Post No: PS 39
Post title: Deputy Director: Learner Transport Schemes (LTS)
Directorate: Institutional Resource Support, Head Office, Cape Town
Remuneration: All-inclusive remuneration package of R 569 538 per annum.


  • A recognised and relevant 3 year tertiary qualification (REQV 13). 3 to 5 years’ management experience, preferably in an education environment.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Very good computer skills – Excel, MS Word.
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Key Performance Areas:
Project Management:

  • Develop operational, business and process plans relating to LTS.
  • Manage and coordinate the facilitation of the procurement of learner transport for qualifying learners.
  • Manage the processing of LTS applications and facilitate the approval thereof.
  • Manage the effective implementation of the automation of LTS.
  • Manage the timeous re-advertisement of LTS routes.
  • Contribute to the alignment of the LTS plan with the Infra-structure plan.
  • Manage the development and review of relevant LTS policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the effective coordination of District testing of learner transport vehicles.
  • Manage the Independent Vehicle Inspection Team.
  • Manage and administer the LTS sub-directorate.
  • Prepare reports for the provincial and national management.
  • Draft responses in respect of ministerial, media and audit queries.
  • Liaise, communicate and corroborate effectively and timeously with a wide range of role players in and outside of government departments.

Human Resource Development:

  • Participation in the recruitment of staff to ensure the achievement of the sub-directorate’s business plan. 
  • Motivate, train, mentor and guide staff within the sub-directorate to achieve and maintain excellence in service delivery.
  • Actively manage the performance, evaluation and the rewarding of staff within the sub-directorate.
  • Monitor information capacity building within the sub-directorate.
  • Active involvement in the compilation of a human resource plan, a service delivery improvement programme and an information resources plan.
  • Promote sound labour relations within the sub-directorate.
  • Actively manage and promote the maintenance of discipline within the sub-directorate.

Financial Management:

  • Active participation in the budgeting process at sub-directorate and directorate level.
  • Preparing of the annual and adjustment budgets for the subdirectorate.
  • Direct responsibility for the efficient economic and effective control and management of the sub-directorate’s budget and expenditure.
  • Direct responsibility for ensuring that the correct tender and procurement procedures are adhered to in respect of purchases for the sub-directorate.
  • Reporting to the responsibility manager in all aspects of the subdirectorate’s finances.
  • Overall responsibility for the management, maintenance and safekeeping of the sub-directorate’s assets.
  • Ensuring that full and proper records of the financial affairs of the subdirectorate are kept in accordance with any prescribed norms and standards.

Enquiries: Mr Paul Swart 
Tel: (021) 467 2025