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Manager: Staff and Organisational Development

University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape: Human Resources
Main Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)

Manager: Staff & Organisational Development
Full time

Post Number: 722

Closing Date: 3/3/2019

Key Performance Areas
The role of the Human Resources Department is to support the University’s People Strategy which presents challenging people deliverables in relation to change and transformation projects and strategies.

We are inviting applications for the role of the Manager: Staff & Organisational Development from suitably qualified and experienced persons.

Job Specification:

a) To identify and implement skills development and Learnership Programmes to support the objectives of the university.
b) To enhance standards and levels of accredited learning in terms of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and facilitates the delivery of accredited learning and certification.
c) To develop current and future orientated learning strategies in line with the university’s vision and mission.
d) To lead and influence integration and unification of learning initiatives within the university.
e) To equip employees with current and emerging competencies to meet the University needs through the design, facilitation and communication of general learning interventions.
f) To ensure continuous improvement on Human Resources Development (HRD) systems, co-ordination of administration and processes related to learning interventions.
g) To provide an effective service to the university with up to date and accurate information on which sound decisions can be made, e.g. Training Schedules, Skills Plan, linked to deliverables.

Minimum Requirements
Job Requirements:

a) A Degree in Behavioural Sciences/Organisational Psychology.
b) A postgraduate qualification in Human Resources or Industrial Psychology will be preferable.
c) Registration with an HR statutory body (Psychology/psychometrics) (not compulsory).
d) Qualification as a Skills Development Facilitator.
e) A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar position.
f) Possession of a valid South African driver’s license.
g) Knowledge of South Africa’s skills development legislation, policies, practices and programmes.
h) Familiarity and knowledge of the Higher Education sector.

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.