Labour Relations Practitioner

A position exists for a Labour Relations Practitioner within the Human Capital Management Department in Kruger National Park (KNP), reporting to the Manager: Labour Relations: KNP.

Purpose of the JobTo defend cases at the CCMA, facilitate the resolution of disputes between employees and supervisors, coordinate grievances and disciplinary investigations, render an advisory service, and conduct training on labour relations issues in order to contribute to a sound labour relations climate in the KNP.LocationKRUGER NATIONAL PARKRequirements

  • National Diploma in Labour Relations or Human ResourcesA degree in Human Resources or an advanced diploma in Labour Relations will be an added advantage.3 to 4 years of relevant experienceMediation and facilitation skillsSound knowledge of all labour legislation, policies, regulations, processes, and proceduresCommunication SkillsQuality Assurance SkillsListening SkillsCustomer Centric SkillsHigh Level of Accuracy and attention to detailExcellent interpersonal skillsPresentation and analytical skillsComputer skills; including excel spreadsheets, word processing programs and e-mail at a highly proficient level.Organising resources to meet agreed objectives.Effective written and communication skillsReport writing skills.Experience in initiating and/or chairing disciplinary hearings.Demonstrate a good track record at the CCMA (Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration) and provide at least copies of six (6) CCMA arbitration Awards; andSANParks reserves the right not to make an appointment.Valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Responsibilities
  • Provide advisory services on disciplinary and grievances investigations and hearings based on applicable policies, standard operating procedures, best practices and applicable legislation.Attend, represent and successfully defend SANParks’ cases at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)Research case law and or outcomes of previous internal cases and advise both line management and employees.Provide training on policies and standard operating procedures.Track clients’ enquiries and give feedback.Setting up and coordinating meetings with internal stakeholdersLiaise with line management, employees and trade unions.Register and update all disciplinary, grievances and appeals actions on HCM systems.Ensure documentation and storage of all information.Monitor compliance to stipulated timeframes to the Disciplinary and Grievance Standard Operating ProceduresSANParks reserves the right not to make an appointment.Assist in creating a climate of trust, cooperation, and stability in order to stimulate a harmonious and productive working environment which contributes to a respected reputation.Ensure capacity building and compliance to relevant labour legislation and codes of good practice (conduct joint training interventions on rights and responsibilities of employees, policies and procedures, role of shop stewards; between line management, employees and shop stewards).Train managers or supervisors on topics related to labour relations, such as working conditions and collective agreements.Facilitate information sessions to collect issues raised by employees and present them to the Manager: Labour Relations, KNP.To track and coordinate the details of grievances, disciplinary hearings and CCMA cases so that they are conducted and concluded within the stipulated timeframe.Assess risks associated with grievances and disciplinary actions and propose remedial action to Manager: Labour Relations, KNPMediate discussions between line management and shop stewards in order to reconcile differences.Monitor line management and employees’ adherence to collective agreements.Monitor and accurately administer trade union membership in accordance with organisational rights agreements.
  • Please Note
  • NB. The incumbents will be expected to provide their own accommodation outside the park hence the package took that into account.Appointment will be made in accordance with SANParks employment equity plan.If you have not been responded to within 14 days of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful.
  • SalaryR338,044.78 – R 552,147.84Paterson GradeC4


    How To ApplyInterested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward their applications accompanied by the required documentation listed below to the following:Pumza ZiciHuman Capital Management Department
  • Email: Pumza.zici@sanparks.orgTelephone: (013) 735 4204Postal Address: Private Bag x402, SKUKUZA, 1350
  • Documents Required
  • Detailed Curriculum VitaeCertified copies of ID and qualifications
  • Closing Date14 December 2023

    All the best with your applications

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