HOD Corporate Services vacancy - closing 01 August 2022

The purpose of the Corporate Services department is to cascade the strategic objectives of Freedom Park to the operational levels of the department, to ensure systematic implementation of the organisational strategy across all levels of the organisation.

Job Title:

HOD Corporate Services


Corporate Services : Freedom Park

Upward Reporting:


Down Reporting:

Managers: Infrastructure Support, HR, and  Brand and Marketing.

Position status:

Five -(5) Performance Based Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date :

01 August 2022 at 16.30


Departmental Mission


Effective and efficient management of Human resources, Infrastructure, Facilities, Brand and integrated marketing and communication and stakeholder management.


Job Purpose

The purpose of the Corporate Services department is to cascade the strategic objectives of Freedom Park to the operational levels of the department, to ensure systematic implementation of the organisational strategy across all levels of the organisation. This will be to: 1. Position Freedom Park as a symbol of national identity, marketing and promoting Freedom Park to all key markets and audiences, increase visitor numbers coming to Freedom Park, offer memorable visitor experiences to all guests and visitors, generate revenue through venue hire, admission fees and all other product offerings; 2.  Protect the brand image of Freedom Park and service all major stakeholders; 3. Provide business solutions in terms of Human Resources management, Talent management; and 5. Infrastructure and facilities management.

Job Objective

To ensure:

-efficient and effective brand positioning and marketing policies, strategies, and plans;

-efficient and effective Infrastructure and facilities’ policies, strategies, and plans;

-efficient and effective Human Resources policies, strategies, and plans;

-effective security function, safety and protection of Freedom Park’s assets,

employees and visitors;

-effective contract management;

-effective budget planning and expenditure management;

full functionality of Freedom Park;

-effective management of infrastructure grants;

-effective management of employee costs;

-effective internal and external stakeholder management and relations.



Oversee the management of Human Capital Management services:

  • Develop Human Resources strategies, policies and plans in the areas of Recruitment, Retention and Termination, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Remuneration
  • Drive the provision of integrated Human Resource Development initiatives aimed at enhancing individual and organisational performance
  • Oversee and facilitate the provision of labour relations services
  • Provide Leadership, HR administrative support to employees and the organisation
  • Provide HR advisory support to the department and organisation
  • Formulate HR operations budget and employee costs expenditure
  • Ensure effective management of employee contracts
  • Manage third-party HR contracts dealing with benefits and wellness
  • Manage employee relations
  • Ensure effective performance management for the Corporate Services department
  • Ensure alignment of Corporate Services with Freedom Park’s mandate
  • Ensure change management principles with Corporate Services staff
  • Ensure Corporate Services staff development and career succession.



Oversee property and assets services, fleet, and physical security services:

  • Develop business plan for infrastructure grants through User Asset Management Plans (UAMP)
  • Develop preventive maintenance plans
  • Monitor the provision of security management services
  • Formulate facilities and security management budget and expenditure
  • Ensure effective management of procurement, implementation and close-out of contracts and SLAs related to capital projects, security and facilities management
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and controls
  • Monitor implementation of risk mitigation tasks
  • Deliver a desired risk residual result
  • Manage contracts
  • Manage local, continental, and international stakeholders



Develop sound strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to serve the interests of the organisation

  • Develop Integrated brand and marketing strategies, policies and plans in the areas of, Positioning, Brand and Marketing, Communications, Media, and Stakeholder Relations
  • Provide leadership and oversight on reputation and stakeholder relations and management
  • Provide leadership and oversight on compliance with regulatory frameworks across all functions
  • Formulate capital budget and expenditure
  • Formulate Brand and Marketing budget and expenditure
  • Ensure effective management of MOUs between Freedom Park and stakeholders
  • Assess risks related to the corporate services function



  • Manage Freedom Park visitors
  • Ensure the effective utilisation of all other resources (including Assets, Infrastructure, etc.)


Masters Degree in an appropriate field, such as HR, Social Sciences or Business

  Management, Communications/Marketing, Industrial Psychology, Public Administration.


 At least 8 to 10 years relevant experience at a Senior Management level in a Corporate
 Services environment.

Proven track record as a Head of Department/business unit. Experience in Financial Services, especially Employee Benefits, Pension Fund and Retirement Benefits and Administration will be an added advantage.

 Heritage Sector

  Infrastructure management

  Project Management

  Facilities management

  Contract Management

   Financial and Budget Management

   Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)

  Occupational Health and Safety Act

  Labour Relations Act

  Public Service Administration Act

  Management of collective Agreements

  Performance Management systems

  People management

  Marketing management

  Communication management

  Stakeholder relations and management

  Media relations and management


Salary is Negotiable


All applications must contain a Covering Letter, Curriculum Vitae with at least 3 contactable references, Certified copies of educational certificates and/or other qualifications and Identity Document.  Successful applicants will be subjected to a security clearance. Disabled people are encouraged to apply.


Enquiries can be directed to:
HR Manager Human Resources (t) 012 336 4050 /e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you do not hear from us within 30 days of closing, please consider your application as unsuccessful, Correspondence will be only with shortlisted candidates.



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