SANPARKS Vacancies November 2022: Check Openings, Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply



Park: Table Mountain National Park

A vacancy currently exists for a team-oriented and highly motivated Project Coordinator: Planning Implementation to support the expansion of the system of National Parks through voluntary agreements with communities and landowners. The successful candidate will report to the Manager: Park Expansion and will be based at PE Offices or Cape Town Offices.


  • A recognised postgraduate qualification in Environmental or Natural Resource Management
  • At least 5 years experience in biodiversity stewardship or landowner extension work
  • Advanced GIS knowledge and experience
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and landowner negotiation
  • Conflict and relationship management skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • A valid driver’s license (Code EB) accompanied by a willingness and ability to travel
  • Computer literacy in MS Office


  • Building on existing engagements, negotiate management agreements with private and communal landowners who have expressed an interest in having their land declared as part of a national park.
  • Develop the necessary property operational management plans, land use zonation plans and other prerequisite documents;
  • Conduct and coordinate biodiversity site assessments for identified properties for inclusion in national parks
  • Ensure the implementation of the due diligence process for the inclusion and declaration of acquired land and private and communal land for contract national parks including the legal and administrative processes.
  • Where required, interact with the landowners to assist with the extension of sound biodiversity-friendly management practices to ensure the conservation objectives are met on the ground.
  • Work closely with NGO partners that may contribute to and implement supporting projects and assist with identifying complementary project initiatives to improve sustainable benefits from the protected area network.
  • Provide support on identified Environmental Impact Assessments in the buffer zones of priority parks
  • Provide GIS support to the Park Expansion Manager for land acquisition and contract national park processes
  • Provide project management support to the Park Expansion Manager

Applications must be accompanied by an application letter and CV, certified ID copy, and relevant qualifications to be submitted to the following address:
Mr Thami Mohlabi
South African National Parks
P O Box 787, PRETORIA, 0001
Closing Date: 30 November 2022

If you have not been responded to within 14 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

SANParks is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to PDI / HDSA.

Park: Kruger National Park
A position exists for a Labour Relations Practitioner in the Human Capital Management Department, reporting to the General Manager: Labour Relations.
NB. The successful candidate will be expected to stay outside the park and the package is structured to incorporate housing allowance and tool of trade allowances.

Purpose of the Job
To create awareness of and support for labour relations practices and programmes to management and employees, contributing to a sound labour relations climate. In addition, the incumbent is expected to attend grievance and disciplinary hearings, render an advisory service to both management and employees; including office administration by attending to correspondences, coordinating meetings, workshops, and events, keep a proper records management system and administer the flow of information.
NB. Female applicants and People with Disabilities will be given first preference.


  • National Diploma in Labour Relations or Human Resources
  • Degree in Human Resources or Advance Diploma in Labour Relations will be an added advantage
  • 3 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • Mediation and facilitation skills
  • Sound knowledge of all labour legislation, policies, regulations, processes and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Presentation and analytical skills
  • Computer skills; including excel spreadsheet, word processing programs and email at a highly proficient level
  • Organising resources to meet agreed objectives
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Planning, organising and conflict management skills
  • Listening and customer-centric skills
  • High Level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Time management and interpersonal skills
  • Skills and Personal Attributes:
    • Candidate must be a good communicator in speech and writing.
    • Excellent command of the English language – spelling, grammar and punctuation.
    • Good keyboard skills (ability to type 60 wpm).
    • The candidate must be discreet when handling confidential information.
    • Good customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills and good Telephone Etiquette;
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.


  • Provide operational support relating to disciplines and grievance resolution activities and processes
  • Monitor the utilisation and adherence to the disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Advice on disciplinary, grievance and CCMA processes based on best practice
  • Follow through with clients’ enquiries and give feedback, requests and complaints in a timely manner
  • Advice clients about the status of issues or progress of disciplinary and grievances cases
  • Monitor compliance with collective agreements
  • Provide advisory service based on best practice
  • Capture and update all disciplinary and grievance actions on the appropriate HCM database
  • Ensure documentation and storage of all information
  • Maintain clear communication and update clients on a continuous basis.
  • Research and advice on labour and employment relations matters.
  • Maintaining detailed records, filling records in a manual system, completing routine administration, keeping an appropriate diary
  • General office administration and procedures such as typing of reports, taking minutes at meetings, registering and distributing mail, faxing, drafting responses to correspondences and copying documents.
  • Arranging appointments, maintaining a diary, sorting incoming mail, procuring stationery for the section
  • Coordinate labour relations related logistics in general
  • Administer, monitor, track and compile trade union membership reconciliation report
  • Analysing numerical and written information
  • Assisting to create a climate of trust, cooperation, and stability in order to stimulate a harmonious and productive working environment which contributes to a respected reputation.

Salary: R 321 947 – R 525 855

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of ID and qualifications to:
Kruger National Park
Human Capital Management
Att: Simon Marutha
Private Bag x402, SKUKUZA, 1350
Tel no: (013) 735 4175

Closing Date: 29 November 2022

If you have not received a response within 14 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

SANParks is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to PDI / HDSA.