NO/FIN/PRO/12/04/2024 National Office – Property Projects Officer

REF: NO/FIN/PRO/12/04/2024




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. This position is based at the Legal Aid SA National Office in Braamfontein.


  • The Property Projects Officer is responsible for the effective and efficient management of Legal Aid SA’s property assets and the administration of contracts to ensure compliance with organisational policies and legal requirements.

Property Administration:

  • Acquisition and disposal of properties in accordance with Legal Aid SA policies and relevant legislation.
  • Manage leases, rental agreements and property-related issues for offices and residences.
  • Conduct regular property inspections and assessments to ensure they are well-maintained and secure.
  • Liaise with landlords, tenants and property management companies to resolve any property-related disputes or issues.
  • Monitor property expenses and budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness in property-related operations.
  • Co-ordinate the tenant installation or refurbishment for owned/leased property.

Contract Administration:

  • Draft, review and manage contracts for services, goods and leases, ensuring they align with organisational policies and legal standards.
  • Co-ordinate with the legal department to ensure all contracts are legally sound and protect the interests of Legal Aid SA.
  • Monitor contract performance, ensuring all service providers comply with contractual terms and conditions.
  • Handle contract renewals, terminations and negotiations.
  • Keep accurate records of all contracts and related documents.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements relating to property and contract management.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with property management and contracts.
  • Prepare and update risk management reports and compliance documentation.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare regular reports on property and contract management activities, status and expenditures.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all properties and contracts in a central database.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth operation of property and contract-related activities.
  • Provide expert advice on property and contract matters to Management and staff.


  • National Senior/Matric certificate.
  • A National Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business Administration, Real Estate or a related field.
  • Proven experience in property management and/or contract administration.
  • Knowledge of South African property law and regulations.
  • Experience in a legal or public sector environment is advantageous.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and property management software.
  • A valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel as needed.
  • Clear criminal record.

BASIC SALARY: Level 7 (R294,321.00) plus benefits per annum

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 30 April 2024, quoting the reference number NO/FIN/PRO/12/04/2024 in the subject line to Recruit [at] or apply online at

Enquiries to Blanche Gouws, Tel: 011 877 2000

The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of Legal Aid SA. It is Legal Aid SA’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. 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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