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IT Technician (Apple MAC)

Good Hope Studies is a leading provider of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tuition to non-English speakers from around the world.

We’re looking for an IT technician between the ages of 21 and 28, with their own reliable transport and a can-do attitude, to assist us with on-site and remote support for our staff. We operate two campuses in Cape Town (Newlands and City Centre) and the successful candidate will be required to alternate between our campuses, and assist with various IT-related tasks.

Non-negotiable requirements:

  • You must be based in Cape Town – face to face interviews only;
  • You must have your own reliable car and your own mobile phone;
  • We’re a 100% Apple Mac environment so you MUST have sound knowledge of Apple Mac setup, configuration, installation & maintenance experience;
  • You must be able to work on projects (upgrades, company-wide installations) after-hours, or in rare circumstances, on weekends.

Required skills & experience:

  • Understanding of Networks;
  • Understanding of VOIP technology;
  • Some working knowledge of networks and network infrastructure;
  • Experience with customers and handling difficult situations;
  • Experience of supporting web-based applications;
  • Methodical and good problem solver;
  • Able to grasp technical concepts, and implement business tools;
  • Good customer facing skills and able to confidently communicate with clients;
  • Excellent English Language communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills with a flexible approach.

Instructions for all applications:
If you meet the criteria above, email your CV to employment@ghs.co.za and include a covering letter with your answers to any 4 of the following 6 questions:

  1. What interests you about this position?
  2. Which certifications do you hold, and how do you think that they will assist you in doing your job within our company?
  3. What technical websites (or books or magazines) do you follow/consume?
  4. How do you keep your skills current, in this industry?
  5. Explain how or where you have applied your technical knowledge, to solve a practical business problem?
  6. You have been asked to research a new cloud-based business tool. You have come across two possible solutions; one is an on-premises (client-server) solution, whereas the other is cloud-based. Assuming they are functionally equivalent, why would you recommend one over the other?

PLEASE NOTE: if you do not meet our non-negotiable criteria, and/or if you do not provide the information we are asking you for, your CV will not be considered.

Sales Manager for Africa (English as a Foreign Language)

We’re seeking a motivated freelance Sales Manager to promote our leading English Language School throughout the African Continent. We’re looking for someone fluent in either Arabic, French and/or Portuguese, with an existing network of middle-management and/or c-suite contacts within African Corporates and NGO’s.

To be the successful candidate you should be able to:
- use your existing network of relationships to promote our services;
- independently prospect for Language Learning opportunities by building relationships and trust with key decision makers, and ultimately convince them to send their staff to learn English at our School in Cape Town.

The successful candidate should possess the following key characteristics:

QUALIFICATION:

  • B.Degree or Diploma [preferred] in either education or sales-related field.

EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Minimum 3 years in new business sales acquisition [essential].
  • Experience in successfully selling to African Corporates including the follow-up fulfilment and delivery.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in successfully selling to Corporates in Regional (African) markets such francophone African countries, North African (Arabic-Speaking) and/or Middle-Eastern countries [essential].

SKILLS:

  • Ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders and communicate in a confident and effective manner with senior decision makers and key influencers (face-to-face and via tele-conferences, social media and cross-platform messaging tools) in a multi-cultural and multi-national Corporate environment [essential].
  • Ability to soundly and clearly articulate your sales proposition [essential].
  • Ability to record sales behaviour on a CRM system [essential].

OTHERS:

  • A valid South African (or other) Passport with permission to work in South Africa [non-negotiable].
  • Valid driver’s licence [essential].
  • Additional language skills to suit the target markets [essential].

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A leading English Language School, with 2 awesome locations, situated in Cape Town – one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Africa
  • The freedom to work independently but the assurance that a comprehensive support structure is there to help, when you need it.
  • A lucrative sales-related remuneration structure.
  • Part-time or full-time.

To apply for this position, please email your CV, a covering letter and a photograph [essential] to Mr Kratochwil kratochwil@ghs.co.za.

Teaching

  • We require a CELTA qualification or equivalent.
  • You need to be a South African citizen, or to already have the legal right to work here.

The following will all be advantages:

  • Significant experience in teaching English as a foreign language to adults, especially where this experience is with institutions that have strong professional development programmes and high quality standards.
  • A or B grades on CELTA.
  • Delta Modules passed.
  • An Honours or Master's degree in a relevant field such as a foreign language; a Master's degree in another field.
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional growth (e.g. whether you attended or led workshops or were observed regularly).

What we offer:

  • A friendly, professional and organised work environment.
  • The opportunity to work at a language school that meets stringent EAQUALS quality standards, and that is committed to teaching excellence and good client care.
  • A strong professional development programme, including, at times, Delta preparation courses.
  • The opportunity to join a team of motivated professionals, who are committed to their professional growth, and a significant proportion of whom are fully Delta qualified.

In your CV or covering letter please mention:

  • Your qualifications and the grades you achieved.
  • Details of your previous experience in teaching English as a foreign language. Please give a rough indication of how much experience you have with each of the following:
    - Adults
    - Children
    - Different Levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
    - Different types of classes (General English, English for Work, Exam Preparation, Academic English, etc.)
  • Any relevant short courses you've done, such as courses in teaching English for Work, in teaching Young Learners, or in Language Awareness.
  • Which languages you speak and to what level.

Please send your CV to employment@ghs.co.za.