Job Title
Divisional Employee Relations Specialist
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 5 years
R45000 to R55000
Job Published
18 July 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Key Performance Areas:

HR Strategy:

• Assist with the implementation of the Human Resources Management Strategic and operational plans by aligning organisational strategy with employee needs.
• Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders.

Employee Relations:

• Managing the relationship between the organisation and unions.
• Overseeing all people practices ensuring they are legally compliant.
• Creating people practices which develop and maintain a positive working relationship.
• Ensure people practices are fair and transparent.
• Supporting the organisation through restructures.

HR Legislation:

• Translate legislative changes into relevant HR Policies and Practices.
• An in depth understanding of and to comply with the relevant HR Legislation (Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, BBBEE Act, Skills Development Act, MIBCO Main Agreement etc.)


• Create an awareness of BBBEE within the Group.

Labour Planning:

• Monitor, report on trends and provide advise to Line Management regarding labour statistics.

Recruitment and Selection:

• Compile and place adverts for recruitment.
• Shortlist suitable candidates and compile candidate reports.
• Co-ordinate the recruitment process, prepare interview packs and conduct recruitment interviews.
• Ensure verification of candidates’ credentials (qualifications, references etc.)
• Make formal offers of employment and compile and issue letters of regret to unsuccessful candidates.
• Co-ordinate the sign on process (medical, employee data, payroll info etc.)


• Co-ordinate the employee exit process and conduct exit interviews

Industrial Relations:

• Monitor and advise on substantive conditions of employment and related rights and obligations.
• Facilitate external IR processes (CCMA. Labour Court, DRC etc.)
• Monitor the IR climate and advise Line Management on appropriate actions.
• Represent management in consultations and discussions with stakeholders on matters that arise at plant level.
• Facilitate the resolution of employee disputes, grievances and conflicts.
• Co-ordinate and provide advice to all stakeholders on disciplinary proceedings.
• Facilitate formal and informal communication with Unions and Shop Stewards.
• Monitor national annual wage negotiations with Trade Unions and manage the implementation thereof.
• Keep abreast with IR developments, trends, court judgements, communication systems etc.

Organisational Development:

• Assist in implementing organisational development initiatives as required.

Performance Management:

• Instil a Performance Management Culture in the organization.
• Facilitate the Performance Management process and administer performance management records.

HR Systems:

• Comply with the requirements of the HR Quality Systems.


• Develop and co-ordinate internal communication programmes to facilitate business outcomes.

Teams Process:

• Design Teams process interventions and action plans.
• Facilitate Change Management initiatives.

People Management:

• Ensure an enabling climate/culture.
• Ensure a safe, secure and legal working environment.
• Manage individual, team and departmental performance to achieve organisational objectives.
• Conduct Performance Reviews and manage sub-standard performance.
• Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
• Ensure discipline is maintained in department (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
• Resolve grievances and disputes

Continuous Improvement

• Keep abreast with the latest trends and developments in the Human Resources field


• Compile HR reports.

Employees shall perform the duties as assigned to them diligently and to the satisfaction of Management. The job description represents the outline of the duties to be performed and the responsibilities of the employee. Nothing shall prevent management from assigning additional tasks to an employee or assigning the employee to a different job provided an explanation of the reasons are given.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or BTech in Human Sciences, Human Resources
Management or Industrial/Organisational Psychology.
Additional qualifications: Bachelors Degree or Diploma in IR/Labour Law