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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.

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