Senior Assistant Officer to Head of Dept

South Africa
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Faculty Health Sciences Department Exercise and Sport Sciences

Senior Assistant Officer (30 hours per week) (post level 12)

Job ID: 2200


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Offer academic administrative assistance to the staff and Head of the Department.
  • Assist the Head of the Department as well as postgraduate students with research administrative tasks and/or technical assistance. ·
  • Refer student enquiries with sufficient knowledge of the subject domains.
  • Manage all venue bookings, various control measures as well as assets.
  • Assist with the organisation and planning of various functions.
  • Report all maintenance queries within the department and manage follow-up procedures.
  • Capture electronic claims with regard to staff expenses, external academic or ad-hoc remunerations.
  • Organise flight bookings and car rentals for the staff.
  • Assist with purchasing and requisitions (procurement processes).
  • Perform general office administrative tasks. 

    Inherent requirements:

  • Appropriatepost-school qualifications
  • One (1) year's work experience

    Required competencies:

  • Business Acumen.
  • Results orientated.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Recommendations:

  • Degree in Human Movement Sciences or other equivalent post-school qualification.

    Assumption of duties:

    01 March 2018.


    Closing date:

    16 February 2018.



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3101 / 2849.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits



    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.


    Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.