Employment Relations Specialist
University of the Free State
Free State, South Africa
9d ago

Description :

Duties and responsibilities :

  • Collaboratively, with the Employment Relations Manager, diagnose trends and challenges with key drivers and advise on solutions available to drive delivery and morale.
  • Ensure that grievances, disciplinary’s and disputes are attended to within the stipulated time from the date of occurrence and that chairperson reports are submitted to the Employment Relations Office.
  • Provide advice, manage risk on employment relations matters, and ensure that the necessary deadlines are met within the stipulated timelines.
  • Contribute to the implementation of negotiating mechanisms with unions, which support the annual review of pay and benefits together with any structural changes.
  • Develop and present training interventions aimed at developing line management and human resource capacity.
  • Represent the University in disputes referred to CCMA.
  • Consult and prepare line managers and HR Business Partners for CCMA disputes.
  • Inherent requirements :

  • A bachelor’s degree in Labour Relations / law / or a field related to Labour Relations.
  • Five (5) years broad and progressively labour relations experience, preferably in multi-union environment.
  • Required competencies :

  • Business acumen.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalition.
  • Assumption of duties :

    1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Closing date : 23 September 2018

    Salary :

    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 3687 / 9962 / 9130.-

    General :

    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act.

    Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following :

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.( Please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • Certified copies (not older than three (3) months) of all academic record;
  • Certified copies (not older than three (3) months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • Certified copy (not older than three (3) months) of your identity document (ID).
  • The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.

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