The St Joseph’s Home Recent Available Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

26 Jun, 2019

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

The St Joseph’s Home is a paediatric intermediate healthcare facility providing holistic medical and rehabilitation care for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

The Home was established by the Pallottine Missionary Sisters and is run according to a Christian/Catholic ethos. The current staff complement is approx. 130, the majority of whom are nursing and professional therapy staff with HR, Operations and Fund development as support services.


Job Title: CEO
Job Location: Cape Town

Purpose of the position is to manage the implementation of the Home’s strategy, ensuring that the vision and objectives of the Home are achieved.


  • Strategic planning
  • Create a vision that is singular and that provides unity and inspiration
  • Preparation and presentation of 5-year strategic plans for Board consideration and approval.
  • Manage the implementation of the Home’s strategy as approved by the Board.
  • Report to the Board on the implementation of the Home’s strategy.
  • Research best practice models and keep up to date with latest developments in the field.
  • Maintain and develop the relationship with the Dept. of Health and other government departments, e.g., the Dept of Social Development and the Dept of Education.
  • Reporting and Board relationship
  • Participate in Board meeting and other Board committees.
  • Prepare reports and meeting packs for the Board, Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and Risk and Audit Committee.
  • Prepare and/or edit reports and articles for public dissemination.
  • Human resources:
  • Complete recruitment, appointment, retention and management of a strong, appropriately skilled, capable management team with the knowledge and experience to implement the strategic vision and plans of the Home (with written approval of the Board).
  • Complete recruitment, appointment, retention and management of strong, appropriately skilled and capable staff.
  • Performance management of direct reports.
  • Ensure HR practices are updated and in line with relevant legal requirements.
  • Ensure that all managers adhere to the HR practices.
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Together with Finance Manager, prepare annual budgets for approval by the Board.
  • Together with other members of the management team explore avenues for raising additional funding.
  • Be accountable for the successful financial management of the Home.
  • Governance and policy development
  • Ensure sound financial management processes.
  • Monitor the monthly management accounts.
  • Ensure that operational policies and procedures are updated and adhered to in all areas of the Home.
  • Relationship with the Pallottine Order
  • Provide the link between the Home and the Provincial Head of the Order by ensuring continual communication and opportunities for placement of Pallottine Sisters within the operations of the Home.
  • Donor relations and public awareness
  • Assist the Resources Development Manager by opening doors and creating opportunities for building new relationships/business partnerships.
  • Manage the public reputation and image.
  • Relationship with the School
  • Attend the school governing Board meetings representing the interests of the Home and ensuring that the educational needs of the children are met.


  • Requirements:
  • Qualification and experience:
  • The position requires a thorough understanding and adherence to the “Christian Faith ”
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in health or allied sector
  • Post Grad qualification would be preferable
  • 5-10 years’ experience in leading a health service provider NGO
  • Competencies:
  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships and partnerships
  • Gaining  commitment
  • Strategic leadership
  • Strategic decision making
  • Leading and guiding others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Business acumen
  • Innovation and facilitating change

To apply

Please send a full CV and motivational letter to the HR Manager at [email protected]


Application Deadline: Friday, 26 July, 2019

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