General Foreman job vacancy at Eastern Cape Department of Education | APPLY WITH GRADE 9

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Eastern Cape Department of Education invites qualifying persons to apply for the job vacancy: General Foreman.

Closing date: 27 November 2023

Salary Notch: R171 537 per annum (Salary level 4)


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.


The key duties include the following:

Supervising the general assistants and serving as a team leader. Ensuring that general assistants sign the
attendance register. Co-ordinating daily activities of general assistants.

Support and advising the general assistants on the execution of their tasks. Perform work inspections. Ensuring the neatness of the buildings and premises.

Training general assistants by means of practical demonstrations/role-play etc. Developing a work schedule for all activities to be performed. Monitoring leave register of general assistants.

Organising meetings with general assistants and preparing inspection reports for the principal. Maintaining a supply register and inventory of equipment. Coordinating the receiving and storage of stock.

Controlling the distribution of equipment and supplies amongst general assistants. Assisting the administrative clerk in ordering supplies. Sweeping. Mopping. Dusting. Empty waste bins in classroom.

Disinfecting toilets and passageways. Refilling toilet paper holders. Washing basins and toilets. Removing
refuse. Vacuuming. Washing windows. Washing walls and doors. Polishing floor.

Treating pool with chemicals. Cleaning filters and pool surface. Cleaning gutters. Sweeping. Mopping. Sweeping. Washing, drying and storing dishes. Preparing soil. Applying fertiliser.

Planting flowers, grass, plants and shrubs. Mowing lawn. Trimming hedges. Pruning. Raking leaves. Irrigating garden. Removing waste and weeds. Applying insecticide.

Maintaining all sports fields: Rugby/ soccer/ hockey/ athletic fields. Cricket pitch and field. Irrigating grounds. Liming of sports fields. Seeing to the general condition of cleaning, gardening and other equipment.

Minor repairs to locks, doors, desks, sanitary ware, fencing, sport pavilion etc. Replacing light bulbs and windows. Doing touch-up painting where necessary. Un-blocking drains.

Minor repairs to wheelchairs, bicycles and walking aids. Locking and unlocking gates. Locking and unlocking classrooms and toilets. Activating and deactivating alarm system.

Ensuring general assistants follow safety rules and regulations as per school’s safety plan. Storing machinery and equipment. Securing and monitoring access points to the premises.

Removing dangerous objects from grounds. Ensuring safety of playground equipment. Report theft and
dangers on the premises. Ensuring safety equipment is in good working order e.g. fire extinguishers.

Providing logistical support at school functions or events: Ensuring the preparation of hall/ sound system/sport fields/braai facilities. Fulfilling general assistants’ duties when needed. Assisting in the preparation of the venues for exams.


A Grade 9 or school leaving certificate and letter from principal with one (1) to two (2) years’
experience in maintaining general work of mechanical maintenance and repairs.

A valid driver’s license (Attach a copy). Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures. Basic knowledge in controlling and maintaining equipment and grounds,

Knowledge in routine inspection of equipment and grounds. Understanding of Public Administration and
Government legislation. Good verbal and writing communication skills.

Numerical Literacy is strongly required. Willingness to work and cater for learners with special education needs. Acknowledge the unique needs of learners.

Treat each learner as an individual and respect their differences. Able to create an accommodative environment to meet the needs of learners. Avoiding use of language that is biased. Ability to learn.


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 New Z83 form:


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