ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: EDUCATION LABOUR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICES REF NO: DBE/35/2021
Branch: Teacher and Professional Development
Chief Directorate: Education Human Resources Management
Directorate: Education Labour Relations Management Management and
Conditions of Services
SALARY: R470 040 per annum (Level 10)
REQUIREMENTS: A 3 year relevant (NQF level 6) post-matric qualification or equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA in the field of Labour Relations; A Three years working experience in an education sector including two years experience in labour relations in the education sector; Experience in collective bargaining both at the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) and exposure to Public Service Bargaining Councils (PSCBC) environment will be essential; Exposure to the dispute resolution procedures applicable to Collective Bargaining will be an added advantage. An understanding of the education policy environment; Good and functional knowledge of Government prescripts and procurement processes; Sound operational planning and management skills; Knowledge of monitoring, evaluating and reporting systems and processes; Understanding of the Human Resource Strategies and Policies for DBE; Ability to plan, prioritise and execute his/her assigned duties; Ability to work independently and be willing to work long hours where required; Computer literate; Problem-solving, Decision making and conflict resolution skills; Ability to form and nature relationships at all levels of the employer in relation to the Education Labour Relations and Conditions of Service; Knowledge of the educational framework and policies; Knowledge of labour law and procedures; Knowledge of employment of Educator’s Act; Knowledge of conditions of service for educators; Knowledge and understanding of Public Service and Labour Legislations; A valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel are essential.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in meetings between labour and employer to discuss and attempt to resolve issues of mutual concern; Schedule or coordinate Employer Caucus meetings and serves as secretariat to the Employer Caucus; Assist the negotiating team to plan, obtain mandates and provide secretarial services to the negotiating team; Render an excellent contribution to the continued improvement of the conditions of employment of educators; Work with the internal and external stakeholders; Monitor, support and report on Provincial implementation of Collective Agreements and Human Resources Policies; Prepare quarterly and annual reports when required; Manage and monitor the Implementation of Collective Agreements between the department and its recognised trade unions; Assist the Chief Negotiator in liaising with trade unions on matters of mutual interest.
ENQUIRIES: Mr A Tsamai Tel No: (012) 357 3321/Ms M Thubane Tel No: (012) 357 3297
NOTE: Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo a writing test and will be subjected to a security clearance.
APPLICATIONS: Submitted via post to Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver to The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.za or the Department of Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at www.dpsa.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION: Mr A Tsamai /Ms M Thubane
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of ID and qualifications. NB as of 1st July 2006, all new appointments in the public service have to be part of the Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS) in order to qualify for a Government Medical Subsidy. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake a writing test as part of the interview process. Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE: 14 May 2021