Drive to fill vacant educator posts in ECape

JANUARY 19, 2016

The Eastern Cape Education Department is inviting professionally qualified educators to apply for employment to fill the 1 665 level 1 vacant posts in its 23 districts.

The department on Monday said the invitation to apply for posts is a bid to address the educator shortage and fill substantive vacant posts in the province.

The invitation includes qualified educators who are employed by School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and private schools who have an interest to join the public service.

Applicants are advised to attach a formal application for employment form - a Z83 form, and each person should provide not less than three options for placement when submitting their profiles.

Applicants must submit their profiles at the department’s head office in Zwelitsha. These applications and personal profiles should be addressed to Mr Nyameko Tshibo, the Director for Human Resource Planning and Provisioning Services at Department of Education (4th Floor, Steve Vukile Tshwete Building, Zone 6 Zwelitsha). 

Faxed documents will be accepted too as long as they are submitted before the deadline. The recruitment project is meant to last until the 31 March 2016.

It should be noted that the placement process will be done in consultation with the various School Governing Bodies and the recognised trade unions that are participating in the Education Labour Relations Council in the province.

The process of appointment will be on a “first come first serve” basis, but subject to each person meeting the requirement of the available post. The department said applicants may be required to undergo interview sessions in the selection process and their educational qualifications will be verified as required by the relevant legislation.

“We acknowledge that the available posts may not be adequate to absorb every applicant but as posts become available from time to time,” said the department. 

Applicants will be considered based on their personal profiles and the job profile of the available position -