Junior Legal Advisor- Legal Services

Location
South Africa
Posted
Sep 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 10, 2019
Ref
119875
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be required to:
  • Provide the University with cost effective quality support in respect of student discipline and associated matters in residences;
  • Conduct, plan and coordinate training to all relevant stakeholders specifically focusing on residence rules and regulations;
  • Provide the Residence Heads and members of the Residence Affairs and Accommodation Department with guidance in respect of matters relating to discipline in residences to ensure effective decision-making;
  • Provide administrative support to Residence Affairs by arrangement of the Registrar's office.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • LLB Degree;
  • Four years' working experience in a legal environment;
  • Four years' experience in working with disciplinary processes;
  • A valid Driver's licence.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Knowledge in Administrative Law, Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law of Evidence and law applicable to higher education institutions;
  • Sensitivity to the diverse composition and culture of the student community, academics and support services;
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office);
  • Excellent language proficiency;
  • Good interpersonal relations;
  • Communication skills;
  • Conflict management skills;
  • Administration Skills;
  • Negotiating skills.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • A relevant qualification focusing on psychology and/or counselling;
  • Four years' experience in administrative systems and processes at a higher education institution;
  • Two years' experience in counselling and student support.


PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

CLOSING DATE: 19 September 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Hermy van der Westhuizen, Tel: (012) 420 4028.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 19 November 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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