Rhodes University Is Hiring: Administrative Assistant – South Africa


Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of under-represented designated groups to apply.


Grade 12 plus approximately 2 years’ relevant experience where such experience includes: –

Having worked in a computerized administrative environment where sound computer literacy was required and where the use of Word, Excel, the internet and email was required.
Previous administrative and secretarial experience.
Previous experience in reconciling accounts.
Please refer to the role profile for full requirements.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations) as amended, international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

VERY IMPORTANT: All applications should be submitted online. Candidates should submit the following documentation:

Application process:
The following documents are required:
The Rhodes University application form,
A letter of motivation which clearly describes their suitability for the post they are applying for,
A comprehensive CV,
Certified copies of relevant educational qualification
It is essential that prospective candidates read the role profile and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:
Application Form
Role Profile
Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges with submitting your application, please email [email protected]

Remuneration (Grade 7):

Basic Salary Provident Fund: R 202 273
Cost to Company Approximately: R 289 204

Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service. The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023. Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

If an applicant is not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider such an application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 22 May 2023

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
For more information please contact:
Mericha Maccario

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