HR/IR Officer


HR/IR Officer

Location: Eastern Cape and South Africa
Sector: Forestry
Contract Type: Permanent

Applicants are invited to apply for the following position, to be based at the site/branch indicated below:

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTING TO: Cluster HR Manager

Key Results Areas:

  • Recruitment
    • Identification of positions to be filled with Line Management
    • Co-ordinate interviews and shortlist candidates for all positions
    • Co-ordinate the appointment process, appointment letters, etc
  • Training
    • Assist and advise line managers to identify training and development needs
    • Advise and monitor individual development plans for key employees for succession planning and employment equity candidates
    • Draw up site training plans in conjunction with line managers
    • Schedule employees and arrange for training
    • Keep records of training for the financial year
  • Employment Equity
    • Ensure EE meetings are held quarterly
    • Ensure that employment equity members are trained and developed in line with company EE plans
    • Participate in the drafting of EE plans for the site
  • Industrial Relations
    • Ensure adherence and implementation of union/management agreements
    • Schedule monthly management/union meetings
    • Proper knowledge and interpretation of relevant industrial legislation
    • Advise line management on IR matters in line with legislation
    • Advise on disciplinary and counseling sessions on site and maintain fairness
    • Build a relationship with trade union formations on site
  • Performance Management
    • Manage performance contracting
    • Advise line management on performance management
    • Manage and advise on succession planning
    • Advise line management on poor work performance processes

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a B-Tech on NQF Level 7 in Human Resources or related field

Required Minimum Experience

  • At least 5 years minimum experience in a similar position

Recommended Skills, Knowledge & Qualities

  • Strong IR experience
  • Knowledge of various case law
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and strong unionized environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good time management
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficient in English and Xhosa
  • Be able to interface with people at various levels and be able to handle conflict and train others to do the same

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2020

The company is an Affirmative Action employer, and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation.