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SALARY: R763 212 – R1 266 156 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE: Family Advocate, Newcastle26

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or recognized four (4) year legal qualification; At least five (5) years appropriate post-qualification, litigation experience; Admitted as an Advocate; The right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; A valid driver’s license; Afrikaans would be an added advantage. Skills and Competencies: Computer Literacy; Litigation; Advocacy; Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management.

DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Perform all functions and duties of the Family Advocate in Institute enquires to ascertain the best interest of the minor child by means of ADR procedures and evaluation; Attend to Hague matters and liaise with Judges, Attorneys, Psychologist, Social Workers, and other relevant professionals; Furnish the court with recommendations on any matter concerning the welfare of a minor child involved in a pending matter; Endorse settlement agreements or commenting thereon; Promoting access to the Family Advocate services and create public awareness; Attend to relevant circuit courts within KwaZulu-Natal province.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. T.P. Zondi Tel No: (031) 372 3000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number and direct your application to

CLOSING DATE: 06 April 2021

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email address specified to each post. The email must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate, and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary. Attachments must be in PDF format and limited to 10 megabytes. Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without reaching the Department. Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. The candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where a driver’s license is a requirement. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.


Updated: April 4, 2021 — 10:51 pm
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