Mhlathuze Water

Established in 1980, Mhlathuze Water is a public regional water service provider and a leading water utility. The organisation is committed to national and world-class service delivery standards.




Mhlathuze Water (MW) seeks to appoint a highly qualified and well experienced professional to fulfil the role of: General Manager: Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the incumbent in this position will provide high level strategic and operational oversight MW Corporate Services which includes Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), Facilities Management, Legal Services and other related support activities.

Key performance areas: • Contribute substantively to the development and execution of the organisational strategy, business plan and performance targets • Assume responsibility for the overall leadership, direction and operational management of the Corporate Services Department • Accountable for Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Services, Document Management and Facilities Management, including but not limited to fleet and security management • Lead the strategic and operational requirements of human capital management and development to ensure that appropriate HR systems and processes and HR advice are in place to enable continuous improvement and effective and optimal management of employees • Manage and control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets • Manage departmental performance against agreed targets and budgets, and within policies and standards • Manage the preservation of the organisations records • Play a leadership role in creating and maintaining a positive culture which is ethical, results driven but also innovative in responding to a continuous changing environment • Inculcate, and embed the Performance Management System at managerial levels in the organisation • Formulate partnerships across the business units to deliver
value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organisation.

Requirements: • This high profile position will ideally suit an incumbent with a Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7) in Commerce or Human Resources or Social Sciences or Legal field; preferably with a relevant post graduate qualification (NQF 8) • Senior managerial experience of 8 years’ (3 years’ of which should preferably have been at an executive level) • It is essential that the incumbent has vast HR Management experience as well as a successful track record in managing transformation initiatives • Strong business acumen and a sound knowledge of all relevant legislation • A results driven professional with strong communication, leadership skills and strong stakeholder management ability.

Applications for the above position, including a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, copies of qualifications, proof of Identification, driver’s licence and details of recent contactable referees, must be sent to the Office Manager in the Chief Executive Office, Mhlathuze Water, Private Bag X1047, Richards Bay, 3900, or e-mail: or submit your online application on the careers section of our website: quoting the reference number as indicated by the close of business on 20 November 2021.

Qualifying Coloured and White persons are encouraged to apply.

Mhlathuze Water reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised • The appointment will be made in line with the requirements of our employment equity plan • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only • If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful • Mhlathuze Water would never require job seekers to pay money when applying for positions in the organisation.