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Facilities - Maintenance Person (Midrand Secondary)

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Facilities Coordinator at our Midrand Secondary School! This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

About Nova Pioneer

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask why instead of telling them the what. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration.

Nova Pioneer currently has 16 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit

About The Role

As a Facilities Coordinator, you will be specifically responsible for the following:
  • Carry out maintenance and light/minor repairs.
  • Carry out general renovations, paint work, plumbing and electricals.
  • Conduct investigations, evaluation, and restorations on identified general faults and/or breakages.
  • Ensure that health and safety measures are observed,
  • Ensure that all safety incidents, accidents and near misses are reported immediately to the OHS Representatives and Associate Dean of Operations in the stipulated time frames.
  • Lock up all the buildings at the end of the day.
  • Moving and reshuffling furniture and any other school equipment as needed.
  • Keep and update inventory register of the tools of trade at all times
  • Undertake other related duties and assignments as assigned from time to time.
About You
  • Completed Grade 12; ideally you will have also completed a Technical Diploma or Certificate in plumbing/electrical
  • Knowledge of General Safety principles
  • Preferred work experience includes:
    • Building/construction 3 years
    • Gardening 2-3 years
    • General maintenance duties 3 years
As a Facilities Coordinator, you will
  • Strive for excellence in every detail of your work and inspire and challenge everyone around you to do the same.
  • You take pleasure in excellence more than credit or status.
  • Our culture resonates deeply with your valuesand in particular, you are excited to challenge yourself by taking risks and getting more feedback than youve ever gotten before.
How To Apply

Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

Please note: Where a copy of your resume is required, copying and pasting from a formatted document e.g. Microsoft Word may not result in the formatting transferring correctly to the final resume. You are encouraged to attach your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to protect formatting.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.


Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. Novaneers work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best.

Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.

Nova Pioneer, in line with the POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measurements will be in place to protect personal information but it will be used for recruitment and employment purposes. By submitting your application with Nova Pioneer, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Nova Pioneer will never request an application fee from candidates. If you are contacted with a request to pay a fee from someone claiming to be a Nova Pioneer Talent or Recruitment representative, please do not pay them and report it to us immediately on or

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