Trading Administrator

Job Purpose

To conduct trading administration and provide general support to the department in ensuring the seamless implementation and consistent delivery of services provided by the department to all clients and stakeholders, including tasks such as monitoring betting risks, monitoring sports and horse racing events, and providing administrative support to staff in the department.


  • Grade 12


  • Previous experience in trading is an advantage

Skills and Knowledge

  • Planning and co-ordination
  • Analytical skills
  • Handling information / following instructions
  • Clerical Administrative functions
  • Problem-Solving
  • Checking / attention to detail
  • Writing formal correspondence
  • Take initiative
  • Customer service orientation
  • Emotional resilience
  • Understanding of a variety of sports and events
  • Betting Procedures
  • Conformance to Internal Standards
  • Sun International Structure and Channels
  • Numerical skills (calculations)
  • Risk management
  • Communication skills – written and verbal
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office)

Key Performance Areas

  • Monitor and respond to escalated queries from Bookmaker Clerks and Telebet Operators, escalating any complex or unresolved queries to relevant Traders
  • Set up general sports events in the Turfsport sportsbetting system as instructed by Traders
  • Monitor sports and horse racing events, ensuring horse races are open for betting till jump.
  • Monitor and compare feed markets and prices with international market and prices in order to ensure the feed updates on time and illegitimate betting behaviour is countered
  • Monitor win & place odds to ensure alignment with the local market.
  • Monitor and update results of sports events and races in the system.
  • Understand and be able to apply sports risk policies
  • Monitor world market trends in order to alert Traders should there be too much exposure on a market.
  • Take instructions (e.g. move price & quote or close market) from Traders in order to reduce potential high exposure on a particular market;
  • Monitor over-exposed markets and follow instructions from Traders on how to adjust and re-open them.      


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, SISA internal recruitment policy as well as units employment equity plans.

POPI Statement

  • Please note that when applying for any position, reference checks will be completed and personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 will be processed.  In applying for this position, applicants will be deemed to have consented to such processing as defined in the included Privacy Statement.
  • Please also note that if you have not been contacted within 1 month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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