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Job title:    Finance Intern
Location:    The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape
Town, Western Cape
Employment Type    Permanent
Start Date:    As soon as possible
Remuneration:    CTC Salary of R5 500,00
Working Hours:    40 Hours Per Week; Full-Time On-Site
Reporting Line:    Head: Finance

Role Summary:

The Finance Intern will provide administrative support to the Finance Department with various generalist finance responsibilities. The incumbent will be exposed to the day-to-day processes which will include ensuring that all transactions are recorded in the correct ledger and computing, classifying, and recording numerical data to keep financial records. The Finance Intern will also be responsible for assisting with debtors and
creditors related transactions.

Qualifications, Experience and Duties:

•    Grade 12 (NQF 4)
•    Undergraduate Degree / Diploma in Finance or Accounting or equivalent NQF 7 level qualification

Key Responsibilities:
•    Assist the Debtor’s function: Ensure client-based accounts communication (invoices, statements, etc.) is done timely and effectively at month-end and when requested.
•    Debt collecting via email or telephonically. 
•    Monthly reporting of debtor performance and aging.
•    Ensure that all personal training clients are invoiced, and payment is received.
•    Allocate all EFTs on the bank statement.
•    Import monthly debit orders to Sage 300.
•    Clear the safe of all credit card slips on a weekly basis.
•    Check the batch listings and ensure that all slips have been received.
•    Capture all receipts in the cashbook applying it to the debtor’s account.
•    Month-end credit card, photocopies, and petrol card reconciliations.
•    Month-end cash drawer reconciliation.
•    Assist the sales department with debtors and contracts.
•    Assist with the year end audit.

Abilities, Skills, and Attributes    

•    Basic understanding of the principles of financial analysis.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

•    Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•    Ability to receive positive feedback and constructive criticism.
•    Organizational and time management skills.

Closing Date for applications    28 May 2024
How to apply:    By completing to application form below. 

Job title:    Head: Human Resources
Location:    The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape
Town, Western Cape
Employment Type:    Permanent
Reports to:    Group CEO
Job Grade:    Patterson D-band
Working Hours:    40 Hours Per Week; Full-Time On-Site
Role Summary:    The primary responsibility of the Head of Human Resources is to lead SSISA's HR department and address its HR-related requirements.

The Head of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring the company's compliance with labour laws and for overseeing the overall well-being and satisfaction of staff members.

They will collaborate closely with the CEO and form part of the Management Committee (MANCOMM). It is the HR Head's responsibility to effectively design and implement various processes and procedures to ensure alignment of human capital with the Company’s strategies.

Qualifications, Experience and Duties: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in HR or related human capital field.
•    8 to 10 Years of business-facing HR experience of which 5 years is in a management position, preferably in a generalist role in South Africa.
•    Post-graduate qualifications in human capital development would be an added advantage.
•    Exposure to the sports or health industry would be an added advantage.
•    Thorough understanding of labour law, Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), and compliance requirements.
•    Experience in managing HR projects and initiatives, such as culture transformation programmes or employee engagement surveys.
•    Experience in developing and implementing talent management strategies, including succession planning and leadership development programmes.

Abilities, Skills, and Attributes:          
•    Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
•    Proactive, self-motivated, and independent worker.
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
•    Empathetic with a proven track record of managing sensitive and confidential matters.
•    Goal-oriented, forward-looking thinker with commercial awareness.
•    Analytical and adaptable with excellent attention to detail.
•    Innovative and demonstrate continuous learning with the new HR trends.

Key Responsibilities:    
1.     Leadership and Strategy (Core Responsibility)
•    Develop and implement a strategic vision for HR services aligned with organisational goals.
•    Provide effective leadership to the HR team, including outsourced service providers, ensuring clear direction and guidance.
•    Forge Human Resources business partnerships with key stakeholders.
•    Drive operational excellence through the execution of HR strategies.
•    Assist, coach, and advise Managers on company policies, procedures, and business practices.
•    Lead change management initiatives to adapt to evolving organisational needs.
•    Identify and address bottlenecks/gaps as soon as possible, in all processes.
•    Identify new HR trends and implement them in line with the company’s strategy and future.
•    Establish and roll out processes and procedures related to all HR processes, including, recruitment, induction, and probation. 
•    Participate in the Board Sub-committee: Remuneration & Nomination Committee meetings as and when requested by the CEO.
•    Attend MANCOMM meetings.
•    Analyse employee relations issues, make decisions, and recommend improvements.
•    Utilise strong problem-solving skills to address HR-related challenges.
•    Contribute HR insights and recommendations aligned to the company's strategic planning processes.
•    Identify operational gaps and recommend strategic HR solutions to the Group CEO and MANCOMM for enhanced company performance.
•    Lead initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion within the organisation, ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.
•    Develop strategies to attract and retain a diverse workforce, reflecting the company's commitment to inclusivity.

