Job Details

  • Reference number: UnitRef509
  • Province: Free State
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 2nd
  • Remuneration package: Minimum salary scale R 1 586 019 per annum (Total Cost to Company) (2023 Salary Scales to be determined)

Background to Position

Main purpose of the Job:

To direct the operations of legal, compliance, policy and related services for both Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses

REGISTRAR │ Legal Services Unit │ Ref 509

Nature of appointment:  Five-year Senior Manager performance-based contract 

Job Description

Main Tasks:

1. Strategic and operational plans

2. Institutional governance

3. Institutional compliance

4. Disciplinary matters

5. Legal opinions

6. Policies and procedures

7. Drafting of legal documents

8. Budgetary and cost control

9. Staff Development and supervision

10. Representation 

Inherent Criteria

Minimum qualification/Knowledge and/or experience:

Master of Law (LLM) degree with an undergraduate law degree

    An admitted attorney with right of appearance in the High Court

    At least 5 years’ relevant experience

    Desired Qualification/Knowledge And/Or experience:

    An applicable Ph. D degree

    At least 10 years’ relevant experience

    Experience in legal services in Higher Education will be an advantage

    Note: CUT applies an internal parity model to determine remuneration that complies with the principle of “equal pay for work of equal value”. Accordingly, the preferred candidate may expect an offer that is in line with their qualifications and years of similar experience. Please contact the Recruitment office for more information on the applicable salary scale

    Candidates will be recruited and appointed in accordance with the Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Programmes of the Central University of Technology, Free State. 

    Female candidates, in particular, who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply


    Application Requirement

    To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file:

    • Cover letter, and
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to undergo assessments.


    Please email your CV to

    About Central University of Technology, Free State

    Central University of Technology, Free State or CUT is a University of Technology in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established in 1981 as "Technikon Free State".