Posted on :
24 Aug, 2021
Milpark Education is a registered Private Higher Education Institution offering business management education that focuses on the areas of management and leadership, financial planning and insurance, and banking across South Africa and in other parts of Africa.
Milpark offers full-time, part-time and distance learning Higher Education (HE) and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications, as well as career-focused short courses. The higher education qualifications offered start at NQF level 5, extend into levels 6 and 7, and culminate in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NQF level 8. Our short-term qualifications cover the spectrum from NQF level 5 through to NQF level 7.
Milpark Education has been rated as the Number One Private Provider of the MBA degree and was placed fifth in the overall rankings of accredited Educations in the 2012 PMR.africa national survey on accredited Educations offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.
Milpark has five different Schools, each with its own unique focus:
2.School of Financial Planning and Insurance
3.School of Investment and Banking
4.School of Commerce
5.Milpark Business School
The Milpark culture is based on 5 core values:
•We focus on providing quality education to our students
• We focus on our excellent customer service
•We work together with integrity and respect
•We take personal accountability and responsibility
•We create value for our stakeholders through innovation and operational excellence
Job Title: Lecturer: Financial Planning
Location: Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Reference #: LecFP_190821
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for the financial planning industry. It will be someone who wants to make a definitive contribution to ensure that the financial advisors/planners serving Southern African communities are able to guide their clients to make the right financial decisions. This lecturing position is in the department of Financial Planning in the School of Financial Planning and Insurance.
•Implement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements with regard to assigned programmes and subjects
•Lecture and assess on assigned programmes in field of expertise
•Manage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across programmes within timelines as require
•Conduct internal moderation on assigned subjects
•Sign off on all assessments on assigned projects.
•Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned programmes and make recommendations to the Results Committee
•Control and sign off of marks for assigned programmes
•Assist with academic policy development for the faculty processes
•Obtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance of teaching and to improve teaching material
•Take responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark
•Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student support
•Build good relationships with internal departments and part-time academics
•Serve on relevant academic committees
•Develop and document admission and exemption policies for the programme
•Develop RPL policy for a specific programme
•Oversee implementation of admission and selection policies for the assigned programmes (ensuring all entry criteria met and approval of selection and admissions)
•Track and manage student throughput on assigned programmes, in consultation with PMs, including the oversight of “at risk” student management
•Action items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with programme managers
•Take responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of the assigned programmes and areas
•Ensure adequate author briefing for new subjects
•Manage all assigned programmes with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student support
•Monitor curriculum development implementation, performance and quality of assigned programmes
•Prepare documentation (submissions) for registration (SAQA) and accreditation of programmes (HEQC) and for quality assurance (INSETA)
•Assist with preparation of Prospectus/Milpark Rules/similar
•Manage the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milpark’s processes and procedures
Recruitment, performance management and people development:
•Recruit academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areas
•Participate in “mock” lecturing process before appointment of lecturing staff so as to assess capability
•Take responsibility for the quality of academic staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjects
•Manage induction and development of new academic staff
•Manage the performance of lecturing staff to ensure that lecturers meet Milpark’s standards
•Take responsibility for lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirements
•Address poor performance of academic staff
•Conduct research and produce publications or other research outputs in line with departmental objectives
•Assist with the research of students and faculty
•Act as supervisor and/or marker for student research in field of expertise
•Recruit supervisors and markers in the field of expertise
•Give input into the services delivered by the LRC
•Improve and ensure student motivation
•Assist with after – hour academic representation online.
•Be available to meet with students in terms of an agreed schedule after hours (after hours and weekends)
•Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic info
•Manage students across horizontal and vertical articulation
•Address student academic queries and disputes
•Provide academic consulting services to students, faculty and sales & marketing department
•Participate in HEQC/DoE/INSETA enquiries
•Consult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback.
•Maintain professional relationships with all clients, Milpark management and staff.
Take accountability for own development:
•Expand own expertise on continuous basis
•Attend workshops, conferences, etc. in order to stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
•Engage with the professional and academic communities
•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management
•Provide consulting services as and when required in field of expertise, in consultation with management
Education & Experience Requirements
•At least a post-graduate diploma in financial planning (NQF 8)
•Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a financial advisor or financial planner
Desired Behavioural competencies:
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast moving and pressurized environment
•Ability to give high attention to detail
•Ability to work in a team
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Commitment to continuous professional development
•Passion for education and for students
•Good analytical skills
By submitting your personal information and application you hereby confirm:
-That you have no objection to us reviewing and processing any personal information provided in the course of your application, as well as any information that you have provided in support of your application.
-That you have no objection to us retaining your personal information in our database for future employment opportunities that might arise. If you would prefer that we do not keep your CV in this manner, please feel
free to contact us at [email protected] .
Should you wish to apply via an alternative channel, you may do so by sending your:
application to us via email at [email protected] Please note that your application will only be accepted if the following conditions are met:
-The subject line contains the vacancy reference number as indicated in the advertisement.
-Your email includes your full name, surname and contact details.
-Your CV is attached in pdf. format.
-Applications sent to other email addresses belonging to Milpark will not be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our EE requirements.
Application Deadline: 31/08/2021
Any problems with registering/uploading your CV, please contact the HR Administrator at [email protected]