HR Business Partner


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Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at

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Job Purpose

The main purpose of this position is to provide a comprehensive generalist, proactive and integrated HR business partnering advisory service to line management and employees within the Academy. We seek to appoint a pro-active individual who thrives in a fast paced, agile, challenging and complex environment, works well under pressure, finds creative and innovative solutions to problems, and is customer-focused.

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Minimum academic requirements & experience

  • A relevant NQF7 qualification in HR or any related field.
  • At least five years relevant generalist HR experience in a business
    partnering capacity. Experience in an education environment will
    serve as an added advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of legal requirements
    related to human resources and employee management.
  • Evidence in delivery in an HR advisory capacity.
  • Experience in coaching and consulting in a changing environment.
  • Capable of developing and managing well-defined project plans to
    ensure that objectives are met.
  • Proven experience of working with an HRIS, Sage experience will
    serve as an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in developing, reviewing and implementing HR
  • Proven experience of working with service providers.
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Key responsibilities

  • Provide strategic partnering, change management, operational and
    administrative service to the Academy.
  • Build and maintain constructive relationships with line managers and
  • Provide guidance to management and employees about the Human
    Resources Strategy and Policies.
  • Advise, coach and support line managers and staff on a full range of
    HR functions and services such as recruitment and selection, HR
    Administration including contract administration, remuneration and
    benefits, induction, training and development, employment equity and
    transformation, employee wellness, organizational design, job design
    and evaluation, performance management and probations to ensure
    consistency with relevant legislation, Academy policies and
  • Facilitate and advise line managers and staff on employee relations
    in relation to disciplinary, grievance, restructuring, incapacity,
    conciliation, mediation, arbitration and compilation of evidence
    required for all these processes.
  • Proactively manage projects and change management initiatives.
  • Undertake specific projects, in consultation with the HR Manager to
    facilitate HR activities and enhance client service.
  • Provide timeous and relevant HR management information, data
    analytics and reports.
  • Educate and enforce adherence of policies to all staff.
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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Strong customer service orientation with excellent interpersonal skills.
  •  Excellent oral (including presentation) and written communication
  • Demonstrable problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure, show initiative and multitask.
  • High level of accuracy and analytical thinking.
  • Proven computer literacy (MS Office) and exposure to HR information
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile and take on additional responsibilities
    as required.
  • Willingness to work long hours as and when needed.
  • Knowledge of the Academy’s values and exemplifies behaviours of
    Respect, Honour, Service Excellence, Compassion, Responsibility
    and Accountability.
  • Works with the highest integrity and ethics adhering to OWLAG
    policies and regulations.
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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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