FIN/PO/14/01/2022 National Office – Payroll Officer

REF: FIN/PO/14/01/2022

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PAYROLL OFFICER

NATIONAL OFFICE – FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 in Braamfontein.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Administer the payroll process to ensure accurate and efficient output.
  • Assist in the administration of salary and third party payments.
  • Preparation and distribution of payslips to employees.
  • Assist in the processing of garnishee orders and stop orders.
  • Interface with HR Administration regarding the processing of all deductions in payroll.
  • Maintain all payroll records, reports, records, computations and audits, working closely with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with relevant tax laws, government regulations and internal policies.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to employee’s inquiries and information requests in all payroll matters.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES)

  • Matric and a recognised 3-year tertiary qualification in Finance or Human Resources.
  • More than 2 years’ relevant work experience. Plus, two (2) years SAP experience in payroll and HR module.
  • Excellent analytical, organisation, management and leadership skills, business acumen and the ability to deal with ambiguity and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Financial and HR management skills to manage the payroll function within Legal Aid SA.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Able to create ‘functional integration’ within the Finance department, National Office departments and local offices.
  • In depth knowledge of SAP Payroll System and how to implement and leverage these within a matrix business environment:
    • Working knowledge of PFMA, National Treasury Regulations, Legal Aid SA Act and all other relevant employment statutes,
    • Functional ability in utilisation of electronic systems and technologies.

BASIC SALARY: LEVEL 6 R211,713.00 per annum plus benefits

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 01 February 2022, quoting the reference number FIN/PO/14/01/2022 in the subject line to Recruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Eulender Mafolo, 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.

SAP/NO/12/11/2021 National Office – Systems Analyst Programmer (K2 Developer)

REF: SAP/NO/12/11/2021

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SYSTEMS ANALYST PROGRAMMER (K2 DEVELOPER)

NATIONAL OFFICE – BRAAMFONTEIN

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill in the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a 24 months’ contract basis. The position is based in Braamfontein.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Interpret, specify and provide solutions to business and information needs in respect of system development.
  • Produce functional and/or technical specifications based on determined user needs.
  • Use industry standard techniques and methodologies in acquiring client requirements.
  • Ensure all functional/technical/programme testing is carried out and a log of test results is maintained, in accordance with IS Software Change Management Policy.
  • Obtain sign-off from clients according to functional/technical specifications.
  • Monitor, track and report on project progress.
  • Liaise with various administrators to coordinate the tracking of incidents and change requests.
  • Manage own development and efficiency in the IS environment.
  • Provide 2nd line Application Support.
  • Expected to work extended hours when the need arises.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant working experience in an Information Technology (IT) field.
  • Programming skills:
  • 5 years or more in Microsoft.NET C# (ASP.NET, MVC, WCF, Windows Forms, etc.)
  • 3 years or more in Design and Develop K2 workflows, SmartForms, Views and Smart Objects
  • 3 years or more in Experience with K2 Migration and Deployment Wizard
  • 2 years or more in SharePoint Development (SharePoint 2013 or higher)
  • 2 years or more in Microsoft SQL 2014 or higher

ADDITIONAL

  • In-depth knowledge of Systems Programming and Business processes.
  • Ability to create and implement innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and negotiate effectively for problem resolution.
  • Highly motivated and dependable.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal inputs/supervision.
  • Ability to transfer skills.
  • Effective working relationship with the IS team.
  • Excellent analytical skills, business acumen and the ability to deal with ambiguity and meet demanding deadlines and manage projects.
  • A recognised Grade 12 certificate plus a three (3) year Computer qualification obtained at a University/Technikon.
  • K2 BlackPearl or K2 Five certification.
  • Experience integrating with SAP using K2 Connect is a plus.
  • Experience with Agile or Agile-based development methodologies is preferred.

