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The Sports Science Institute of South Africa is looking for a young, energetic, and vibrant individual who is passionate about exercise and health.

The primary responsibilities would be centered around:

  • Planning and implementing social media campaigns to align with the marketing objectives of the three pillars within the business: Wellness, HPC, and Education
  • Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences in wellness, performance, and education industries as relevant to SSISA’s strategy.
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos, and news). This must be done in collaboration with the Marketing Account Managers and Business unit.
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos, and news). This must be done in collaboration with the Marketing Account Managers and Business unit.
  • A thorough understanding of the overall business strategy unit-specific objectives
  • Design and implement social media strategy to align with business goals
  • Hands-on filming of content and sharing to relevant social media pages in real time
  • Energetic, vibrant, and engaging personality that can draw followers and have them truly experience what SSISA has to offer and can add to one's life.
  • Graphic asset creation for all pillars of the business
  • Maintaining our social media presence across all digital channels
  • Measuring and reporting on the performance of all social media campaigns
  • Accountable for the implementation and growth of the SSISA Wellness, HPC, and Education followers on desired social media platforms
  • Monthly reporting on the growth of all social media platforms across all three platforms
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions
  • Stay up to date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools, and applications


  • Qualification in marketing or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a social media manager
  • Proven work experience as a graphic designer/asset creator
  • Must know how to use Canva, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategies, and best practice
  • Hands-on experience in content management
  • Copywriting skills
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image, video)
  • Ability to create reels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with web design
  • Previous experience in a similar digital marketing role
  • Experience in CRM platforms is nice to have but not a necessity
    This is a full-time position with a CTC salary structure of R20 000.

    Closing Date for Applications:    02 June 2023


Location:    The Sports Science Institute of South Africa: Gym @ Old Mutual (OM), Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape
Employment Type:    13 Months Fixed-Term; 27 hours per week
Start Date:    05 June 2023 (to 04 June 2024)
Remuneration:    Cost to Company Salary: R4 914,00 per month.

Working Hours:    

•    This on-site position is situated in a friendly and fast-paced environment.
•    27 hours per week, as determined by superior -
•    5 hourly shifts within The Gym @ OM operating times:
05h30 to 20h30 Mondays to Thursdays, 05h30 to 19h30 Fridays, 07h00 to 13h00 Saturdays and 08h00 to 13h00 Sundays.
The position has occasional deadlines and high-pressure periods.
Reporting Line:    Primary reporting: Manager: Gym @ OM
Role Summary:    The Floor Supervisor will form part of a team of floor staff who supervise all floor activities at the Gym @ OM. The incumbent will be exposed to the day-to-day processes which will include assisting customers, monitoring staff, and managing inventory. The Floor Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that all floor requirements are met.
Qualifications, Experience and Duties:    

•    Grade 12 (NQF 4)
•    Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Exercise/Sports Science Management or similar.
•    Minimum 1-2 years of supervisory/team leading experience.
•    Demonstrated experience in providing customer service in a gym setting.
•    Well-developed knowledge of gym equipment operation and maintenance processes.
•    Ensure a safe workout environment through the constant circulation of the floor.
•    Be able to identify participant exercise risk and concern.
•    Keep the Old Mutual Gym clean and make sure all weights are in their proper place.
•    Comply with property security, fire regulations, and all health and safety legislation.
•    Execute emergency procedures when necessary and report any incident of injury, theft, or broken equipment to the Building Manager on duty.
•    Assist Housekeeping Manager with training requirements.  
•    Carry out lost and found procedures.

Abilities, Skills, and Attributes                           
 •    Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
•    Innovative and enthusiastic.
•    High flexibility and ability to adapt to different customers and situations.
•    Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
•    Ability to work a flexible schedule and meet the needs of the business.
•    Ability to lead staff in a professional and friendly manner.
•    Organisational and time management skills.
•    Excellent communication skills and instructional skills.
Closing Date for Applications:    02 June 2023