• Full Time
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, Provincial Legislature Building, 1st Floor, 15 Wale Street, 8000 View on Map
  • @Department of the Premier Western Cape posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 6, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R1,057,326.00 - R1,057,326.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-inclusive package to be structured to be structured in accordance with the rules for SMS).
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Labour relations
  • Reference REF NO: DOTP 33/2021
  • Centre Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government
  • Enquiries
    Ms LS Esterhuyse at Tel No: (021) 483 5856
  • Where to submit application
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your application online only: via or
  • Notes
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time and place as decided by the selection panel. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools. The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before they may be appointed into this post. The purpose of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme, which is a public service specific training programme applicable to all applicants who aspire to join the SMS, is to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS. The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details may be sourced by the following link: Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from close of advert please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : B degree level qualification as recognised by SAQA on NQF level 7 in a relevant field, i.e. Law, Human Resources or Industrial Psychology; A minimum of 6 years’ senior/ middle management experience within a people management environment (including employee relations); A valid South African Drivers’ license; Successful completion of the Certificate for entry into the SMS (Senior Management Service) prior to appointment: The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before the candidate may be appointed into this post. The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details are available at: programme. Recommendation: It would serve as a recommendation to have a post graduate qualification in Labour Law. Competencies: Knowledge: Advanced knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining. Advanced knowledge of People Management and Employment Relations. In-depth knowledge of the Public Service Act, the Labour Relations Act, The Basic Conditions of Employment Act and The Employment Equity Act as well as general policies governing the government of the day. Skills: Excellent negotiation skills. Relationship management skills as a leader of your team and high-level in-house employment relations advisor. Strong analytical, conceptual and formulation skills. Ability to display thought leadership in complex applications. Excellent communication skills and the ability to think “pro-actively” and “on your feet”. Outstanding planning and organizing skills. Advanced computer literacy skills. Personal attributes: The ability to render advice and guidance in an objective and dedicated manner. The ability to multi- task, deal with ambiguity and manage under rapidly changing and pressurized circumstances. The ability to persuade and influence as well as handle conflict. The ability to lead and direct teams of professionals to a common goal. DUTIES : Line Management: Manage the provincial collective bargaining process. Provide employment relations training. Manage misconduct, grievance and dispute processes within 11 provincial departments. Render an employment relations consultancy service. Provide advice about the application of employment relations legislation, regulations and guidelines. Strategic Management: Contribute to strategic management within people management. Development and management of the business and operational plan of the Directorate. Evaluate the performance of the Directorate, analyse and propose business process improvements and provide reports on a regular basis on the activities of the Directorate. People Management: Responsible for the recruitment of employees. Motivate, train and guide employees within the Directorate. Manage the performance as well as discipline of employees within the Directorate. Financial Management: Responsible for the efficient, economic and effective control and management of the Directorate’s budget and expenditure in conjunction with reporting to the Sub-Programme Manager on all aspects of the Directorate’s finances.

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