Job Details

  • Reference number: KD/139/0624
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 14th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Operations and Finance


Director: Transport Services (Job Level 5)

Ref. KD/139/0624

Job Description

Transport Services provides Stellenbosch University (SU) and its staff with cost-effective, sustainable transport options for training, research, sports, and cultural purposes. The environment is also responsible for management and operation of the SU vehicle fleet (central pool and departments), as well as parking, bicycle rental and shuttle services. They also offer vehicle financing to staff, negotiate prices for the purchase and sale of vehicles, and handle all purchases and sales of official SU vehicles.

Inherent Criteria


Please note that applicants who do not meet all the requirements, will not be considered.

  • At least fifteen years’ relevant experience, with at least five years in a managerial capacity;
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification (business management, logistics);
  • Strong financial knowledge and skill;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (Road Transport, National Credit Act, etc.);
  • Thorough knowledge of the relevant market and products;
  • Highly motivated and performance-orientated (high achievement orientation);
  • Diplomatic and persuasive negotiator;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • Strong sense of business ethics;
  • The ability to come up with / and generate new sources of income;
  • The ability to analyse, develop and implement business strategies / processes;
  • Excellent numeracy skills;
  • Conflict management skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills;
  • Good computer literacy (Excel, Word, etc.).


  • Understanding of non-profit semi-state institutions;
  • Experience within University institutions will be advantageous;
  • Mature personal values system;
  • The ability to manage change;  
  • Quality and service mindset;
  • Innovative and creative;
  • Analytical thinking ability;
  • Knowledge regarding transport matters / processes;
  • Forward-thinking and visionary mindset;
  • The ability to empower, inspire and influence others.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 August 2024

Closing date: 

01 July 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: H Swanepoel on 021 808 4309, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University.

Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post. 

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to noise, hazardous chemical substances, and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.