DIRECTOR: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS REF NO: 210521/01

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POST 16/30 : DIRECTOR: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS REF NO: 210521/01

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

Branch: Corporate Support Services
Dir Employee Relations
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (all-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : Pretoria (Head Office)

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree in Labour Relations or equivalent relevant qualification
(NQF7) as recognised by SAQA. Five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience in public
service Labour Relations of which at least five (5) years must be at middle/senior
managerial level. A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of
government is required prior to the appointment (Refer to SMS note above). A valid
driver’s license (attach a copy). Knowledge of the Public Service Act, Regulations,
Public Finance Management Act, Promotion of Access to Information Act, Labour
Relations Act and other Labour Relations policy frameworks. Understanding of
public service policies. Strategic capability and leadership. Financial Management,
change management, knowledge management and people management skills.
Accountability and ethical conduct. Dispute resolution and conflict management
competencies.

DUTIES : As the Director: Employee Relations, the incumbent of this position is responsible
for ensuring the implementation of fair, just and equitable Employee Relations
practices in the Department with specific emphasis on the following: Develop and
implement departmental policies and practices on discipline, grievance- and
dispute resolution management across the Department Coordinate the
management and implementation of all discipline-, grievance- and dispute
resolution matters in the Department; ensuring compliance to timeframes as
required by legislation, collective agreements and policy directives. Advise
managers and staff on the disciplinary code and procedures, grievance procedures
and dispute resolution frameworks and rules. Provide technical advice and
guidance on negotiation and conflict resolution in terms of applicable legislation.
Ensure departmental compliance with relevant labour legislation, collective
agreements, and directives. Collate and compile management reports (DPSA,
FOSAD, PSC, etc.) on grievances, financial misconduct and other labour relations
matters for reporting purposes. Conduct research and benchmarking initiatives for
best practices and align employee relations practices accordingly. Overall
management of the human, financial and others resources of the Directorate:
Employee Relations.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. C Greve Tel No: 012 336-8402
APPLICATIONS : Head Office (Pretoria): Please email your applications quoting the relevant
reference number to recruitment@dws.gov.za

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