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Legal Officer Western Cape

Legal Officer Western Cape

Skills: 4 year lay degree, Admitted Attorney, Bargaining Councils    Posted 10 months ago

TITLE:            Legal Officer

AREA:             Western Cape

SALARY:         R336k

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and manage the legal process with regard to the enforcement of the Collective Agreements in the region.
  • Manage claims instituted against an establishment as a result of legal action
  • Prepare case files for hearings, attends conciliation and arbitration hearings and presents company’s case ensure that the collective agreement is maintained
  • Manages quality control of legal activities in a region
  • Liaise and communicate with external legal service providers
  • Assist with any other function as per Manager’s instruction
  • Filing Variation Applications where Commissioners errors occur on Arbitration Awards
  • Interpretation of Awards
  • Opposing Rescission Applications and filing notices with the DRC
  • Verifying and withdrawing finalized cases in legal process
  • Referring unpaid Settlement Agreement as per Section 142 process / negotiating and finalizing administrative
  • Compile and draft heads of arguments and applications
  • Compile legal recommendation for Regional Council Board meetings

Knowledge / Experience / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to interpret and apply / enforce the Company’s agreements
  • Above average verbal and written communication and listening skills
  • Ability to build strong effective relationships with all stakeholders, i.e. existing clients and potential clients as well as internal stakeholders, i.e. colleagues and management
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Excellent administration, organizational and planning skills


  • 4 year Law Degree
  • Must be an Admitted Attorney
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of Labour Law AND knowledge specifically with regards to Bargaining Councils and collective agreements
  • Sound knowledge or and experience of dispute resolution processes.
  • Knowledge of the civil procedure essential
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Computer literacy (Word & Excel)

To apply for this position please email Word CV to and include the following:

  • Head & Shoulders photo
  • Current cost to company
  • Expected cost to company
  • Notice period
  • Motivation / Overview