2.     Performance Management (Project-Based/Time-Dependent Responsibility)
•    Implement annual performance management strategy as directed by the CEO, Board, and Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
•    Assist with the development of KPIs per position with the Manager for existing positions.
•    Assist in administrating KPIs for staff during their probationperiod.
•    Assist with bi-annual performance reviews with managers on staff.

3.     Organisational Policies & Procedures (Core Responsibility)
•    Ensure compliance with Labour Relations, Employment Equity, and relevant legislation.
•    Develop, implement, and communicate country and organisational-specific HR policies and procedures.
•    Guide management and the HR team in applying policies and procedures, ensuring fairness in disciplinary enquiries and performance management.
•    Uphold policies to increase retention rates and foster coworker morale and engagement.

4.     Compliance (Shared Responsibility with Team Members)
•    Work closely with the Employment Equity Committee, driving the delivery of the Employment Equity Plan.
•    Implement systems to ensure that all employees have timely and accurate offers of employment and employment contracts.
•    Support the Facility Manager on site regarding Health and Safety matters and ensure compliance with local regulations.
•    Support the Head of IT and Software Development on the implementation of logical access control that is aligned with duties and tenure of service.

5.     Employee Wellness and Development (Oversight & Shared Responsibility with Team Members)
•    Maintain and oversee the Talent and Training Co-Ordinator in executing employee wellness programmes to enhance engagement and organisational health.
•    Support and ensure the Talent and Training Co-Ordinator in promoting a culture of professional development and growth.
•    Assist the Talent and Training Co-Ordinator in identifying skills gaps and provide recommendations for addressing them.
•    Continuous engagement with the Culture Champion to bring the company culture to life.
•    Fulfil the Primary Skills Development Facilitator role in overseeing the Talent and Training Coordinator, in liaison with the Head of Education.

6.     Human Resources Administration (Oversight & Shared Responsibility with Team Members)
•    Ensure accurate and timely processing of monthly payroll and benefits administration.
•    Implement an effective HR query and task-tracking system.
•    Assist and provide the Finance department with timely implementation of monthly and annual salary changes.

7.     Budget Controls and Reporting (Core Responsibility)
•    Manage HR budgets effectively, optimising resource allocation to ensure SSISA achieves its objectives.
•    Liaise with MANCOMM and other budget managers to assist in salary budget control.
•    Develop and maintain robust reporting mechanisms for HR activities and metrics.
•    Drive and support Employment Equity plans, initiatives, and reporting.

8.      Training and Compliance (Shared Responsibility with Team Members)
•    Ensure that all managers receive training and upskilling on company policies and procedures.
•    Collaborate with the Talent and Training Co-Ordinator to create and manage staff development plans.
•    Support the Talent and Training Co-Ordinator in achieving targets and address skill gaps to optimise staff performance.

9.     Recruitment and Selection (Core Responsibility)
•    Manage the selection and recruitment cycle in conjunction with managers.
•    Assist with the development and drafting of advertisements, as well as the placement of these adverts, on the necessary platforms.
•    Screen applications and perform interviews with the relevant Managers.
•    Schedule/arrange further interviews and assessments for shortlisted candidates.
•    Conduct reference checks, criminal record checks, credit checks, and qualification verification.
•    Ensure feedback is provided to all unsuccessful candidates.

10.     Adaptability and Change Management (Ad Hoc Responsibility)
•    Drive quick adaptation to evolving organisational needs.
•    Lead change management processes alongside MANCOMM.
•    Facilitate successful implementation of change initiatives.
•    Identify opportunities for process improvements and provide recommendations to MANCOMM.

11.     Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution (Core Responsibility)
•    Act as a mediator in resolving disputes and conflicts between employees or between employees and management.
•    Foster a positive work environment by addressing grievances and facilitating open communication channels.
•    Resolve complex misconduct and performance-related issues.

