REGIONAL CONSULTANT

Location: Cape Town

Our client based in Cape Town is looking for a Regional Consultant to join their team and oversee the Western Cape and Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth regions.

The primary purpose of this role is:

  • To liaise with, assist, consult and advise existing and prospective members on labour relations, human resources, employment equity and training and development matters.
  • To grow and sustain the membership of the region through focussed initiatives.
  • To plan and execute all member services as well as industry events of the region; in so doing, ensuring that the region meets its objectives.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Membership Services

  • Building and strengthening relationships with members, through visiting and liaising with members and prospective members.
  • Communicate and promote the membership value proposition to ensure sustainability and continued viability.
  • Compile and send out regular communication to members on industry and/or related news, updates, events, and content of relevance to members.
  • Planning, organising, and participating in all regional events; including but not limited to:
  • Business networking events,
  • Annual General Meeting’s,
  • Awards ceremonies,
  • Golf days,
  • Annual dinners,
  • Career days,
  • Industry exhibitions
  • and monthly meetings, by:
  • booking venues
  • sending out invitations
  • typing and distribution of minutes and agendas, and
  • following up on attendance and contacting members
  • manning stands at exhibitions.
  • Liaising with National Office and shared services on business matters.

Training and development

  • Preparation and submission of WSP/ATR for members.
  • Fulfilling the role of SDF for members.
  • Assessing members training needs and proposing interventions to match these needs.
  • Delivering training courses for Technical Theoretical blocks, short courses and/or any other training interventions.
  • Contribute to the courseware development for training programmes.
  • Active participation in all initiatives of the FP&M SETA and regular communication to members on crucial and beneficial developments.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the administration of apprenticeship programmes between members and the FP&M SETA.
  • Assist with the annual and quarterly planning of training programmes to be run by the region; and ensure such plans are executed.

Human Resources

  • Drafting of policies and procedures for members
  • Conducting wage surveys
  • Writing job descriptions
  • Preparing performance evaluation programmes for members.
  • Assisting members with recruitment and selection
  • Colour perception testing
  • Facilitating psychometric and other ability tests

Labour Consulting

  • Chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings.
  • Facilitate counselling sessions.
  • Dealing with and negotiating with trade unions and employee representatives as employer representative.
  • Handling wage disputes and negotiations.
  • Preparing and representing members with conciliation and arbitration matters at the CCMA and Statutory Council.
  • Restructuring and operational requirements and interventions including short time negotiations.
  • General counselling on various issues including substance abuse, incapacity, and work performance issues.
  • Correspondence and information to members upon request Preparation of documentation for members.

Employment Equity

  • Preparation and submission of Employment Equity reports as required by DOL.
  • Plan and compile EE plans for members.
  • Structure and establish EE Committee for members.
  • Prepare and facilitate EE meetings for members

 

Requirements:

 

  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration / Management / Human Resources / Labour law or similar.
  • A qualification and/or experience in printing or packaging would be an added advantage.
  • Qualified Assessor, Moderator and/or SDF
  • Training courses in marketing, business administration, business law, economics, management, accounting, mathematics, finance, and statistics will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 - 4 years working experience as an HR Consultant/Manager/Officer. Previous experience with ATR/WSP submission and EE will be beneficial, preferably in the printing and packaging industry, is a requirement.
  • Code B drivers’ licence
  • Travel in South Africa is required.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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