De Beers Group is hiring for Chief Safety Officer [x2 posts]

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De Beers Group (an Anglo American Platinum unit) invites qualifying candidates to apply for the vacancy: Chief Safety Officer [x2 posts] .

Closing date: 08 November 2023 

  • Business Unit / Group Function: De Beers Group
  • Area: Africa – Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)
  • Reference Id: REF52317T
  • Location: Burgersfort, South Africa

Job Purpose

Join us as Chief Safety Officer, and be responsible for the management of the Safety and Risk Department at our Lebowa and Borwa Mine.

You will also oversee the optimisation of the safety and risk control through design, implementation, evaluation, coordination and management of the safety and risk control systems, as well as for ensuring legal compliance at the Unit.


Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining, sorting, valuing, selling and marketing of diamonds. Together with our joint venture partners, we operate in more than 20 countries across six continents. 

We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us. 

Combining great people with great technology, we are a company with an innovative mindset. Come and join our team.

We’re the world’s leading diamond company – a unique luxury business that thrives on the creativity, passion and knowledge of our people.

To push our company forwards, we always need to think differently. We welcome diverse perspectives, people who spark fresh thinking and aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.

In return, we provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your ambitions.


Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Execute the legal function of Chief Safety Officer at the designated area.
  • Lead and Participate in Site Safety inspections.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in Safety audits for Operations / Sites.
  • Compile the annual Safety Improvement Plan ensuring plans are in place for Operations.

  • Co-ordinate and participate in Risk-Assessments for the Operations.
  • Decide on audits and inspection / PTO’s program and schedule for the operation.
  • Contribute to the operation safety targets setting.
  • Advice on the need for safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • Approve safety and risk control recommendations.

  • Determine scheduling of external and internal safety audits.
  • Select safety campaigns and safety promotions.
  • Has the authority to stop the operation or workplace if the working conditions are unsafe.
  • Select appropriate Safety training needs for the operation.

Safety & Health:

  • Take personal responsibility for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities.
  • Consistently apply Safety & Health principles in all team interactions and take personal responsibility for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities.
  • Identify specific risks within working area and adhere to discipline-specific plans/system to avoid these risks.

People & Teams:

  • Implement a purpose-driven, high-performing culture that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity, supports engagement and fosters continuous improvement to work processes.

  • Set clear and consistent expectations, encourage individuals and teams to challenge the status quo and strive for improvements; embed expectations through Team+ tool.
  • Ensure individuals and team have the knowledge, skills, authorities and resources to deliver against expectations and accountability (time, people and budget)

  • Hold individuals to account in line with their role authority and accountability structures.
  • Ensure that systems, symbols and behaviours reinforce desired culture and align with Anglo American values.


  • Adhere to external local compliance requirements as a minimum level of site performance.
  • Adhere to Anglo American compliance requirements and ensure compliance of team.
  • Adhere to compliance governance within the team.
  • Other requirements as assigned by the Manager

This role is in the Safety Department at a Band 6 level reporting to SHE Manager



You will need the following:

  • Tertiary diploma (M+3) in Safety or Risk Control (NADSAM) would be advantageous
  • Quality Assurance
  • Blasting Certificate for metalliferous mines or Engineering Trade certificate (essential)
  • Mine Overseer Certificate for metalliferous would be advantageous
  • ISO 45000
  • Courses in Safety management systems (9001, 14001, 18002) would be advantageous


  • At least 5 years relevant Mining / Process / Engineering experience, which should include developing, implementing, managing and auditing of safety and risk control initiatives and programmes


  • Blasting Certificate for metalliferous
  • Mine Overseer Certificate for metalliferous would be advantageous.


  • 5 years’ experience as Process Supervisor


  • Engineering Trade Certificate
  • 5 years’ experience in relevant trad

Knowledge and Skills

  • Risk management techniques and critical controls
  • Leadership tools for implementing a culture of purpose–led high performance and change
  • Computer literate (MS Power point, Word, Excel, Access, and Projects)
  • Auditors’ courses for Safety and Risk Control management
  • Risk Assessment Techniques: (LFI, WRAC, SWIFT, HAZOP and FMECA)
  • Risk impact assessment

  • Accident investigation (AICAT, RCAT or SCAT)
  • Fire (Advanced fire – FPA)
  • Behaviour Based Safety
  • First Aid
  • Analytical Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • If successful, you will be required to undergo a Medical Fitness Test


What we offer

  • When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none.

Who we are?

  • Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

Inclusion and Diversity

  • Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential

How we are committed to your safety

  • Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer


To apply for this role, please complete the online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date: 08 November 2023


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