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Labour Relations Officer

  • Full Time
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Salary: R268 606.58 per annum

Umdoni Municipality


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and/or experienced persons for the below-mentioned position:


Ref: MN 431/2019

Salary: The bottom notch of a post Level 3 of a Grade 3 Local Authority i.e. R268 606.58 p.a. subject to job evaluation plus standard Municipal benefits.

Requirements: • Must have a Grade 12 Certificate • National Diploma/B. Tech in Labour/ Employee Relations (NQF Level 6/7) • Code B driver’s licence • 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience. Skills: • Good communication skills • Good presentation skills • Ability to work effectively with the public • Computer literacy in MS office Packages. Knowledge: Sound, practical knowledge of HR policies, procedures and legislation.

Key performance areas: • Investigate employee grievances reported of any perceived unfairness or unfair labour practices • Interpret the nature of the case through studying of literature/transcripts from enquiries • Research case Law and interpret the relevance of outcomes to charges against the member • Schedule meetings with the Management Representatives and provide guidance on the approach/strategy on enquiries and hearings • Prepare and submit the necessary documentation/application forms indicating the Municipality’s intention to proceed with the disciplinary action • Provide specialist advice on appropriate procedural action in respect of identified issues • Liaise with legal practitioners and briefing/outlining investigational findings, procedural and substantive issues and mitigating factors to support favourable outcomes • Analyse evidence and interpret the applicability of specific policies, procedures, legislation and case law • Present the case, calling on and questioning witnesses and presenting closing arguments • Prepare minutes and notifications of meetings • Prepare reports on disciplinary/grievance cases referred and attended to, outlining outcomes/awards to the respective Manager- Human Resources and specific Committees for perusal and comment • Compile and present reports, referring to statistics to describe the employee relation’s climate in the organisation • Correspond with the Trade Unions on specific issues or requests and scrutinise responses prior to circulation • Maintain case file containing documents, correspondence and outcome/ award determination and/or access/retrieve information upon request.

Applicants must forward a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of qualifications together with a covering letter in an envelope marked “Private and Confidential” to: The Human Resources Manager, P O Box 19, Scottburgh, 4180 by no later than 06 December 2019. Alternatively, applications may be hand delivered to the Municipal Offices, Cnr. Bram Fischer & Williamson Street, Scottburgh, 4180, tel. (039) 976 1202.

No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Applicants who have not been contacted within 3 months from the closing date should consider their application to have been unsuccessful.


Council reserves the right not to make an appointment. We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be with short listed candidates only.