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Human Resource Manager

Ref. HRM – 2018


The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) is an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), established in terms of the Cultural Institutions Act (119 of 1998).

JOB PURPOSE:  To manage the human resources function with a focus on talent management, human capital management and development. To manage and coordinate labour relations matters.


  • Develop a long term HR strategy that supports the overall business strategy of PACOFS including all stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a Performance Management System;
  • Implement and monitor best practices in Human Resources and Labour Relations;
  • Provide leadership and advice in the Human Resources and Labour Relations arena;
  • Develop an annual HR/Training budget;
  • Monitor the budget and variances to ensure budgetary parameters are adhered to;
  • Implement a staff wellness programme to ensure improvement of staff morale;
  • Maintain accurate and complete personnel records


  • Responsible for ensuring promotion and core operations amongst all levels of staff to achieve harmonious, stable and healthy working relationships;
  • Ensure that pro-active labour relations policies, structures and procedures are in place;
  • Ensure that all labour relations policies and procedures are communicated to all occupational levels within the entity;
  • Responsible for successful negotiations with labour unions;
  • Keep up to date on relevant labour relations interventions;
  • Coordinate internal disciplinary hearings and cases referred to the CCMA/Labour Court.


  • Ensure compliance with Labour and relevant legislation and that this is communicated to the workforce, including LRA, BCEA, EEA & SDA;
  • Build a positive relationship with the representative labour unions within the parameters of an effective collective Agreement and the Labour Relations Act;
  • Ensure compliance with PACOFS specific policies and procedures e.g. Discipline and Grievance Procedures;


  • Effective and efficient recruitment of the right staff for PACOFS;
  • Develop and implement PACOFS induction programme;
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and accurate;
  • Ensure that staff is adequately remunerated for work done, in accordance with PACOFS guidelines;
  • Ensure performance feedback, management and performance systems are in place, implemented and are effectively utilized;
  • Monitor staff development plans set by management;
  • Develop strategies for the retention of skilled and high performing staff;
  • Ensure termination checks are complied with inclusive of exit interview process.


  • Provide guidance and assistance to team leaders regarding Human Resource and Labour Relations practices; 
  • Undertake audits from time to time on Human Resource and Labour Relations practices; 
  • Assist Managers to cope with change through change management interventions.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent;
  • 7 years management experience with a strong Labour Relations background;
  • 10 years’ experience in a Human Resource environment;
  • Proven track record in handling CCMA matters;
  • Ability to understand and operate computer software package Ms office and VIP Payroll system (advantage);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory labour relations environment in South Africa;
  • Understanding of the role of Human Resources within an organisation and its impact on the overall organisation;
  • Ability to analyse work and develop job descriptions and profiles;
  • Knowledge and understanding of job evaluation processes and methodologies

It is the responsibility of candidates with foreign qualifications to have them verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ● PACOFS reserves the right not to make an appointment ● Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered ● PACOFS subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity ●If you have not been contacted within one month after the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Applications consisting of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications, including matric/Grade 12 certificate, and ID should be posted or emailed to the following address:

Ntilane HR Solution

24 Vels Street




Email: ntilanehrsolutions@gmail.com


Enquiries: Mpho Letsoara

Tel. No.: 081 598 0767

Candidates who have previously applied for this position are encouraged to re-apply.

CLOSING DATE: 20 July 2018

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