Date Published: October 7, 2021
Closing Date: October 19, 2021

The Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (Act 9 of 2011) was promulgated on 11 June 2011 and provides for the establishment of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (“CSOS”) as a public entity. The CSOS has been classified as a Schedule 3A Public Entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (Act No.1 of 1999) (PFMA).

Western Cape Regional Office

• Recognised Law degree or equivalent qualification (minimum).
• Postgraduate degree and/ or Admitted Attorney/ Advocate.
• Expertise and understanding of Community Schemes governance and adjudication of disputes.
• 5 years of expertise as an Adjudicator or Senior Management role or 10 years as a conciliator and/or court work/litigation/conciliation and/or arbitration processes of the CCMA or Bargaining Councils.
• Thorough knowledge of the CSOS Act as well as Sectional Titles Management Act, Companies Act, Housing Scheme for Retired Persons Act South Africa, Co-operatives Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
• Expert user of case management modules and Client and service centric.
• Analytical ability.
• MS Office skills.
• Analytical skills
• Reporting writing.

Key Performance Areas:
• Working with team colleagues, and the senior team to improve the quality of the CSOS and legal services provision to stakeholders. Excellent case management and closure of all matters within the prescribed time limit.
• Preside over or adjudication on that are referred to adjudication in a fair, equitable and transparent manner.
• Ensure that the adjudication order is delivered to both parties and enforced.
• Issue Adjudication orders with prescribed timeframes and conduct quality assurance of adjudication orders.
• Prepare and issue Notices of Set down for all Adjudication hearings inviting parties to a formal hearing and reside over the adjudication sessions and hear oral evidence.
• Consider all evidence (oral and/or written submissions as applied in a civil court.
• Conduct investigations, inspections, enter or inspect asset, record or another document.
• Evaluate all evidence, legal research and applicable case law and hand down an adjudication order, which is binding on the parties to the dispute.

Applications, including a covering letter and accompanied by a CV and certified copies of qualifications and ID, must be addressed to the Executive Corporate Affairs, Mr. Lesiba Seshoka and e-mailed to:

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a competency assessment, enter into a performance agreement and be subject to security clearance procedures.

Closing date for applications: 19 October 2021

Applicants who do not receive any response within 4 weeks of the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Privacy Statement:
We comply with the provisions of Protection of Personal Information Act; Act No. 4 of 2013. We will use your personal information provided to us for the purpose of recruitment only and more specifically for the purpose of the position/vacancy you have applied for.

In the event your application was unsuccessful for a specific position, the CSOS will retain your personal information for internal audit purposes as required by the CSOS policies.

All the information requested now or during the process is required for recruitment purposes. Failure to provide requested information may render your application null and void. The CSOS will safeguard the security and confidentiality of all information you share with us. All personal information will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties, except in situations where:
(i) We are legally compelled to do so; or
(ii) Disclosure is necessary for recruitment purposes; or
(iii) You have not objected thereto.

By uploading any additional and supporting documentation, you consent to the CSOS using the information contained therein to fulfil the requirements of the recruitment process.

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