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Legal Services Manager

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    • Have strong analytical and communication skills(written and verbal);
    • Have Microsoft Office Competency;
    • Have good problem solving skills;
    • Be a confident self-starter;
    • Be accountable , dependable and reliable;
    • Be well organised and disciplined;
    • Have good Public Speaking and Presentation Skills; and
    • Fully subscribe to and live SEIFSA’s Values (Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Stewardship, Passion, Innovation).The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) seeks to appoint an attorney with litigation experience as a Legal Services and Industrial Relations Manager who will conduct training on industrial relations and labour-law matters, provide legal advice, chair disciplinary hearings and serve as Minute Secretary at monthly Executive Committee Meetings and Quarterly Board and SEIFSA Council Meetings.

      The successful candidate will hold an LLB degree, be an Admitted Attorney and have acquired a minimum of five years’ experience, after finishing articles, in Labour Law, Commercial Law. Litigation, drafting of contracts, dispute resolution and taking minutes at meetings.

      Reporting to the Industrial Relations and Legal Services (IR&LS) Executive, who is also the Federation’s Company Secretary, the successful candidate will be a hard-working, conscientious person with good written and verbal communications skills and good people skills.

      The Legal Services Manager’s wide range of responsibilities within the IR & LS Division will include:

      • Responding to day-to-day legal enquiries from clients;
      • Timeously resolving legal challenges/disputes on behalf of clients;
      • Dispute Resolution;
      • Representing clients at CCMA, the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council(MEIBC) AND Labour Court;
      • Legal Risk Analysis;
      • Drafting of litigation processes and contracts;
      • Legal research and monitoring new legislation;
      • Preparing legal opinions;
      • Offering legal training to SEIFSA member and no-member companies; and
      • Serving as Minute Secretary.

      A professional, dependable, pro-active person who delivers results and leads by example, the Legal Services Manager will be a person of integrity and a dependable team player.  S/he will:

    A transformed organisation, SEIFSA is committed to excellence and professionalism and will appoint the best possible candidate for the job.

    Interested individuals should send their CVs to Michelle@seifsa.co.za

Human Capital and Skills Development Manager

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  1. PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Manage the overall Human Resource Management, employee wellness and administration to ensure that all aspect of Human Capital and Skills Development are met.

Ensure compliance with statutes, support and oversee the development and implementation of the human capital strategy, policies and procedures for SEIFSA and to position human capital as a strategic business partner.

Manage and provide a skill development advisory, consultancy and training service to member companies and represent the interest of employers in the fields of education and training at the national level as well as the interest of employers at the MerSeta.

Responsible for Human Capital and Skills Development Division’s income generation budget.

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage the internal Human Capital requirements of SEIFSA, including recruitment and selection, performance management, leave, payroll, submissions, policies and procedure, etc.;
  • Provide assistance to member companies on all aspect of skills development;
  • Assist member companies in achieving compliance in the context of the current skills development and related legislation such as employment equity and BBBEE legislative framework.
  • Assist member companies on the interpretation of skills development and related legislation such as employment equity and BBBEE legislative framework;
  • Manage the Skill Development & Human Capital income budget and develop proposals to address shortfalls;
  • Remain abreast of developments at Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), MerSeta and Business Unity of South Africa (BUSA);
  • Market public and in-house  workshops, seminars and publications to members;
  • Manage and conducts development training, develop and amend workshop material regularly in the light of any new developments and member feedback;
  • Evaluates industry trends and develops new training topics;
  • Writes Human Capital and Skills Development material for the SEIFSA membership, website and SEIFSA News;
  • Manage the Skills Development and Human Capital  section of the website;
  • Report on Skills Development and Human Capital related matters and developments at Association meetings, as and when necessary;
  • Serves on the SEIFSA Training Centre Governing Committee;
  • Prepare and take minutes at the quarterly Education Training and Advisory Committee (ETAC) meetings;
  • Make recommendations to the Human Capital & Skills Development executive.
  1. ADVERSE WORKING CONDITIONS

Some local travel and pressure to meet divisional income target.

  1. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Extensive experience in Human Capital and Skill Development field, including an excellent understanding of SETA related requirements;
  • Knowledge of Human Capital and Skills Development legislation, Employment Equity and BBBEE Legislation, MerSeta SETA regulations and Grant Requirements and SEIFSA Training Centre Programme Offerings;
  • Confidence at facilitation and public speaking;
  • Professional and ethical;
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure;
  • Accountable and reliable;
  • Marketing and public relations skills;
  • Have a strong and analytical and communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Creative approach to materials development and etc.

