Reference Number: Argus/Burger 7/11/2015
Component: Department of Health
Institution: Swellendam Hospital

Minimum educational qualification:

  • Senior Certificate (or equivalent).


  • Appropriate experience in the field of Human Resource Management.
  • Appropriate experience in the PERSAL/HR Management system.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence and willingness to travel between towns.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and also provide training and mentoring others.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in Human Resource Management and managing an HR office. 
  • Proficiency in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Responsible for the coordination, supervision and control of the component and prove support to  supervisor.
  • Assist with all transversal personnel practices, including all employment practices (recruitment and selection), conditions of service and terminations, SPMS and establishment within the two Sub-districts and monitor compliance to HR policies.
  • Responsible for the Human Resource Development function.
  • Render a support and advisory service with regard to personnel administration and human resource management.
  • Handle Labour Relation issues which include, grievances, dispute resolutions, IMLC matters.
  • Provide training and advice with regard to all relevant HRM policies, legislation, prescripts and procedure.

Note: Short-listed candidates may be subjected to a practical test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. 

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. 

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised in the Argus/Burger of 7/11/2015.


Salary: R 243 747 per annum.

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Salary Level: Level 8

Applications To: 

The District Manager

Overberg District Office

Private Bag X07



(For attention: Ms A Brits)


Closing Date: 27 November 2015

Enquiries: Mr D Snell

Tel:  (028) 514-8401

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.