Consultant, Legal Advisor

Tracking Number: 11146N
Job Title: Consultant, Legal Advisor
Business Unit: Corporate Centre Telkom Group
Service Organisation: Legal Services
Division/Section: General Litigation and Property Law
Number of Positions: 1

Job Type Classification: Permanent
Region: KwaZulu-Natal
Location - Town / City: Durban

Job Requirements: Qualification: A B Uris OR LLB OR B Proc Degree (NQF level 7).

Experience: 3 - 5 Years' experience in a legal environment.

Special requirements:
- A valid driver's license.
- Willing to travel.
- Willing to work outside normal office hours.
- Admission as practising Atoorney or Advocate will be an advantage.

Core Description:
The incumbent will be responsible to efficiently handle litigious matters and claims for and against Telkom, provide legal advice in the region in accordance with the Delegation of Authority, as well as assisting and handling matters handed over to duly appointed attorneys in the region.


Functional Knowledge:
Legal Procedures; Employment Contract Law; Dispute Resolution Processes; Telecommunication Procedures; Transport Code; Telkom Structure; Civil/Criminal Procedure; Telecommunication Legislation; Telecommunication Policies.

Functional Skills:
Lateral Thinking; Decision Making; Investigation Techniques; Conflict Management; Computer Applications; Negotiation Techniques; Problem Solving; Time Management; Litigating Techniques.

Attitudes/Leadership Behaviour:
Ethical; Persuasive; Assertive; Trustworthy; Patient; Dedicated; Innovative; Accurate; Calm.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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