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VACANCY: LECTURER FOR FULL TIME FITNESS QUALIFICATION

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), a well-known operation with multiple fields of interest relating to sports performance, health and wellness, is based in Newlands, Cape Town.

 

Our mission is to optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, dissemination and application of science.

 

We are looking for a lecturer to run the final year of our accredited full time National Diploma: Fitness and sports conditioning. You will be working within our Education Hub which strives to provide a world class education experience in the fitness and sports industry.

 

The purpose of this position is to provide high quality lecturing, to create the effective opportunities for learning and to enable all learners to achieve to the best of their ability.

 

This position is offered as a 40-hour per week contract position for a period of one year starting effective 01 January 2020 at a CTC salary of R20 000.

 

Essential requirements:

 

  • Honours in Sport Science, Biokinetics or similar qualification

 

  • 3 years’ industry and/or 3 years’ lecturing experience, ideally in a tertiary environment
  • Subject matter expertise in fitness, sports and conditioning
  • Competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Advantageous skills:

  • Assessing and/or moderating

 

Chief responsibilities:

 

  • Lecturing
  • Student academic monitoring and assessments
  • Student support and contact sessions
  • General administration

 

 

 Personal Skills/Attributes:

  • Passionate about wellness, fitness and sport
  • Have a mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have good communication and organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality

 

Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

 

If you are confident that you meet all the criteria outlined above, please submit the following to hr@sportsplan.co.za:

  • A covering letter that provides motivation regarding your suitability for this job
  • Your CV

 

Please ensure that the position is clearly noted and include all the information requested in the advert.  Applications close on 30 October 2019.

 

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed.

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VACANCY:   OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, based at Newlands in Cape Town, has a vacancy for an Office Administrator position to be placed by 01 November 2019.

The purpose of this role is to provide clerical, operational and personal support to the CEO and senior management team. The candidate will be responsible for keeping track of office details such as information on contacts, management of business calendars, and the recording and maintenance of meeting minutes. This position requires many typical duties of an assistant and requires a high level of flexibility in the type of jobs that may be requested. The office administrator is often in charge of handling important clients and sensitive information. The role requires an excellent communicator who is resourceful, techno‐savvy and possesses positive energy.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience in a professional environment
  • Matric
  • Certification in Office or Personal Administration will be beneficial
  • Experienced in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide the highest level of administrative support to the CEO and senior management
  • Co-ordinate meeting arrangements, book venues for meetings and ensure adequate equipment and requirements
  • Become familiarised with all clients and key contacts, as well as their PA’s
  • Maintain CEO’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel
  • Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned
  • Manage the meetings structure, ensuring all agendas, minutes, etc. are prepared, with all supporting documentation as required for Board, management or staff meetings
  • Manage small events or projects directly related to directors and staff
  • Assist with the disaster management co-ordination
  • Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
  • Welcome guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

 Skills:

This role must have a confident, can-do attitude. The candidate must possess excellent organisation skills, as this position takes place in a fast-paced work environment and includes substantial multi-tasking. Excellent interpersonal, time management and organisational skills are a must. Additional skill requirements include high attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, project management and problem-solving skills.

 

Compensation and Benefits

A Cost to Company package is offered and will be determined according to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Please include an indication of your current and required salary range in your application.

Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

Send your C.V. to hr@sportsplan.co.za, specifying the position applied for.  Your application should also include a letter covering all the points noted, as well as an indication of your current and required salary range.

Applications close on 30 September 2019.   If you have not been contacted within two weeks, please assume that you have not been short-listed.

VACANCY:  FLOOR SUPERVISOR

THE GYM @ OLD MUTUAL

The Sports Science Institute at the Gym at Old Mutual in Pinelands has a vacancy for a Floor Supervisor to work 27 hours per week according to a shift roster and perform the following duties:

  • Be visible on the training floor, offer assistance to members who are training, check their technique and help them to understand their exercise programmes as prescribed by the Exercise Consultant.
  • Ensure that safety rules are strictly applied on the floor and in the pool area.
  • Ensure that the exercise floor is kept neat and orderly throughout the day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have achieved a degree or diploma in Exercise/Sports Science Management or similar.
  • Have excellent people skills
  • Have reliable transport
  • Meet the requirements of our employment equity goals
  • Be able to start as soon as possible.

Previous experience or knowledge of the fitness industry will be an advantage.

Our operating hours are:

Monday to Friday 05h30 to 20h30

Saturday 07h00 to 13h00

Sunday 08h00 to 13h00

Please forward your C.V. to hr@sportsplan.co.za by Thursday 19 September 2019, along with a clear letter covering all the points specified above.

If not contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

VACANCY:   BIOKINETICS PRACTICE BIOKINETICIST

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, based at Newlands in Cape Town, has a vacancy for a Biokineticist position to be placed in October 2019 in the Orthopaedic & Neurological Rehabilitation Division of the Biokinetics Practice.

Experience in Neurological Rehabilitation is preferable.

Requirements:

  • minimum qualification:  BA/BSc Honours in Biokinetics
  • registered with HPCSA and BASA
  • This position will be suited to qualified Biokineticists or those who are close to the end of their internship.  Preference will be given to applicants who have worked with the clientele of the Sports Science Institute.

Role:

  • patient management specifically within the neurological rehabilitation scope of specialisation
  • patient acquisition – fostering good relations with referring specialists and building relationships with Acute Rehabilitation facilities
  • patient screening, assessment, programming and rehabilitation consultations within the scope of biokinetics
  • assisting with practice management and administration where required
  • upskilling and training responsibilities for Interns and Biokineticists

Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

Please e-mail your C.V. plus a brief letter explaining your suitability for the position to hr@sportsplan.co.za by close of business on Thursday 19 September 2019.

