SACAP vacancy : Human Resource Officer (HR)


The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is a regulatory body for the Architectural Profession.  SACAP's primary role is to protect the public by maintaining a register of Architectural Professionals, within the profession through a Code of Professional Conduct, the Identification of Work (IDoW) that may be performed by registered persons and publishing guidelines for Professional fees.

SACAP is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic person to join as a Human Resources Officer:

Position:  Human Resources Officer  

To contribute to the achievement of the organisation's strategic objectives and minimise risks by providing Human Resources expertise and support with particular emphasis on developing, recommending and communicating sound HR practises and processes.

To ensure that employment systems within SACAP are compliant with legislative and statutory requirements.

Role Description: 
The candidate will be responsible for the following:

General HR advice and professional support

  • Provide general HR advice and support on day-to-day HR issues that may come up.
  • Provide accurate monthly HR reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

Employee Development

  • Career Development.
  • Develop and conduct Induction Programme
  • Co-ordinate the learning and development of the SACAP workforce.
  • Manage funding for learning and developmental initiatives.
  • Ensure SACAP complies with relevant legislative and statutory requirements dealing with the employee’s life cycle and Personal Development Plans.


Performance Management

  • Coordinate the SACAP performance management process and ensure alignment with the industry best practice. 
  • Facilitate the rollout of the SACAP performance management system and one-on-one training when required.  
  • Provide advice on career development and performance counselling of staff.
  • Ensure SACAP complies with relevant legislative and statutory requirements dealing with the employee’s life cycle. 

Staff Acquisition

  • Workforce Planning.
  • Recruitment.
  • Workforce Design and workplace skills plan submission.

Organisational Effectiveness

  • Co-ordinate Change Management initiative.
  • Develop HR strategy and monitor implementation thereof.
  • Manage Organisational Design.
  • Manage organisational competencies.
  • Co-ordinate Culture and Values initiatives.
  • Run Transformation and Employment Equity programmes. 

Employee Relations

  • Ensure SACAP complies with relevant legislative requirements dealing with the employee’s life cycle.
  • Provide Labour Relations advice and facilitate on disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Co-ordinate Employee Assistance Programmes.

    Employee Benefits
  • Coordinate with the Executive in managing staff compensation and employee benefits.
  • Liaise with salary survey houses to benchmark market salaries of the SACAP staff.
  • Maintain a database of employee benefits and ensure continuous updating of the data. 

Human Resource Administration

  • Maintain HR Policy Manual and Staff Circulars.
  • Maintain HR Manual including policies and Procedures.
  • Recommend suitable effective and efficient HR systems.
  • Conduct HR Information Briefing Sessions.
  • Manage Payroll (input and checking).
  • Handle HR Administration 


  • An appropriate National Diploma or degree.
  • A Psychology or Labour Relations post-graduate qualification will be an advantage. Prior learning will be recognized.
  • 3 to 5 years related HR Generalist experience.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Project Management efficiency.
  • Implementation of the performance management system.
  • Budgeting. 

 In this position you will be reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.

 Closing date: 25 January 2016. 

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application was unsuccessful.  SACAP reserves the right to make appointments or not.

Please submit your CV and copies of your qualification to:                                                                                                                                 

E-mail address:

Address: 1st floor, Lakeside Place, Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer and Queen Street, Bruma, 2026.