Office of the Chief Justice is hiring a Judges Secretary

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The Office of the Chief Justice is hiring and invites applications for the vacant post of: JUDGES SECRETARY REF NO: 2023/185/OCJ.

CLOSING DATE : 19 May 2023

SALARY : R294 321 – R420 402 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE : Constitutional Court: Braamfontein

REQUIREMENTS : Matric certificate with one (1) to three (3) years ‘secretarial experience or as an office assistant in a legal environment. A valid license.

An LLB degree or a minimum of 20 modules completed towards an LLB, BA/BCom Law degree will serve as an advantage. Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a typing test.

Skills and Competencies: Proficiency in English good communication skills (verbal and written) Administration and organizational skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills.

Ability to meet strict deadlines and a work under pressure. Attention to detail. Customer service skills and excellent typing skills including Dictaphone typing. Confidential and time management. Computer literacy (MS Words) and research capabilities.

DUTIES : Typing (or Formatting) of draft memorandum decisions, opinions or judgement entries written by or assigned by the Judge. Provide general secretarial/ administrative duties to the Judge.

Manage and type correspondence, judgements and orders for the Judge (including Dictaphone typing). Arrange and diarise appointments, meeting and official visits and make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Safeguarding of all case files and endorsement of case file with an order made by the Judge. Update files and documents and provide copies of documents to the Registrar.

Store, keep and file court records safely. After a case has been completed and the opinion, decision or judgement.

ENQUIRIES : Technical enquiries: Ms Zoleka Sondlo Tel No: (011) 359 7590 HR related enquiries: Ms S Tshidino Tel No: (010) 493 2500

APPLICATIONS : National Office Midrand/Constitutional Court: Braamfontein: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Director: Human Resources, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X10, Marshalltown, 2107

Or hand deliver applications to the Office of the Chief Justice, Human Resource Management, 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685.

The Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity employer. All applications must be submitted on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded on internet at or obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV only; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated).

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources.

Each application form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant. The application must indicate the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised and the reference number as stated in the advert.

Failure by the applicant to fully complete, sign and initial the application form will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. Applications on the old Z83 will unfortunately not be considered.


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