GP/PE/08/03/2024 Gauteng Provincial Office – Provincial Executive

REF: GP/PE/08/03/2024

PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE                                                  



Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine (9) provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 15 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employee Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based at the Legal Aid SA Gauteng Provincial Office in Lyttelton, Centurion.


  • Ensure delivery of the legal services offering at the defined range, scope and quality on a provincial basis.
  • Responsible for the formulation of the provincial strategy, in line with national priorities and strategies and allocation and utilisation of all resources in the province to ensure that targets are met.
  • Implement and manage the operational and quality parameters for the provincial delivery of criminal, civil and land legal services in a manner that ensures client focus, client accessibility and quality assurance.
  • Implement the legal quality management system to ensure that the legal services offering meets and continuously improves on the defined quality parameters.
  • Oversee a governance and control framework to ensure compliance with legal professional and ethical standards in relation but not limited to the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014.
  • Manage Judicare practitioners, Co-Operation Partners and Agency Partners to deliver quality legal services in pursuit of the Legal Aid SA vision.
  • Promote mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships and leverage opportunities for collaboration.
  • Maintain strategic business partnerships with the National Operations Executive, Chief Legal Executive, Legal Executive: Land Rights Management, Chief Operations Officer and support Executives to ensure the delivery of the organisation’s stated legal services objectives as well as Communication, Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources and Information Systems objectives.


  • A recognised law degree.
  • A business qualification will be an added benefit.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of Senior Management experience in the legal sector.
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal, civil and land legal practice disciplines.
  • Litigation at District and Regional Court, High Court, Labour Court, Land Claims Court/Land Court, Supreme Court, Labour Appeal Court, Land Appeal Court and Constitutional Court level, legal drafting, legal training, development and research, legal practice ethical and professional compliance management.
  • Experience in strategic planning, business planning and the development of operation plans with a strong focus on monitoring and reporting.
  • A collaborative style to foster functional integration between Legal Aid SA Local Offices, the Provincial Office and organisation as a whole would be advantageous.
  • Strong people management skills, i.e. the ability to lead by creating an inspired vision, modelling the way and creating an environment which maximises team effectiveness.
  • Client service orientation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory Framework for Legal Aid SA and the Public Service (e.g. the Legal Aid SA Act, PFMA, Treasury Regulations, Public Service Act and Regulations, Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act and B-BBEE Act).
  • Financial and project management experience is essential.
  • Demonstrate integrity and honesty in external and internal dealings.


A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 19 March 2024, quoting the reference number GP/PE/08/03/2024 in the subject line to PEGPRecruit [at] or apply online at 

Enquiries to Sinakho Mrwetyana, Tel: 031 918 8110

Legal Aid SA‘s Employment Equity Plan may be considered in filling the position.

Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not to make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.


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