Labour / IR Consultant (Ref: SSLIC)

Position in the Human Resources and Recruitment sector in Gauteng / Johannesburg / Pretoria - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 1 June 2023
Job Description:

Main job function

We are looking for a self-motivated and driven individual with thorough knowledge of all labour legislation, labour consulting and dispute resolution procedures.


Responsibilities include:

·        Proactively consult and advise clients within various industry sectors regarding labour compliance, labour matters and labour procedures.

·        Drafting of Human Resource documents such as contracts of employment, policies, procedures, UIF documents and correspondence.

·        Liaison with the Department of Labour, Bargaining Councils, Union Officials and other stakeholders.

·        Represent clients during union meetings, employee meetings and labour negotiations and identify possible solutions to conflicts.

·        Conduct retrenchments, grievance meetings and employee counselling sessions and advise clients on the process thereto.

·        Advise and assist clients with strike management.

·        Advise and conduct exemption applications.

·        Assist and advise clients during internal dispute resolution and/or conflict.

·        Advise on the processes and systems relating to the management and administration of disciplinary processes with a focus on the application of procedural and substantive fairness.

·        Preparing for and representing clients during conciliation and arbitration proceedings at the CCMA or Bargaining Council.

·        Drafting pleadings: rescission / condonation applications and heads of argument etc.

·        Draft proposals and counter-proposals, assess risk levels associated with proposed changes, and negotiate successfully.

·        Interpret the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Labour Relations Act, Sectoral Determinations and various other Collective Agreements/ Main Agreements and national acts.

·        Maintaining and building strong client relationships as well as networking and providing introductions for new prospective clients.


-        At least 7 years’ experience as a Labour/IR Consultant;

-         Relevant tertiary qualifications will be advantageous;


-        Extensive knowledge and experience with labour legislation, collective agreements and CCMA proceedings;

-        At least 7 years’ experience as a Labour/IR Consultant;


-        Valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle;

-        Critical skills: Communication (written and spoken – English), planning, organizing and coordinating, good timekeeping, decisive thinking abilities, ability to work under pressure and strong writing skills;

-        Knowledge of computer operations and programs (Advanced skills in Ms Word, Outlook, and Excel).


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Sharon Smit