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Director: Social Services

Closing date:
18 September 2017


NOTICE NO. 144/2017

Kouga Municipality, an equal opportunity employer, hereby invites applications from experienced, suitable, qualified and committed individuals for the following position, stationed at the Municipal Offices, Jeffreys Bay on a five (5) year performance based contract.

 Director: Social Services

Salary scale: Negotiable within the Upper Limits Framework (category 5 municipality)

The successful candidate will effectively manage the social services of the municipality (community protection services and community facilities) through the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a community services strategy which achieves the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) objectives for the municipality.


Requirements: ? Batchelors DegreeAt least NQF Level 6 in Social Sciences / Public Administration / Law ? Minimum of 5 (five) years relevant experience at middle management level (at least reported to a section 56 manager) ? Have proven successful institutional transformation within public or private sector ? Solid knowledge and understanding of the relevant policies and legislation and a good understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management ? In-depth knowledge of local government legislation and the statutory requirements pertaining to the position ? High aptitude for strategic/operational planning and management, decision-making, leadership, innovation and motivation ? Compliance with the National Treasury Regulations on the Required Minimum Competency Level in Unit Standards for Senior Managers reporting to the Municipal Manager ? Excellent management and computer skills ? Excellent facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Eastern Cape ? South African citizenship ? A valid Code B driver’s license.


Added advantage: Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professional (SACSSP) or similar recognized relevant professional body.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Develop, implement and manage strategic goals, policies and procedures in alignment with the municipality’s strategic objectives;
  • Effectively manage through the establishment, implementation and maintenance of a community services strategy of the following social services:
  • Waste and Environmental Management;
  • Health Service Management
  • Cemetery Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Fire and Disaster Management
  • Parks and Recreation Management
  • Libraries
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the directorate;
  • Liaise and interact with individuals, role-players and agencies at senior level at all three spheres of government; and
  • Assist and support the Accounting Officer with the roles and responsibilities delegated to the Director: Social Services.


Please note:

  • 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 records. The candidate will be required to disclose all financial interests.
  • Candidates who are not in possession of the required CPMD qualification shall on appointment be required to obtain such qualification within a period of 18 months at own cost failing which the contract of appointment shall lapse.
  • ONLY Hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic of faxed applications will be accepted. Original qualification certificates must be produces at any resultant interviews.


  1. All applications must be submitted with a detailed CV (maximum 6 pages), certified copies of qualifications, ID document and driver’s license, the names of three references from current and previous employers (including their e-mail addresses) and a fully completed official application form, as available from the municipal website or the Human Resources Department, to be couriered/hand delivered to Roy Steele & Associates CC, at PostNet Suite 227, Private Bag X7, Shop 3 & 4, 8 High Street, Rosen Park, TYGER VALLEY 7536. Administrative enquiries may be directed to Annalene Barnard at telephone 022 772 1307.
  2. 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.


Closing date:  18 September 2017 at 12:00

Short listed applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process on completion thereof. Canvassing of Councillors for the purpose of being appointed is not permitted, and proof hereof will result in disqualification.  The Council reserves the right not to make an appointment.  Applicants that are not contacted within 30 days from the date of closing should consider their application to have been unsuccessful.


C DU PLESSIS                                                                                                 PO Box 21

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                                Jeffreys Bay




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