DIRECTOR: CORPORATE SERVICES

Location
Knysna (City), Eden (DC4)
Salary
R1 046 101 - R813 635 per annum
Posted
13 Mar 2018
Closes
03 Apr 2018
Function
Director

The Knysna Municipality, which lies strategically within the southern region of the Western Cape,
in the middle of the Garden Route and stretches from Sedgefield in the West to Knoetzie in the East, requires suitably qualified and experienced incumbents to lead the Municipality as Director: Corporate Services, Director: Community Services and Director: Technical Services. The successful applicants will need to be committed to achieving Knysna’s mission statement, viz:

“To provide affordable quality services, alleviate poverty, and facilitate social and economic development of the Greater Knysna Municipal
Area through integrated development planning, skills development and the sustainable use of resources.”
Knysna strives towards rendering a high-quality service to all its residents and is fully committed to a policy of Employment Equity.

DIRECTOR: CORPORATE SERVICES

Remuneration package: R813 635 (minimum); R929 869 (midpoint)
and R1 046 101 (maximum) per annum (as determined by Notice No.
41173 dated 10 October 2017 on upper limits for Senior Managers for a
Category 3 Municipality)
The post is subject to a fixed term Contract of Employment for a minimum
of five (5) years as well as acceptable conduct and performance during
the term.
The successful incumbent will be the Director: Corporate Services of
the Knysna Municipality and will manage the entire Corporate Services
Directorate.
Key performance areas: • Leading and directing the Corporate Services
Directorate, ensuring the Municipality is provided with an effective
support service regarding Corporate Administration, Human Resources,
Public Participation and Legal Services • Developing, implementing
and managing strategic goals, policies, procedures and plans for the
directorate and aligning it with the Municipality’s strategic objectives
• Managing the human resources portfolio in accordance with labour
legislation and various national and divisional collective agreements •
Managing corporate administration functions, which relate to the provision
of records management, council and committee secretariat • Managing
and facilitating legal services, including updating statutes and council
by-laws • Managing the Directorate’s budget planning, implementation
and budget review to support priorities and deliverables in relation to the
Integrated Development Plan • Providing advice and support to Council,
the Municipal Manager and other office bearers on all functions of the
Directorate • Providing visionary and innovative leadership to a diverse
workforce, to ensure optimal utilisation of the Council’s resources in terms
of implementing its strategic objectives articulated in the Integrated
Development Plan (IDP) and in the fulfilment of its statutory mandate
• Controlling and preparing the Directorate’s budget • Advising the
Municipal Manager timeously and effectively on matters pertaining to the
directorate.

In order to meet the needs of the Knysna Municipality, the successful
applicant will conform to the following requirements: • Bachelor
degree in Public Administration/ Management Sciences/ Law; or equivalent
• 5 years’ relevant experience at middle management level • Proven
successful management experience in administration • Good knowledge
and understanding of relevant policies and legislation • Good knowledge
and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance
management • Good knowledge of corporate support services, including:
human capital management, legal services, facilities management,
information communication technology; and Council support •
Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the
Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000)
• Good Governance • Good knowledge of the Labour Relations Act,
and other labour-related prescripts • Legal background and human
capital management • Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all
specialised support functions • Meet the required core competencies as
stipulated in Annexures A and B of the Regulations on Appointment and
Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers Government Notice 21
in Government Gazette 37245 dated 17 January 2014 • Certificate in
Municipal Minimum Finance Management (SAQA Qualification ID
No. 48965) for Senior Managers of Municipalities, as is provided for
in Regulation No 40593. Municipalities were granted exemption from
Regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No
40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with
minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment
• Ability to be an innovative and strategic leader • Good facilitation and
communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the
Western Cape • Valid driver’s licence and NO criminal record.

Please note:
1) It would be expected of candidates to be subjected to thorough
evaluations and that previous and current employers and references
will be contacted. Verification will be done on his/her qualifications,
criminal and credit record. The candidate will be required to disclose
all financial interests.
2) All applications must be submitted with a detailed CV, certified
copies of qualifications and ID document, the names of three
references from current and previous employers and a fully
completed official application form, as available from the municipal
website or the Human Resources Department, to be couriered to
the Human Resource Department, P O Box 21, Knysna, 6570 or Fax
Number (044) 3026333 or e-mail: knysna@knysna.gov.za
3) Appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract
and performance agreement in terms of Section 56 of the Municipal
Systems Act. The appointment will be done in accordance with
the Regulations on appointment and conditions of employment of
Senior Managers.
4) Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive,
applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted
within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please
consider your application unsuccessful.
5) Knysna Municipality is in the process of revising its macrostructure
and the key performance areas may be amended after the
macro structure has been approved by Council

Closing Date: Tuesday 3 April 2018
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process upon
completion thereof.
K CHETTY
MUNICIPAL MANAGER
The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.