Manager: Employee Relations

at CapeNature
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town



Job Description


As the Employee Relations Manager you will form part of the dynamic Legal Services team.  Your role will be to ensure the efficient and effective management and implementation of employee relations throughout the entity.  You will be responsible for managing all disciplinary, incapacity and CCMA matters in consultation with your direct line manager and Human Resources.  You will also ensure that all staff and management are trained in the relevant policies and procedures which forms part of your portfolio.  In addition reporting on trends and the analysis of same forms a key function of this role.





Compliance and Legislation


Regular review of in house policies, procedures and disciplinary code to ensure alignment with relevant legislation

Conduct awareness sessions and or training for line management and staff in relation to employee relations

Regular monitoring and evaluation of disciplinary processes and procedures

Develop, design and or update relevant templates pertaining to labour relations matters

Conduct research on legislation, policy, procedure and case law



Preparation and CCMA Representative


Management of the disciplinary process in the terms of pre-disciplinary interview and investigations

Ensure adequate preparation and representation of labour disputes at CCMA and Labour Court

Drafting of Charge Sheets, Findings and Sanction documentation

Drafting of relevant reports, disciplinary documentation as it pertains to the matters at hand

Liaising with legal counsel as and when required in preparation for disciplinary and or CCMA matters

Regularly updating line management regarding progress on labour relations matters



Facilitation and Case Management


Development of a case management system to document all disciplinary matters

Monthly updating of disciplinary statistics

Regular engagement with the Union to maintain good relations

Facilitate and manage alternative dispute and resolution process

Ensuring that staff and management are trained and capacitated with regards to labour relations matters

Monthly reporting on all matters pertaining to labour relations

Provide guidance and support to management and staff with regards to labour relations

Regular site visits to ensure visibility and support to regions and landscapes



People Management


Manage a small team and develop their skills and competency

Complete performance agreements for the team

Ensure implementation of personal development plans

Conduct bi-annual performance assessments



Financial Management


Active participation in the budgeting process of the Unit

Preparing of annual adjustment budgets for the Unit

Responsible for the efficient, economic and effective control and management of the Unit budget and expenditure

Ensure correct supply chain processes are followed when procuring goods and services

Report on all aspects relating to budgets for the Unit

Overall responsibility for the management, maintenance and safekeeping of the Unit’s assets







Relevant Degree in Legal, HRM or Industrial Psychology

Minimum five (5) years practical experience in employee relations

In depth understanding of the LR regulatory framework, namely: Labour Relations Act, BCEA, Disciplinary Code, Employment Equity, etc.

Candidates must have thorough knowledge of disciplinary, grievance, investigation, conflict resolution procedures and must possess proven practical experience in these areas.

Excellent verbal and report writing communication skills are essential.

Excellent problem solving and analytical ability.

Excellent people skills.

Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Willing to travel across the Western Cape, able to work extended hours.

General computer literacy and knowledge of Ms Office.

A valid Code 8 driver’s license with own transport


Interested candidates can send their CV