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Manager: Legal Services

Bitou Municipality

Bitou Municipality is inviting applications for the following senior management vacancy from suitably qualified professionals.

Manager: Legal

Directorate: Corporate Services

Division: Legal Services

Basic Salary: R580 012,83 – R752 901,92 (T17) and Municipal Benefits

Benefits: Transport and Cell Phone Allowance

Reference Number: Notice 184 Of 2019

Qualifications and Experience: • LLB Degree or equivalent Law Degree (NQF 7) •10 years’ experience of which 5 years must be in a municipal environment at middle management level.

Added Advantage: • Compliance with the Financial and Supply Chain Management competency areas in terms of Government Notice R493 as published in Government Gazette no 29967 of 15 June 2007 (Municipalities were granted exemption from regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No. 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment) • Registration/ Admission as an Attorney/Advocate.

Requirements and Skills • Code B drivers’ licence • Computer literacy (MS Office applications) • Proficiency in at least 2 of the 3 official languages of the Western Cape (read, write and speak) • Good management, human relations, interpersonal and communication skills • Analytical skills • High level of responsibility and confidentiality • Ability to give attention to detail • Ability to function under pressure and independently.

Functions and Responsibilities: • Manage, co-ordinate and control the key performance and result indicators associated with Legal services • Provide comprehensive legal services to the institution to safeguard the Municipality’s interests in all legally related matters • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance of the institution • Provide legal guidance regarding council resolutions, litigations, defense of legal action, contracts, service • Provide legal services regarding property administration, alienation, sales, leases, servitudes, deeds of sale, debt collections and issuing of summons • Provide legal opinions • Manage the implementation of risk management and mitigation strategies across all directorial functions • Manage and control expenditure against the approved budget allocations • Disseminate guidance and information on specific key performance areas and requirements associated with performance management of the human capital of the Division • Render management and line function administrative support services to the Division • Keep abreast of current trends, legislative changes and developments in the profession.

Work-related enquiries can be directed to Acting Director Corporate Services: Mr. G Groenewald, or on tel: 044 501 3357.

For general enquiries contact Mr J Williams or Ms L Clark on tel. 044 501 3418.

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview and competency assessment and must be aware that previous employers and references will be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal record will be verified. The candidates will be required to disclose all Financial Interests.

Application forms are available on the Bitou website ( A comprehensive CV, original certified copies of identification documents, qualifications, and driver’s licence must accompany the application form and must be posted/hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600.

Bitou Municipality is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from the designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Please take note:

  1. ONLY hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.
  2. No late applications will be considered. Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.
  3. Submit separate applications when applying for multiple posts and quote reference number.
  4. Preference will be given to local residents before considering candidates outside the Bitou Municipal Area

Closing date: 21 June 2019 at 14:00

If you receive no feedback from us within 12 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Bitou Municipality reserves the right not to make any appointment and to re-advertise before a shortlist is compiled.


Municipal Manager