12.     HR Technology and Systems Management (Shared Responsibility with Team Members)
•    Oversee the implementation and maintenance of HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) to streamline HR processes and data management.
•    Evaluate emerging HR technologies and recommend innovative solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

13.     Industrial Relations (IR)-Related Matters (Core Responsibility)
•    Continually advise Line Managers on appropriate disciplinary action to be taken and ensure the business always complies with the company disciplinary code.
•    Ensure performance problems are addressed through performance counselling and/or corrective action.
•    Sign off on all IR matters and ensure the appropriate outcome is provided to the CEO and MANCOMM.
•    Organise the Chairperson and related logistics for all enquiries.

Closing Date for applications    20 May 2024
How to apply:    By completing to application form below.   
Contact Details:       

Job title:    Old Mutual Receptionist
Location:    The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape
Town, Western Cape
Employment Type:    Fixed-Term
Start Date:    As soon as possible
Remuneration:    CTC Salary of R5 850,00
Working Hours:    25hrs per week plus claim for weekend and ad hoc shifts, daily 5 hours shifts.
The Gym @ Old Mutual is open from 05h30 to 20h30 Monday to Thursday, 05h30 to 19h30 Friday, 07h00 to 13h00 Saturday and 08h00 to 13h00 Sunday.  
Reporting Line:    Wellness Centre Manager

Role Summary: 

A receptionist plays a crucial role as the first point of contact for visitors, clients, and employees in an organization. The role involves a combination of administrative, communication, and customer service responsibilities.

Qualifications, Experience and Duties:

Senior Certificate (Grade 12 or equivalent qualification)

Years of Experience:
1-2 years Previous experience or knowledge of the fitness industry is an advantage.   

•    Greeting visitors.
•    Managing security and telecommunications systems.
•    Handling queries and complaints via phone, email and general correspondence.
•    Transferring calls as necessary.
•    Taking and ensuring messages are passed to the appropriate staff member in time.
•    Managing meeting room availability.
•    Receiving, sorting, distributing and dispatching daily mail.
•    Handling transcription, printing, photocopying and faxing.
•    Recording and maintaining office expenses.
•    Managing office inventory such as stationery, equipment and furniture.
•    Overseeing office services like cleaners and maintenance service providers.
•    Maintaining safety and hygiene standards of the reception area.

Closing Date for applications:    28 May 2024.

How to apply:    By completing to application form below. 

Job title:    Lecturer
Location:    The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape
Town, Western Cape
Employment Type:    Permanent On-Site
Start Date:    1 July 2024
Remuneration:    To be discussed in interview
Working Hours:    40 hours per week
Reporting Line:    Gillian Taylor

Role Summary:

To deliver the lectures, evaluate and record assessments and co-ordinate and monitor the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities for the full-time qualification of National Certificate: Fitness (NQF SAQA ID: 23374; Level 5.)

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor Science/Arts - Sports Science/Fitness/Exercise.
2 years lecturing experience.

•    Communication: Clearly and effectively convey information, both orally and in writing.
•    Adaptability: Adjust teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and unexpected classroom challenges.
•    Critical thinking: Analyse and evaluate information to solve problems and make decisions.
•    Public speaking: Confidently deliver lectures and presentations to large groups.
•    Technology proficiency: Utilise educational technology and online platforms for teaching and assessment.

•    Classroom management: Maintain a positive learning environment and handle classroom dynamics effectively.
•    Networking and Interpersonal skills: Build professional relationship and rapport with students, colleagues and industry stakeholders.

•    Patience and empathy:  Demonstrate tolerance and understanding, especially with struggling students.
•    Passion for subject: Show enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the subject matter.
•    Integrity: Uphold ethical standards in teaching and assessing.



•    Present week-day lectures and practicals.
•    Using the content and PowerPoints already provided, source other support material for lectures.
•    Assist in improving existing learning material and assessments.
•    Co-ordinate guest lecturers and liaise with Graduate Interns for assistance.
•    Monitor attendance and book relevant venues for practicals.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL):

•    Co-ordinate the WIL training programme.
•    Monitor the WIL schedules of the students.
•    Liaise with external providers who host students.
•    Ensure that students maintain and submit their logbooks.

Assessment and Administration:

•    Monitor and mark formative activities.
•    Assess summative theory, practical and project assessments.
•    Complete assessment feedback forms.
•    Give feedback regarding results to students.
•    Re-assess summative assessments.


•    Give learning support to students.
•    Regularly monitor and upload necessary documents and communication on the LMS and WhatsApp group.

•    Contribute towards the development of the online National Certificate in Fitness qualification. This contribution may take the form of general ideas or actual content development depending on time availability.

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 30 May 2024

How to apply: By completing the form below.

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