Employee Relations Practitioner

Date Posted: 
Saturday, 31 August, 2019 - 11:30
Job Description: 


Employee Relations Practitioner

REF G091



  • Masters/Four (4) Year qualification (e.g Labour Relations, Labour Law, Industrial Relations)
  • Five years’ experience experience in the field of labour relations
  • Proven knowledge of South African labour legislation.
  • Understanding of CCMA, and Labour Court procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of facilitation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration procedures.
  • Collective bargaining, negotiations and collective agreements.
  • Conflict resolution and dispute resolution.
  • Knowledge of employment contracts and employment labour law
  • Knowledge of labour economics and remuneration principles
  • Organised Labour movements


  • Advice and counsel line managers on labour relations policy and procedures.
  • Monitor the implementation of labour relations policy and ensure compliance to legal requirements.
  • Interprets and advise on implementation of collective agreements.
  • Advise line managers on how to deal with grievances and disciplinary procedures
  • Facilitate the preparation of cases for pre arbitration, CCMA and Labour Court
  • Representation at CCMA and facilitate Labour Court cases.
  • Give support and advise on dispute resolutions
  • Ensure capacity building and training of line managers in Labour Relations.
  • Advise and support staff on their rights in the event of grievances and disciplinary procedures.
  • Interpret the collective bargaining agreement with regard to salaries, benefits, industrial relations practices and other contractual stipulations.
  • Prepare information for management to use during collective bargaining regarding wage and remuneration practices and trends, collective bargaining trends, labour market trends, labour economy principles.
  • Keep abreast of latest labour legislation developments and provide relevant advisory services to employees and management.
  • Provide pro-active advice to management based on trends analysis and best practices.
  • Implement collective agreements.
  • Coordinate all collective engagement structures.


To apply for any of the position(s) above, all interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to: 

E-mail application with Motivation Letter Clearly Indicating The Position You Are Applying For, accompanied by a complete CV which must contain the contact details (email and telephone) of three referees, a certified copy of an identity document and a certified copy of your highest qualification to: recruitp@ufh.ac.za


The University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, when appointing preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic presentation of our workforce profile.  The University reserves the right NOT to appoint  

Closing Date: 
Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 23:45