Work with Wordworks


Wordworks is recruiting:

Programmes Administrator

(full time)

Programmes Trainers/ Mentors

(part time)

New board members

About Wordworks

Wordworks is a dynamic and growing non-profit organisation that focuses on early language and literacy development in the first eight years of children’s lives, through the adults that care and work with them at home, in schools and ECD centres, and in the community.

We are known for our high quality, multilingual resources and training and for our programmes that are innovative and effective. While we support a strong network of schools and ECD centres that use these programmes in Cape Town, we increasingly engage government, NGO and community partners that train to use our programmes and materials in their own networks around the country.

We aspire to an agile and reflective style of work, requiring high levels of independence, productivity and decisiveness within a collaborative and accountable environment. 

Programmes Administrator (full time)

We are looking for a highly-efficient, dynamic and skilled young professional to join our team as a full-time PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR, reporting to the Deputy Director.

Programmes Trainers/ Mentors (part time)

We are looking for experienced ECD and Foundation Phase educators, with a strong background in early language and literacy education to join our team as part-time PROGRAMME TRAINERS AND MENTORS, reporting to our Programme Managers.

New board members

One of our board members is nearing the end of her term of office and so we are looking for expressions of interest from individuals who would like to make a meaningful difference to young lives in South Africa through a voluntary position on our Board.  We are looking in particular for expertise and experience in one or more of the following: the NGO sector, early education, African Languages, HR, contract law and IT.  Our board meets three times a year.

If you believe you have the skills, values and commitment to make a strong contribution to our organisation please send your CV and a one-page letter motivating your interest to by 9am on Friday 25 October 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before mid-November. 

Conditions of work and remuneration for the programme positions will be discussed with short listed candidates and will depend on candidates’ experience and qualifications.  The successful candidates could start immediately, but not later than 13 January 2020. 

Wordworks is an equal opportunity employer. Preference may be given to candidates whose appointment would ensure that our organisation is more representative of the communities in which we work. 

Wordworks reserves the right not to appoint.