Salary Package: LV 12 (R869,007.00) all-inclusive package 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 November 2021, quoting the reference SAP/NO/12/11/2021 number in the subject line to recruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Siphesihle Molefe, 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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NO/LP2/12/11/2021 National Office – Legal Practitioner – Civil Level 2

REF: NO/LP2/12/11/2021

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LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CIVIL LEVEL 2                                                                          

NATIONAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 in Braamfontein.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide civil legal aid to the poor in the coverage area of the unit.
  • Handling of complex civil matters.
  • Supervise and guide civil Candidate Attorneys and Paralegals.
  • Assist in providing support and assistance to civil sections of the office in the designated cluster.
  • Represent women, children and vulnerable landless people in all civil matters.
  • Perform office administration.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • Admitted Attorney/Advocate (the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA).
  • LLB or B Proc degree.
  • At least five years’ post-admission civil experience.
  • Right of appearance in the High Court.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.
  • A valid driver’s licence is an advantage.

BASIC SALARY: R510,432.00 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 November  2021, quoting the reference number NO/LP2/12/11/2021 in the subject line to Recruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Siphesihle Molefe, 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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ALI-AO/12/11/2021 Aliwal North Local Office – Temporary Admin Officer to assist person with disability

REF: ALI-AO/12/11/2021

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TEMPORARY ADMIN OFFICER TO ASSIST PERSON WITH DISABILITY                            

ALIWAL NORTH LOCAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 temporary basis. The position is based in Aliwal North.

PURPOSE

The Admin Officer will report to the Admin Manager and provide functional assistance to an employee with a disability, thus enabling him to deliver competently on his position’s responsibilities.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Writing down consultation notes.
  • Accompanying the Attorney to courts and prisons.
  • Doing MARs (Matter Activity Reports) and opening new and closing files.
  • Updating matters exceeding turnaround time.
  • Writing down detailed Trial Notes and managing the practitioner’s diary for appointments and court dates.
  • Day-to-day management and administration of the practitioner’s activities in order to ensure that the practitioner meets quality requirements and standards.
  • Perform other Admin duties as directed by Management (as per the signed performance contract).
  • Perform other reasonable work-related duties incidental to the integration of the employee with disability within the workplace.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES)

  • Grade 12 (Matric).
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • A valid unendorsed driver’s licence.

BASIC SALARY: R173,703.00 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 29 November 2021, quoting the reference number ALI-AO/12/11/2021 in the subject line to ECRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Reitumetse Moleko, Tel: 051 633 2530 

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 transfer/promotion/appointment that will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.

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NEW/AM/12/11/2021 Newcastle Local Office – Administration Manager

REF: NEW/AM/12/11/2021

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ADMINISTRATION MANAGER                                                                               

NEWCASTLE LOCAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill in the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Newcastle.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Manage the office processes in respect of finance, human resources, communications and legal administration within a matrix environment.
  • Manage administrative functions from a compliance and operational effectiveness approach.
  • Management of the Manual and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the office and advise on application.
  • Ensure the implementation of new/revised Policies and Procedures and monitor adherence thereof.
  • Together with the management team, identify risks facing the office and ensure effective mitigation against such risks.
  • Management oversight of BI reports to accurately reflect the status of strategy implementation.
  • Management and monitoring of local office contracts to ensure compliance and value for money.
  • Management and monitoring of the correct use of petty cash.
  • Management of infrastructure and fixed assets.
  • Manage procurement and payments (sourcing quotes from suppliers, processing of invoices, orders, etc.).
  • Management of over and under expenditure to ensure budgetary control.
  • Efficient vehicle and fleet management.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED                                                                  

  • Grade 12 plus 3 years’ relevant tertiary qualification.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • 5 years’ administrative experience.
  • 2 years’ relevant management experience.
  • Understanding and application of basic computer software packages.
  • Ability to develop and implement operational plans.
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Resource and risk management.
  • Business writing skills.
  • Ability to compile reports and statistics.

Basic Salary: R470,040.00 per annum (Level 10)

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 29 November 2021, quoting the reference number NEW/AM/12/11/2021 in the subject line to KZNRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Sehaam van der Ross, Tel: 031 717 8450 

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 transfer/promotion/appointment that will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.