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

FRONTLINE RECEPTIONIST

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) in Newlands is seeking a Frontline Receptionist to deal with our customers.    This position involves ad hoc shift work and it is essential that the successful candidate has a driver’s licence and their own reliable transport and can commit to being available to work 3 to 7-hour shifts between 05h15 to 21h00 throughout the week, on a rotational basis as required.

Rate: R37 per hour

This particular position will require the person to be available for a minimum of five shifts within the following times:

Monday to Friday                shifts of 3.75 to 5.00 hours between 05h15 to 21h00

Saturdays                              shifts of 6.00 to 6.75 hours between 06h15 and 19h00

Sundays                                 shifts of 3.25 to 4.50 hours between 07h45 and 12h30

and 15h45 to 19h00

Public holidays                     a minimum of four public holidays per annum

You will also be required to cover shifts within these hours on an ad hoc basis.

Important attributes are:

  • A cheerful personality with excellent people skills
  • Good energy levels very early in the morning or late afternoon
  • The ability to work fast and correctly whilst dealing with multiple tasks
  • The ability to process, follow through and communicate feedback regarding instructions or information
  • Good time management skills
  • A competent level of computer literacy in Excel and Word
  • Previous experience in the fitness industry would be an added advantage
  • Meeting the requirements of our employment equity goals

Should you be interested in applying, please send your C.V. plus a covering letter explaining your current situation and how this position would fit into your lifestyle to hr@sportsplan.co.za by 30 September 2019.  Please ensure that the position you are applying for is included and that your application clearly addresses all the points stipulated.

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), a well-known operation in the field of Wellness and Fitness, has a vacancy for a Marketing Junior Account Manager at its base in Newlands, Cape Town.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma/degree in Marketing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the Marketing and Digital Marketing arena
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and design platforms
  • Exceptional writing skills (project briefs, reports, content for digital platforms and promotional material)
  • Project and event management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work to deadlines and service multiple sponsors/partners
  • A valid driver’s licence and own transport

 

PERSONAL SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • A passion for sport and health
  • Experience in working under pressure
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • A team player
  • Creative, proactive and highly organised
  • Adaptable to new projects and requirements

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL USE THESE ABILITIES TO:

  • Implement marketing and advertising campaigns linked to business strategy and budget targets
  • Develop, co-ordinate and source content for campaigns
  • Prepare marketing reports by collecting, analysing and summarising sales data
  • Support sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses and new product information
  • Research competitive products and maintain research databases
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Plan and co-ordinate promotional events, meetings and trade shows
  • Develop, prepare and co-ordinate digital content creation in consultation with relevant partners
  • Remain aware of trends and relevant marketing knowledge

Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

Send your C.V. to hr@sportsplan.co.za, specifying the position applied for.  Your application should also include a letter covering all the points noted, as well as an indication of your current and required salary range.

 

Applications close on 13 September 2019.  If you have not been contacted within two weeks, please assume that you have not been short-listed.

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), a well-known operation in the field of Wellness and Fitness, has a vacancy for a Social Media Portfolio Co-ordinator at its base in Newlands, Cape Town.

 

We hope to find a mid-level multi-skilled social media enthusiast who has the ability to engage with words and images and has a proven interest in sports or fitness.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL USE THESE ABILITIES TO:

  • Plan digital marketing campaigns to create awareness of the brand and position its products
  • Maintain an engaging social media presence across all platforms
  • Proactively engage with SSISA experts, staff and members to generate content
  • Manage online communication with followers in a meaningful and proactive manner
  • Create and deliver content in a vibrant and dynamic way
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of social media initiatives
  • Introduce current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree/diploma in Marketing or relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years’ working experience
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.
  • Proven work experience in the management of the social media platforms, i.e. well versed in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn with at least one year’s first-hand experience in community management
  • Content management and copywriting skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience managing SEO, keyword search and affiliated programmes
  • Experience in SEM, e-mail marketing, and social media marketing
  • Familiarity in web design
  • Previous experience in a similar digital marketing role

 

ADVANTAGEOUS:

  • Experience at a digital agency
  • Familiar with basic design tools (Canva)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • Experience in working under pressure
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Ambitious, proactive, hardworking and eager to grow
  • A natural team player

 

Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

 

Send your C.V. to hr@sportsplan.co.za, specifying the position applied for.  Your application should also include a letter covering all the points noted, as well as an indication of your current and required salary range.

 

Applications close on 13 September 2019.  If you have not been contacted within two weeks, please assume that you have not been short-listed.

RECEPTIONIST:  THE GYM @ OLD MUTUAL
The Gym at Old Mutual in Pinelands is operated by the Sport Science Institute of South Africa and is seeking to employ a Receptionist for the following shifts:

Monday to Friday:  5-hour shifts set between 05h30 and 20h30

Every third Saturday and Sunday 07h00 to 13h00

Rate:  R37 per hour

Please note that reliable transport is an essential requirement to ensure that you are able to present yourself timeously for the morning shift.

A bubbly personality, good people skills and being able to work shifts are essential. Previous experience or knowledge of the fitness industry is an advantage.   To start as soon as possible.

Please send your C.V. plus a covering letter explaining your current situation and how this position would fit into your lifestyle to hr@sportsplan.co.za by 30 September 2019.

Please ensure that the position you are applying for is included and that your application clearly addresses all the points stipulated.

If not contacted within two weeks of closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.