Year 13 Stream Lead

Year 13 Stream Lead


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Offer Salary


Year 13 Stream Lead

  • Location

    Western Cape, South Africa

  • Offered Salary


  • Date Posted

    3 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    27 Nov, 2023

An opportunity has opened for a Year 13 Stream Lead whose calling and heart is aligned with the ethos and vision of Bonnievale 418.

Role Description

Year 13 Stream Lead [MD1]      

Reports to: Programme Director

About Bonnievale 418

After the successful community-led implementation of a new skills-based high school in Bonnievale (Jakes Gerwel Technical), the Bonnievale 418 programme has been established to pursue a broader mission to invest in the lives of young people by increasing  quality and access to career-focused education, supporting learner pathways from school to work, growing employment potential within the local economy and sharing learnings with other communities”. The programme has the ambitious goal of zero youth unemployment in the local community by 2030.

Bonnievale 418 is funded by the JGE Funding Trust, a dedicated and diverse group of community members who share a deeply held belief that every young person should have the opportunity to participate fully in learning and in life regardless of means or ability.

Job overview

The Year 13 Stream Lead will establish this new department in Bonnievale418 with the focus on placing school leavers without a post school opportunity (Study or employment) into various youth development programs. These programs include amongst others the Year Beyond program, Chrysalis Academy applications, the Year 13 programme and the Adult Education and Training programme. This person will work very closely with the Pathway and Employment Managers to optimise the links between supply (learners/ school leavers) and demand (employment or other income generating opportunities).

The position is based in Bonnievale, Western Cape.

Key responsibilities

  1. Identifying local (and regional):
  2. Managing a team of implementers and mentors of programmes.
  3. Compiling of reports and the managing of programme budgets.
  4. Developing post-school placement strategy: placement opportunities based on learner profiles and market demand.
  5. Maintain 80% placement in programmes, with the aim of facilitating the progression of candidates into other opportunities upon completion. 
  6. Developing a youth database to track supported youth to enable follow-up support, monitoring and evaluation, and feedback from youth.

Minimum requirements

  1. Fluent in English and Afrikaans, with excellent listening skills and speaking skills.
  2. Proven ability to work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, to work with different types of people and to find meaningful connections to young school leavers.
  4. Course facilitating skills.
  5. Strong managerial skills (various youth development programs implemented by support staff).
  6. Experience in youth development.
  7. A valid driver’s license with own reliable transport.

Education and experience profile

  1. Tertiary qualification in counselling or related field with a focus on career development.
  2. At least 2 years’ experience in youth development, facilitating of programs and recruitment and job placements, 


  1. Self-starter, motivated to work independently and as part of a close-knit team.
  2. Energised by assisting, serving, developing youth, and mentoring other people.
  3. Compassionate and empathetic. 
  4. Committed to making a difference through education and youth development.

Employment Type: 3-year contract position – with a possible extension

Remuneration: Market Related.

For enquiries contact Curren Kühn on 072 682 8789 or

All applications in the form of a CV with cover letter in electronic format must be received by 27 November 2023 at 17h00 (PM) via .