Job Details

  • Reference number: 8032031
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 8th

Background to Position

University of the Western Cape -> Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Development & Support -> Financial Aid

Main Campus - Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)

Job Description

Student Development and Support (SDS) plays a leading role in creating a holistic, enabling environment and excellent opportunities for students to develop to their full potential as active scholars and responsive citizens in South Africa.

  • The Administrative Officer will oversee the Administrative functions in the Work-Study Office Receive and assist walk-in clients
  • Effective management of Work-Study Documentation
  • Capture documentation received by the Office
  • Support the Coordinator in liaison and communication with Faculties and Departments
  • Responsible for Administrative accuracy in systems data capturing
  • Provide information regarding challenges identified in document work flow
  • Liaise with internal partners in audit processes for both internal and external auditing
  • Streamline the administrative process by attending to gaps identified by the Coordinator
  • Enhance the document management system
  • Compliment and improve the overall professional image of the Office

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate/Grade 12
  • Relevant NQF level 5 qualification  
  • 3-5 years relevant experience within an Administrative environment, preferably within a Higher Education institution
  • High-level proficiency in MS Word Packages  


  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Planning & organising

Application Requirement

For further information (but not applications) regarding this position, kindly contact Ms LC Teegler:

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756. 

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

About University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in Bellville, a suburb of the City of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.