Employee Relations Specialist

Posted 11 months ago

Reporting to the General Manager: Human Resources, the incumbent will be responsible Employee Relations Management;

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handling disciplinary hearings and Grievances including chairing,
  • Advice management and staff on Labour relations matters,
  • Ensure compliance with Labour Legislation ,
  • Supports the team during HR and Social Audits
  • Act as chief negotiator for wage negotiations
  • Maintain healthy relationship between employer and employees
  • Induction of permanent and seasonal workers


  • A tertiary qualification (degree or diploma) in Labour Relations. A postgraduate Programme in Labour Relations /Labour law will be an advantage
  • 3-5 years’ specialist labour relations experience in a Labour-intensive environment
  • Experience in farming sector will be an advantage
  • Experience in chairing hearing/grievances, representing company in the CCMA (Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Through understanding of individual and collective labour , dispute resolution processes and procedures
  • Drafting and submitting documents for CCMA process
  • Wage negotiation/central workers committee / Employment Equity
  • Compliance labour /Social Audits
  • Dealing with Unions/ Employee representatives
  • Chairing of disciplinary hearings


  • Negotiation skills (Wage and Recognition agreement)
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skill
  • Strong computer literacy


  • Ability to work under pressure, hardiness and tenacity
  • Assertiveness
  • Confidentiality
  • People skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player, and strong independence
  • Tenacity

Desired Skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Dispute resolution skills

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Medical Aid
  • Provident Fund
  • Insured benefits


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