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NELS/LP-CC/29/10/2021 Nelspruit Local Office – Commercial Crimes Legal Practitioner

REF: NELS/LP-CC/29/10/2021                                                                                                                               

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LEGAL PRACTITIONER – COMMERCIAL CRIMES          

NELSPRUIT LOCAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 in Nelspruit.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide legal representation to indigent accused persons at Regional Court and Commercial Crimes level.
  • Maintain accurate statistics.
  • Perform office administration.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • LLB (or equivalent) and admitted as an Attorney/Advocate with recognised pupillage.
  • At least 7 years post-qualification legal experience (5 years post-admission experience).
  • Admitted Attorney/Advocate with a minimum of five (5) years experience in the field of Commercial Crimes.
  • Must possess a driver’s licence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as sound interviewing skills.
  • Good organising and planning skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • The ability to develop and train people.
  • Computer skills.

BASIC SALARY: R510,432.00 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 16 November 2021, quoting the reference number NELS/LP-CC/29/10/2021 in the subject line to LMPRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Ceboliyazakha Shange, Tel: 013 756 4500

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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NEL/SLP/22/10/2021 Bushbuckridge Satellite Office – Supervisory Legal Practitioner

REF: NEL/SLP/22/10/2021

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SUPERVISORY LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CRIMINAL

NELSPRUIT LOCAL OFFICE – BUSHBUCKRIDGE SATELLITE OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 Bushbuckridge Satellite Office.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Train, supervise and guide Candidate Attorneys.
  • Co-ordinate legal training at the office.
  • Provide individual mentoring for and coaching of Legal Practitioners and Candidate Attorneys.
  • Assess the quality of the files and work performed by Candidate Attorneys and Legal Practitioners daily.
  • Assist the Head of Office with quality assessments.
  • Monitor case flow management of Legal Practitioners, Candidate Attorneys and Judicare practitioners at court.
  • Assess the quality of Judicare work.
  • Monitor and assess the quality of work performed by Co-operation Partners.
  • Legal representation in criminal matters.
  • Ensure that the law library at the office is up to date and adequate.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • B Proc or LLB.
  • Admitted attorney.
  • At least seven years’ post-admission legal experience.
  • Experience as a Senior Legal Practitioner or equivalent preferable.
  • Legal Quality Assurance score of not less than 90%.
  • Must be able to mentor and supervise.
  • Legal representation and litigation skills.
  • Human rights orientation.
  • A commitment to professionalism and service excellence.
  • A valid code 08 driver’s licence compulsory.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong research capabilities.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Strong training and development skills.

Salary Package: SU – 1 R847,041.00 all-inclusive package 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 10 November 2021, quoting the reference number NEL/SLP/22/10/2021 in the subject line to LMPRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Theo Shange, Tel: 013 756 4500

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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KZN/HRM/15/10/2021 KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office – Provincial Human Resources Manager

REF: KZN/HRM/15/10/2021                             

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PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill in the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based in Pinetown, at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Office.

POSITION PURPOSE

Accountable for leading the Human Resources agenda within the province in support of the business strategy by providing generalist Human Resources business partnering services to the province in order to ensure effective engagement of Legal Aid SA’s human resources.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Participate as a member of the Provincial Management Team with a specific focus on HR and how that resource is best leveraged, led and managed to deliver the overall business objectives within the province.
  • Implement the integrated Employee and Organisational Capacity Strategy responsive to provincial business requirements and partner with Heads of Offices to embed the strategy.
  • Conduct research consistently and avail ways to add value to the organisation by presenting an appropriate blend of reactive and proactive solutions for people management, which will further the organisation’s agenda across all business units and ultimately enable the achievement of overall goals.
  • Successfully execute the Legal Aid SA HR policies, processes and practices and ensure the consistent application of organisation-wide standards of HR excellence. Maintain and continuously improve HR standards and practices within the province.
  • Implement organisational change management programmes relevant to people management.
  • Take a leadership role within the province and act as an HR business partner to the province including taking responsibility for the effectiveness of the provincial matrix management within the local office and provincial office model.
  • Develop a learning and development culture and implement leadership development programmes within the province.
  • Support the embedding of the organisation’s strategies at provincial level, provide guidance and input on workforce planning, local office streamlining, and succession planning, ensuring that core HR processes are applied appropriately and in a legally compliant manner.
  • Implement the performance management policy within the province and ensure a cross-functional elevation of robust performance management practices.
  • Develop a high performance and high engagement values centred culture by implementing the Organisational Culture Programme and creating linkages with the Employment Value Proposition and employer brand.
  • Implement talent management processes and practices including recruitment, selection, onboarding, training and development and retention within the province.
  • Implement employee/industrial relations processes within the province including internal and external dispute resolution, disciplinary and incapacity processes and the management of a constructive relationship with the recognised trade unions at provincial level.
  • Implement the provincial Employment Equity Plan in line with the legislation and Legal Aid SA’s five-year plan and the Department of Labour.
  • Manage HR operations at the provincial level including pay and leave administration, employee benefits administration and terminations to ensure the achievement of efficiencies, legislative compliance (PFMA and workplace legislation) and mitigation of operational risks by implementing appropriate controls.
  • Provide regular accurate human resources management information reports.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.
  • Seven (7) years’ HR Generalist experience, with three (3) years at Management level within a geographically spread organisation.
  • Registration with a recognised HR Professional Body would be an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of the core HR disciplines and how to implement and leverage these within a complex business:
  1. Compensation, performance management, learning and development
  2. Talent management (including career development, organisational design and development, employee relations, recruitment and retention)
  • Able to create “functional integration” between national, provincial and local office levels.
  • Knowledge of the relevant workplace legislation including but not limited to LRA, SDAs, EEA, BCEA and OHSA.
  • Willingness to travel and a valid driver’s licence.

