Administrative Assistant wanted at Rhodes University

This position will provide effective administration support to the Recruitment Office and provide information and recruitment services for new incoming students and their families and assist with Campus tours

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

The Requirements
 Grade 12 plus approximately 6 months working experience where such experience includes:

  • Previous experience in a busy computerised administrative environment
  • Previous experience working dealing with queries and/or a frontline position
  • Previous experience in financial systems

  • A valid driver’s license.  If the incumbent does not have a driver’s license, the University will pay for the first attempt to obtain a driver’s license.  Thereafter costs will be for the incumbents’ account.  Obtaining a driver’s license will form part of the probation requirements, and failure to obtain a driver’s license will mean that the incumbents’ employment cannot be confirmed

Application Process
It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile for further information and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

The following documents are required:

  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications which should include the following: –
    • Reasons for leaving your current and previous jobs.
    • Referees who are and/or were your direct line manager, their title, name, designation and contact information which should be at least their contact number and email address.
  • A strong and succinct motivation which tells us your interest in the post and suitability relative to the job requirements. 

Please note, no hand-written applications will be considered. Failure to submit all documentation will result in an application being disqualified.

Any questions or enquiries regarding the submission of an application please contact 046 603 7266.

Selection Process (provisional date, subject to change):

  • Short-listing meeting scheduled for the TBC 2024.
  • The selection process that will be followed for this post will include an assessment and/or presentation and an interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Remuneration per annum (Grade 7):

Basic Salary per annum: R219 193

Cost to Company per annum (approximately): R309 002

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates. 

Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service.  The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023.  Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

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