Job Details

  • Reference number: RU000493
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 15th
  • Remuneration package: Remuneration (Grade 11): R 312921 - R 425643 Annually

Background to Position

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and Partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

Job Description


To facilitate sports club operations through offering guidance, mentoring and administrative support to student committee members. In addition to general administration, the incumbent will be involved in event organization, facilities oversight, leadership training, community outreach, and employment of coaches. 

Inherent Criteria


Bachelors’ Degree/Diploma (NQF level 7)) PLUS 3 years’ relevant working experience where experience can include work as a student (i.e. does not have to be concurrent full-time work): - 

  • Having worked previously within an education/service orientated environment in sport.
  • Having experience in the administration and organisation in sport at various levels.
  • Previous administration experience within an electronic environment.
  • Having had a high level of interaction with students.
  • Previous experience in playing sport and a demonstrated ongoing interest in sport
  • At least 1 years’ supervision experience OR be in possession of a Rhodes supervision certificate
  • A valid driver’s licence. Candidates that are not in possession of a valid driver’s licence must get one during the probation period in order for his/her permanent employment to be confirmed.  Failure to get a valid driver’s licence could result in the University being unable to confirm employment and/or may result in an extension of the probation period.  The University will bear the cost of the first attempt to obtain a driver’s licence.

Application Requirement

For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Job Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile, of this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted

VERY IMPORTANT: All application forms should be submitted online. The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation as one attachment for each application i.e. An application form, a letter of motivation which clearly indicates the level they are applying for, a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Mr Siya Duba on 046 603 8899

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

    Selection Process:

    Short-listing              : TBC

    Assessments             : TBC

    Interviews                : TBC

    The selection process that will be followed for this post includes Shortlisting, Assessments and Interviews. These dates will be confirmed later on in the process. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

    Employment checks will be conducted.

    Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates. 

    All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

    If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


    Closing Date: 01 November 2021

    For more information please contact:

    Nomaxabiso Yantolo


    About Rhodes University

    Rhodes University is a public research university located in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province.