Human Resource Manager: South Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
South Africa
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/G (Locally engaged contract) Remuneration: R 27,483 (Company benefits include contribution to Medical Aid, Provident Fund and 13th Cheque) Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract Eligibility: Existing legal status to live and work in South Africa Closing date and time: 11 December 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
The British Council in South Africa has a 1-Year Fixed Term Contract opportunity for an experienced Human Resource Manager. This position is an integral part of Business Support Services team and the Global HR community. The HR Business Partner will make contributions to the successful management of HR by managing day to day operations as well as providing vital HR support to the South Africa Exams (SBU) team members as well as of the British Council South African operation, with HR management oversight of Namibia, Mauritius and Mozambique HR operations. The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the South African Directorate in the delivery of bespoke HR services, across the broad spectrum of HR activities, in line with corporate standards. S/He will support the Head of HR Southern Cluster and undertake specific work within the function to support the effective management of the country operation.

The Opportunity:

You will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Contribute to the on-going development of British Council South Africa (Johannesburg & Cape Town) as a high-performing country operation, modelling the values and principles of a collaborative, integrated and mutually supportive team with HR management oversight of HR Operations for Namibia, Mozambique & Mauritius.
  • Ensuring that all HR procedures and policies are adhered to and that operational teams are knowledgeable about, and compliant with, the HR embedded within their business as usual processes.

The post holder will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  

The Role:
Human Resource Manager: South Africa

What we require of the successful candidate:
  • Qualification in Relevant subject area
  • 3 years’ experience in Human Resources Management in a multinational organisation
  • Proven track record in HR Management
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of best practice in HR processes and systems 
  • Excellent commercial acumen and understanding of business strategy and practices 
  • Knowledge of South African Labor laws

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role, its responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Human Resource Manager: South Africa.pdf

British Council Behaviors.pdf

British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 11 December 2019 (23:59 UK time).

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.  

Due to the critical nature of this role, candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.