Watershed College

The #1 Preferred Vocational College

          

VACANCIES

Applicants are invited for the post of

 

ESTATE MANAGER

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Estate Manager reports to the College Head and will be in charge of the upkeep and day-to-day running of the College Estate and enforces adherence to all estate policies and procedures. The incumbent will have a diverse range of tasks which will include:

 

  • Supervise estate employees/contractors
  • Manage budget and events, while adhering to required criteria
  • superintend the estate management policies to ensure procedures are effectively implemented and complied with.
  • superintend all aspects of estate management and environmental management issues for the College.
  • Supervise and be responsible for management and maintenance of facilities, gardens and grounds on the estate to required standards,
  • obtain maximum productivity, efficiency and quality service from employees
  • uphold all aspects of compliance and quality standards
  • make regular checks and assessments for maintenance, health and safety and security while liaising with Line Managers.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLILITES

 

  • Supervise estate activities to achieve overall College goals.
  • Quality control of all aspects of estate including health and safety
  • Adhere to statutory obligations, quality and best practice guidelines
  • Carry out an agreed annual programme of maintenance work in order to maintain the estate to the required standard
  • Inspect buildings, structures and facilities regularly
  • Ensure that the equipment in use is maintained and can be used/operated safely at all times.
  • Ensure essential repairs or replacements are carried out as part of the maintenance programme in line with applicable standards and within prescribed time limits
  • Identify hazards and defects to ensure compliance to applicable codes, procedures and legislation in health and safety
  • Maintain accurate records/documentation associated with the work
  • Responsibly use resources while operating within budgetary controls

 

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • A relevant professional qualification.
  • Advanced PC skills are required including Excel and Word; Access and PowerPoint are preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
  • Requisite knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the environment
  • Practical knowledge of building maintenance, security and house-keeping.
  • Practical knowledge of plants plus experience of using general garden machinery.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated work experience of 5-10 years.
  • A minimum age of 40 years is preferred
  • Experience of working in a similar environment would be an added advantage.

 

REMUNERATION PACKAGE

 

A competitive remuneration package will be disclosed to the successful candidate.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

An application letter, Curriculum Vitae together with certified copies of academic and professional certificates should be HAND DELIVERED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE or e-mailed to: secretary@watershed.ac.zw.

 

The closing date of receipt of applications is 13th November 2020.

 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Applicants are invited for the post of

FRENCH TEACHER

Watershed College requires the services of a suitably qualified person to teach French up to Cambridge ‘A’ Level.

This post is available from 1.01.2021.

Qualifications, skills and requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching diploma or certificate are a must together with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience and the ability to work under minimal supervision.

The teacher will be required to be actively involved in all facets of boarding school life, including sports and clubs.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate

Applications should be addressed to Mrs. F. Benzon, Head of Watershed College and sent to the Head’s Secretary: secretary@watershed.ac.zw

The application should consist of an application form (download application form here), a CV and a cover letter outlining why the candidate believes that they are ideally suited for the post.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

The closing date for applications is 5.10.20

 

 

 

Applicants are invited for the following vacancy October 2020:

ADMINISTRATIVE & HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT

REPORT TO:  Finance & Administration Manager

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the Administration office. The person superintends administration and human resources management policies to ensure procedures are effectively implemented and complied with. Supports staff and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Responsible for confidential and time sensitive material. The person will be responsible for processing the payroll as well as keeping accurate employee records and files for the school, farm and dairy. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. Ability to effectively communicate to ensure the assigned duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. May direct and lead the work of others. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLILITES:

  • Supervise administration and human resources activities to achieve overall College goals.
  • Oversee transport, estate, housekeeping and security operations.
  • Preparation and maintenance of all administrative/human resources records, input employee data and maintain employee files as well as respond to employee inquiries about human resources issues.
  • Prepares payroll and maintain payroll records
  • Coordinates works council meetings (school, farm and dairy) and various events as well as producing meeting agendas and recording of the minutes.
  • Familiar with the Labour Act.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Higher National Diploma/Degree in Human Resources Management and Administration with a relevant professional qualification such as Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ) Diploma. An accounting qualification is an added advantage.
  • Advanced PC skills are required including Excel and Word; Access and PowerPoint are preferred.
  • Good analytical skills are required.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Willing to work outside working hours including weekends when necessary.
  • Demonstrated work experience of 2 to 5 years.
  • Experience of working in a similar environment would be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE:

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate

HOW TO APPLY:

Application and Curriculum Vitae together with certified copies of academic and professional certificates should preferably be HAND DELIVERED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE or e-mailed to: secretary@watershed.ac.zw. The closing date of receipt of applications is 4th September 2020.

NB: Those applicants who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.