Minimum of five years’ experience in Skills Development and Human Capital fields

Industrial Relations and Legal Services Executive

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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) seeks to appoint an experienced Admitted Attorney as an Industrial Relations and Legal Services (IR&LS) Executive, who will also serve as Company Secretary. Reporting primarily to the Chief Executive Officer on Legal Services and Company Secretary duties and to the Operations Director on the IR part of the job, the IR&LS Executive will be a member of the Executive Committee and assume overall responsibility for training and consulting on IR and legal services.

Specifically, the IR&LS Executive will:

  • Head the Industrial Relations and Legal Services Division made up of four individuals (including the Executive) and lead by example;
  • Have solid knowledge of the country’s Labour Laws, Company Law (the Companies Act 71 of 2008) and Corporate Governance (King III & IV) and have overall responsibility for training and consulting in these and related disciplines;
  • Formulate SEIFSA’s responses to proposed pieces of legislation that may potentially impact on the metals and engineering sector;
  • Have experience in drafting and/or reviewing Policies for companies;
  • Advise SEIFSA member companies and customers on legal matters;
  • Provide legal advice to the CEO and the Board of Directors on any matters and generally represent the Federation on any matters that may lead to litigation;
  • Take minutes at the meetings of the SEIFSA Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the SEIFSA Council and ensure compliance with the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and, generally, with Good Corporate Governance; and
  • Be part of SEIFSA’s Negotiating Team on wages and conditions of employment with industry trade unions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an Admitted Attorney of the High Court with at least 10 years of experience as a practising lawyer (litigation experience is a sine qua non);
  • Be a hard-working, self-motivated person of integrity who is well spoken and has excellent writing skills;
  • Be out-going and good at building and mainThe Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) seeks to appoint an experienced Admitted Attorney as an Industrial Relations and Legal Services (IR&LS) Executive, who will also serve as Company Secretary. Reporting primarily to the Chief Executive Officer on Legal Services and Company Secretary duties and to the Operations Director on the IR part of the job, the IR&LS Executive will be a member of the Executive Committee and assume overall responsibility for training and consulting on IR and legal services.Specifically, the IR&LS Executive will:
    • Head the Industrial Relations and Legal Services Division made up of four individuals (including the Executive) and lead by example;
    • Have solid knowledge of the country’s Labour Laws, Company Law (the Companies Act 71 of 2008) and Corporate Governance (King III & IV) and have overall responsibility for training and consulting in these and related disciplines;
    • Formulate SEIFSA’s responses to proposed pieces of legislation that may potentially impact on the metals and engineering sector;
    • Have experience in drafting and/or reviewing Policies for companies;
    • Advise SEIFSA member companies and customers on legal matters;
    • Provide legal advice to the CEO and the Board of Directors on any matters and generally represent the Federation on any matters that may lead to litigation;
    • Take minutes at the meetings of the SEIFSA Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the SEIFSA Council and ensure compliance with the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and, generally, with Good Corporate Governance; and
    • Be part of SEIFSA’s Negotiating Team on wages and conditions of employment with industry trade unions.

     

    The successful candidate will:

    • Be an Admitted Attorney of the High Court with at least 10 years of experience as a practising lawyer (litigation experience is a sine qua non);
    • Be a hard-working, self-motivated person of integrity who is well spoken and has excellent writing skills;
    • Be out-going and good at building and maintaining healthy relations with different stakeholders, including union leaders or representatives;
    • Be a team player who is committed to SEIFSA’s Corporate Values, embraces diversity and champions transformation;
    • Hold at least an LLB degree.

    Understanding of the metals and engineering industries, collective bargaining and experience as a commercial lawyer will be advantages.

    Applicants should send their CVs, with motivation of their candidature to melanie@seifsa.co.za.

    SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 23 independent employer Associations in the metals and engineering sector, with a membership of about 1 800 companies employing just under 200 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and companies in Associations federated to it range from giant steel-making corporations to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people.

    SEIFSA’s Core Business is to represent and promote the interests of business in Southern Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries, through lobbying and capacity building, provision of related services and building of good relations with key stakeholders.

    SEIFSA is committed to the country’s laws on transformation.

    taining healthy relations with different stakeholders, including union leaders or representatives;

  • Be a team player who is committed to SEIFSA’s Corporate Values, embraces diversity and champions transformation;
  • Hold at least an LLB degree.

Understanding of the metals and engineering industries, collective bargaining and experience as a commercial lawyer will be advantages.

Applicants should send their CVs, with motivation of their candidature to melanie@seifsa.co.za.

 

SEIFSA is a National Federation representing 23 independent employer Associations in the metals and engineering sector, with a membership of about 1 800 companies employing just under 200 000 employees. The Federation was formed in 1943 and companies in Associations federated to it range from giant steel-making corporations to micro-enterprises employing fewer than 50 people.

SEIFSA’s Core Business is to represent and promote the interests of business in Southern Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries, through lobbying and capacity building, provision of related services and building of good relations with key stakeholders.

SEIFSA is committed to the country’s laws on transformation.