Snr Manager: Community Safety (Ref: BBSM)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Government sector in Pretoria - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 9 July 2020
Job Description:
Reporting to the Portfolio Head: Health, Community Services & Inclusivity, the incumbent will lead local government in providing solutions and improving performance in the area of development & enforcement of by-laws, supporting overall law enforcement, supporting the protection of municipal assets and infrastructure in relation to theft and vandalism.

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Amongst other responsibilities, the successful incumbent will be expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing analysis of the key challenges, needs and trends in area of Community Safety, Policing and Enforcement, to ensure that local government strategies and programmes are appropriately designed (with regards to both policy response and effective models of service delivery)
  • Representation on key platforms related to the development of integrated communities; provide high quality advice on the legislative and regulatory framework of local government in particular, and of the role and impact of the other spheres of government at the local level, on those issues pertinent to area of Community Safety, Policing and Enforcement
  • Provide management, legal and constitutional advice and support to municipalities; facilitate the implementation of the capacity building strategy and associated programmes in municipalities; facilitate training programmes/ peer learning sessions in the areas of focus/ professional discipline
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of sound relationships with relevant stakeholder groups (including civil society and community-based organisations, locally and internationally); identify and target potential donor organisations that could partner effectively with SALGA and develop and prepare fundraising proposals and assist in the management of local government/provincial/national government interface in relation to the area of Community Safety, Policing and Enforcement
  • General Management which includes people management and promoting a high-performance culture, financial and budget management, corporate governance and risk management, and stakeholder management.


  • An appropriate postgraduate qualification
  • A Valid Code 08 drivers license and own vehicle
  • At least 5 years experience at management level
  • Knowledge of government policies and legislation and related local government practices in areas of community safety & assets protection
  • Insight, Experience and knowledge in the local government sector will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of government policies, legislative processes, policy research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to manage in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Ethical leader that places a high premium on integrity and confidentiality
  • Innovative thought leader
  • Proven track record of transformative and ground-breaking successes in relevant previous roles
  • Results driven individual
  • Strong analytical ability coupled with sound problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong initiative and well-rounded implementer and driver of multi-disciplinary programmes that have an intended turnaround dimension
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