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Administrative Assistant wanted at Sanlam Group

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Sanlam Group has an exciting opportunity for an Administrative assistant and inviting interested candidates to apply.

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Who are we?

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centred on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. 

What will you do?

This job is focused on supporting the Head of Santam Real Estate by providing administration and co-ordination support to the business unit.  The role is based at Santam offices, Alice Lane, Sandton. 

The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Head of Santam Real Estate with admin duties, co-ordinating administration activities to the entire Real Estate team as we deliver quality service to customers, who could be either internal or external to Santam (including brokers, customers, partners and suppliers).

What will make you successful in this role?

•    Providing the administration support to the business unit including coordination and compiling of various reports and assisting with presentations.
•    Supporting the business Head with day to day admin support.


•    Assist in directing queries to internal and external stakeholders.
•    Drawing of various reports, income statements, growth and profitability track reports.


•    Assisting with reporting on Financial and Cost management (accurate budgeting, actuals tracking, forecast projections, monitoring and control of expenses, invoicing, journals, general ledge queries and payments).
•    Supporting business unit budget cycle management – headcount, expenses, and revenue.


•    Supporting the business unit in driving the strategic and holistic needs of Santam Real Estate
•    Assist Head of Santam Real Estate in planning, organizing, and executing project activities, ensuring adherence to project timelines, objectives, and scope.


•    Assists in maintaining comprehensive documentation, including project plans, task lists, progress reports, and meeting minutes.
•    Keeping and updating records of reviews, compliance, incidents, and approvals as needed including monitoring FAIS records and TCF complaints.


•    Create various dashboards and presentations.
•    Schedule and organize meetings, workshops, and conference.
•    Assists with meeting scheduling, planning, flight bookings

Qualification and Experience

•    Matric
•    3 year Tertiary qualification (advantageous)
•    3 years’ experience in an office administration environment 
•    Project co-ordination experience (advantageous)
•    Insurance experience (advantageous)

Knowledge and Skills

•    Attention to detail
•    Time management 
•    Good communication skills (verbal and written)
•    Inter-personal skills


•    Advanced understanding of Microsoft applications (Word/Excel/Powerpoint)
•    Co-ordination and planning
•    Ability to learn and adapt
•    Record keeping


 Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth.

Through its five business clusters – Sanlam Fintech, Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Allianz, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society.

In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group’s Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process


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