Labour Relations Officer (Lateral Transfer)

Reference number: 03886

Directorate: Nursing Education and Training

SALARY: R227 802 – R268 338 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE: Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 year tertiary qualification in Labour Relations / Human Resources / Labour. Law plus a minimum of 2-3years’experience in a labour relations field. A valid code 8 manual driver’s license and willingness to travel extensively. Willingness work long hours. Knowledge and in depth understanding of the legislative framework applicable to the Labour Relations and Human Resources field. Computer Literacy .Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Presentation skills, negotiation skills, problem solving skills, conflict management skills, interpersonal skills, analytical thinking ability, ability to compile complex reports and Supervisory skills.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks. Implement and manage the finalisation of misconduct cases. Instil acceptable conduct and improved work ethic in personnel. Manage discipline effectively to ensure zero-tolerance in cases involving corrupt activities. Represent the department sufficiently in disciplinary hearings. Provide quality labour relations advice to line manager. Conduct research on case law, trends and development in Labour Law and Labour Relations. Implement and manage the presentation of labour relations training of high quality and standard. Support the management of grievance and disputes resolution in the department. Maintain and monitor the database of individual grievance and disputes .Assist in the management of collective bargaining matters. Assist to facilitate in participation of unions on departmental committees .Provide guidance to management and staff on issues related to collective bargaining Supervision. Generate management and statutory reports.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. P Ndaba, Tel No: (011) 983 3006

APPLICATIONS: Application must be submitted on a Z83 form with a C.V, Certified copies of I.D and Qualifications attached. Applications should be submitted at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College(inside the Hospital premises), Chris Hani Road , Diepkloof ,Soweto or posted to Private Bag X05, Bertsham, 2013 or apply online at

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at / documents. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

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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