provided with opportunities to become productive, responsible, and competitive citizens through an inclusive quality basic education system

Mission: To achieve the vision, we will:
• Implement appropriate and relevant educational programmes through quality teaching and learning
• Mobilise community and stakeholder support through participation;
• Institutionalise a culture of accountability at all levels of the Department.


GENERAL ASSISTANTS (shift working system applicable)
Salary Notch: R147 03 per annum (Salary level 3)

A general assistant in a school/ school/special school plays a vital role in support and the overall operations of the school and contributing to the well-being of students with special needs.

While specific duties may vary depending on the school’s requirements, your role as a general assistant is essential in creating an environment where students can thrive and learn effectively.

By diligently carrying out your responsibilities, you contribute to the overall success of the school’s mission and the well-being of its students and staff.


DUTIES will include but is not limited to the following:

  • Facility Maintenance: Clean and maintain hostels, classrooms, grounds, and all school facilities to uphold a tidy and organized environment. Attend to general domestic tasks like repairing windows, doors, taps, gutters, lights, and wheelchairs. Ensure proper functioning of facilities for the comfort and safety of everyone.

  • Refuse Management: Collect and dispose of refuse from both the hostels and school premises to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Regularly monitor and manage waste disposal processes.
  • Ablution Facilities Care: Wash and sanitize ablution facilities, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for students and staff. Keep floors, carpets, and surfaces clean and well-maintained.

  • Supplies Management: Request, procure, and manage cleaning materials to ensure that necessary supplies are available.
  • Premises Neatness: Conduct daily inspections to ensure the neatness and tidiness of buildings and premises. Report any instances of damage or disrepair promptly to the appropriate channels.

  • Safety and Environment: Contribute to the overall safety and well-being of students and staff by maintaining a hazard-free environment. Uphold the rights of children and promote their well-being at all times.


  • A Grade 9 or school leaving certificate and letter from principal.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with special needs, will be an advantage.
  • An understanding of Public Service principles.
  • Proof of being part of PEYI will be an advantage.


APPLICATIONS: Hand in your application, stating the relevant reference number to the School as indicated below; Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on thebottom of this post, which must be signed.

Application should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV including at least two contactable referees, as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable].

Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment

Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. All shortlisted candidates
will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant elements of the job.

Closing Date: 27 November 2023  Closing Time: 16:00

Post: Public Service Staff Posts

Enquiries: Ms NP Sipahlanga, Tel: 0406084245. Email: [email protected]. To apply, download and complete the following forms:


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