DIRECTOR – Department of Basic Education – Pretoria

(REF NO: 140942/4)

Branch: Finance and Administration

Chief Directorate: Human Resource Management and Development, Labour
Relation and IT Services

Directorate: Staffing Services and HR Support to Provinces

SALARY : All-inclusive remuneration package of R948 174 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : The candidate must have 3 years appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
qualification. At least five (5) years experience at Middle/Senior Management
level and ten (10) years proven experience in management of Human
Resources. He/ She must have a thorough understanding of the Government
regulatory framework and processes and knowledge of Human Resource
legislation and policies. Demonstrate knowledge of the Public Services Act,
Public Service Regulations, Employment of Educators Act, Employment Equity
Act, Skills Development Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Public
Finance Management Act. Knowledge of Recruitment and Selection
processes, Personnel Administration, Salaries Management as well as the
Performance Management Development System (PMDS) is essential.
Managerial leadership ability and strong interpersonal, communication and
writing skills are required. The following competencies are essential:
Understanding of the education sector. Knowledge and experience in human
resource systems e.g. PERSAL and BAS. Ability to ensure cost-efficiency of
the personnel budget.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will perform the following functions: Provide strategic
leadership on matters relating to human resources. Develop HR policies.
Manage human resources planning and provisioning. Manage recruitment and
selection and personnel administration. Manage the compensation budget and
related matters. Advise and consult with management as well as relevant
sector bodies on HR planning, recruitment and selection principles and
practices relevant to the Department. Oversee that the right people are
attracted, screened, selected and placed to support the strategic objectives of
the Department’s core business. Manage organizational Structure of the
Department. Manage Performance Agreements of SMS and Financial
Disclosure of Interest (FDI). Support Provincial Education Departments on HR
related matters.

APPLICATIONS : Department of Basic Education, and submitted via post to: Private Bag X895,
Pretoria, 0001 or via hand-delivery to: The Department of Basic Education, 222
Struben Street, Pretoria.


CLOSING DATE : 11 May 2018

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public
Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and
certified copies of qualifications. NB as of 1st July 2006, all new appointments
in the public service have to be part of the Government Employee Medical
Scheme (GEMS) in order to qualify for a Government Medical Subsidy.
Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed applicants.
Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will
not be considered. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at or the Department of Public Service and Administration
vacancy circulars at All shortlisted candidates for SMS
posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant
technical element of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the
department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection
panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency
assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of
competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing
generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS
competency assessment tools. The incumbent will have to sign an annual
performance agreement as well as annually disclose his/her financial interests
and be subjected to a security clearance.