Assistant Director

South Africa
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department Protection Services

Qwaqwa Campus

Assistant Director (post level 7)

Job ID: 2253

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage contracted security service providers in line with the Service Level Agreement.
  • Provide leadership and direction to in-house members of Protection Services Department at Qwaqwa Campus.
  • Provide advisory services to Qwaqwa management in relation to all aspects of safety and security management.
  • Manage budget allocated to Protection Services Department in Qwaqwa Campus.
  • Conduct security vulnerability assessments, develop and implement mitigation plans.
  • Ensure effective implementation of Protection Services Department strategy.
  • Serve as a point of contact between Qwaqwa Campus and law enforcement agencies in the Qwaqwa areas.
  • Provide leadership during protests actions on Qwaqwa Campus to ensure effective coordination of emergency and crisis situations on Campus.
  • Ensure that all reported incidents are properly investigated and to liaise with all the necessary stakeholders in that regard.
  • Inherent requirements:

    • Diploma/Degree in Security Management or any other relevant qualification applicable to safety and security environment.
    • PSIRA Grade A registration.
    • Three (3) to five (5) years Middle Management experience in safety and security environment.
    • A valid driver’s license.

    Required competencies:

  • Business acumen.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalition.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Willingness to work long hours especially during crises, and to be on standby for emergencies taking place on campus.
  • Recommendations:

    • Safety Management (SAMTRAC) course offered by NOSA.
    • Management Development Programme (MDP).
    • Understanding of challenges associated with working in a rural area.
    • Knowledge of how the criminal justice system functions.

    Assumption of duties: 

    As soon as possible.

    Closing date:

    16 March 2018.  


    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 3687/ 9962/ 9130.


    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 may only be submitted online. 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.

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