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE SALARY: R869,007.00 per annum (level 12)

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 02 November 2021, quoting the reference number KZN/HRM/15/10/2021 in the subject line to HRMKZN@Legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za

Enquiries to Tsholofelo Gabela, 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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KIM/LP-CL1/15/10/2021 Kimberley Local Office – Legal Practitioner – Civil Level 1

REF: KIM/LP-CL1/15/10/2021

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LEGAL PRACTITIONER – CIVIL LEVEL 1 

KIMBERLEY LOCAL OFFICE         

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 in Kimberley.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Provide legal representation to indigent accused persons primarily at District Court Level.
  • Training and supervision of Candidate Attorneys.
  • Perform office administration.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • Admitted Attorney or Advocate (the latter must have completed pupilage successfully at an institution recognised by Legal Aid SA).
  • Legal representation at District Court level.
  • Minimum of at least two (2) years’ post-qualification experience or upon completion of relevant training period (OSD Salary Scale Levels 3 and 4).
  • LLB degree or equivalent.
  • Proven track record in civil defence.
  • Valid driver’s license will be an advantage.
  • Right of appearance in High Court an added advantage.
  • Communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Self-development orientation.

BASIC SALARY: R301,452.00 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 02 November 2021, quoting the reference number KIM/LP-CL1/15/10/2021 in the subject line to WCNCRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Dina Lucas, Tel: 053 832 2348

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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Nelspruit Local Office – High Court Unit Manager

REF: NEL-HCM/08/10/2021

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HIGH COURT UNIT MANAGER

NELSPRUIT LOCAL OFFICE

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 provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 12 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employment 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 in Nelspruit.

KEY OUTPUTS

  • To manage the functioning and administration of the High Court Unit.
  • To manage legal aid to the poor in the area of jurisdiction.
  • To supervise and guide High Court Unit Legal Practitioner.
  • To manage the allocation of cases to private practitioners (Judicare) in High Court cases.
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of the annual budget for the Unit.
  • To ensure sound management of the Unit’s finances and other assets.
  • To manage the client database on Sebenza.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED

  • A recognised tertiary legal qualification (LLB or B.Proc).
  • Admitted Attorney or Advocate with right of appearance in the High Court.
  • At least 12 years post-qualification legal experience (10 years post-admission experience), of which 4 years must be court experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in a Management position.
  • A valid Code 08 driver’s licence is an advantage.
  • Excellent leadership and people development skills with a track record in training.
  • Experience in budget preparation and management thereof.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Sebenza).
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative, creative and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies.

Salary: R997,761.00 (All-inclusive package) per annum (CM -1)

Envisaged for this position is a senior Attorney or Advocate, with good standing in the legal fraternity, a proven track record in criminal and civil litigation, a motivated, self-driven and mature individual who is a team player.

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 26 October 2021, quoting the reference number NEL-HCM/08/10/2021 in the subject line to LMPRecruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at  www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Theophelus Shange, Tel: 013 753 2154

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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