Regional HR Officers

at Life Healthcare
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Human Resources
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Vacancies exist for four Regional HR Officers based at Life EHS Regional offices (Coast East, Coast West, Inland South and Inland North), reporting to the Regional Human Resource Manager, with a dotted line reporting to the Regional Business Manager, EHS.

The successful candidates will be responsible for delivering on the Group and Regional HR strategy in the region (including HR associated customer contracts/SLA requirements and multiple employee contracts) with and through the Business and Functions to deliver on the Group HR strategy whilst providing effective HR support to achieve the delivery of quality customer care; and improved employee value proposition and business efficiencies in the region.

This will be done with and through the line by providing sound people management leadership, support, planning, policy/legislative interpretation, communication, developing sound relationships and change capability in line with Life EHS strategic objectives.


Critical Outputs

HR Leadership in the Region


Ensure Regional HR plan and strategy is aligned to Group and Life EHS HR strategy

Visible HR leadership, support and partnership in the region – both to the RBM, the corporate clients and Life EHS employees

Leadership influence, responsiveness and credibility

Ensure HR best practices is delivered together with the RBM and national HR manager, taking a key role in delivery of HR requirements within the Life EHS region

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

Resourcing and Talent Management


Agree on regional resourcing needs (understanding of regional and remote challenges within Life EHS) and implement strategies to attract, retain and develop employees (includes transformation, flexible staffing)

Effective training, development, talent and succession processes (including skills/WSP)

Identification of regional client needs, alignment of recruitment strategy, identification and recruitment – overall responsibility of the recruitment of employees both in alignment with customer requirements (contractual/SLA) and required overhead support

Effective induction and on-boarding of employees both in line with the role, the client contract, Life EHS and Life Healthcare

Coach, guide and mentor managers and supervisors on HR / people management

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

Transformation within the specific region (local needs & requirements)


Providing effective leadership and support to the RBM through influencing and the promotion of diversity with the line, ensure effective Employment Equity/BBEEE planning, execution and legal compliance (including target setting and achievement)

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions to address the specific regional requirements

Effective Employee Relations


Ensuring regular regional and local engagement and communication structures are effectively managed with and through the line e.g., consultative forum

Providing support, counsel and risk mitigation advice to Manco, line managers and employees

Training all line managers / business partners on IR best practices and ensuring same are complied with

Effectively manage day to day ER / IR e.g. CCMA discussions, arbitrations, employee performance discussions and disputes

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions in response to employee feedback and complaints

Employee Engagement and Enablement


Ensuring effective regional engagement and enablement (working together with all the other regions) to enhance the company and Life EHS EVP (including survey actions, reward & recognition, culture)

Ensuring employee productivity in the business (including support together with RBMs with regards to performance and absence management)

Ensuring and implementing an effective and integrated employee wellness programme

Understanding and analysis of drivers for bad leavers (exit interviews) and formulate regional specific recommendations for improved retention

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions

HR Best Practices, Compliance and Risk Mitigation


Partnering with line managers to ensure best practices, policy and process compliance, successful HR / legal audits, mitigate HR risks

Support Employee Services by ensuring good administration, accuracy, quality and achievement of deadlines

Ensure regional EHS employee data is up to date and correctly captured on relevant HR systems. Conduct audits on the regional HR employee files and ensure compliance, and standardization (ongoing)

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions. Monthly reporting required

HR Projects


With the line, effectively drive and implement regional HR, Functional and Business projects in alignment with Life EHS and Group HR strategic intents

Implementing effective change management plans for all major projects

Partner with Manco to implement regional initiatives e.g., cost management, retention of key skills

Analysing trends, metrics, understand issues and develop solutions




A minimum of a Degree in Human Resources Management or a relevant NQF level 7 HR qualification

Minimum of 5 years HR generalist experience

Sound knowledge of HR practices and an understanding of SA legislative context

Previous experience in healthcare environment advantageous

Computer proficiency including basic knowledge of payroll systems

Valid Driver’s license and own car essential (travel within region required)




Problem-solving and analysis

Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Excellence orientation


Drive & energy

Ethical behavior

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading by example

Motivating and developing people


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