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LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER

Public Servants Association of South Africa
Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Location

Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Full job description

The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) is a registered Trade Union in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and is non-profit Company in terms of the Companies Act, 2008.

The PSA is committed to meeting the objectives of employment equity in accordance with the PSA Employment Equity Transformation Plan and Procedures to ensure the equitable representation of designated groups within occupational levels of the PSA. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant full qualification with at least a NQF level 6 (Diploma/Advanced Certificate) plus 5 years relevant experience OR a Matric / Grade 12 or any other relevant full qualification with a NQF level 4 value plus at least 9 years relevant experience (Employment Law and HR Environment)
  • A valid driver’s licence

*(full qualification = at least 120 credits)

STRONG RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and Xhosa
  • The successful candidate should possess good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply labour law principles and manage collective bargaining and dispute resolution processes
  • Proven experience of legal drafting
  • Admittance as an attorney

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Provide Labour Relations advice and/or representation to members with regard to disciplinary hearings and grievance disputes
  • Case management
  • Establishment of bargaining and consultative forums
  • PSA Representative/ Negotiator in bargaining and consultative forums
  • Capacitate Shop Stewards and structures to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities
  • Ensure effective communication to members in respect of regular feedback on registered cases as well as collective bargaining developments, which includes the drafting of articles for the PSA Informus/ Magazine
  • Ensure effective Dispute Resolution
  • Drafting and negotiating collective agreements and ensure quality of agreements

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES

  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Persuading and influencing skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Sound specialist/ technical knowledge
  • Interpretation skills

Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will promote employment equity within the PSA.

All interested applicants should apply via Indeed and include a complete CV with current contact details.

Please note: Applications not submitted via Indeed and / or without CVs will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 8 July 2019

Should you not be contacted within 30 days, please accept that your application was not successful.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Labour Relations: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Admittance as an Attorney: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Establishment of Bargaining and Consultative Forums: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Drafting and Negotiating Collective Agreements: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Case Management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Drafting of Articles: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Negotiating: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Collective Bargaining: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Legal Drafting: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Diploma (Required)

Location:

  • Mthatha, Eastern Cape (Required)

Licence:

  • Drivers licence (Required)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)
  • Xhosa (Preferred)