Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

Job Description:
To provide a safe and reliable driving service to and from the Island. To alternate on entry into the island, including exit, game drives, and normal day-to-day transportation as and when required at the UJ Island. The incumbent will be required to help with external guests, general maintenance, island logistics, and support work. This is a live in position.
Responsibilities at the UJ Island:
  • Transport visitors. Welcomes guests and carries their luggage to and from their rooms.
  • Attending to problems arising in the night; if necessary, transferring guests into a different room
  • If there is a fire or emergency, make sure that guests are evacuated safely.
  • Collect grass, rubble, and tree trimmings, which must be disposed of at the disposal area on the UJ island.
  • Use safety equipment and protective clothing as prescribed.
  • Conduct regular inspections on vehicles as prescribed and immediately report defects.
  • Assist with transporting machines or any other equipment to and from the Island.
  • Assist with any other general duties and work required on the island.
  • Maintain basic health, safety, and environmental measures in the workplace.
Health and Safety Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance with OHS rules as prescribed by the university.
  • Report damages and unsafe equipment or clothing and gear worn.
  • Ensure vehicles are maintained within vehicle standards.
UJ Policy:
  • Work within the confines of UJ policies and guidelines.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 (NQF 4)
  • Three (3) years’ experience in the field of work
  • A valid Code 10 driver’s license with a PDP for people and goods.
  • A valid boat driver's license. (Skipper license)
  • One year experience in the hospitality environment.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Ability to continually perform physical work.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Work with initiative and creativity.
  • Work cooperatively in a teamwork environment.
  • Be reliable, responsible, and punctual.
  • Good planning and organising
  • Ability to work independently and under supervision.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety within the field of work
  • Cleanliness
  • Ability to swim
  • Good vision
  •  Physical agility
  • Must be able to swim
Working Conditions:
  • The work requires some physical effort: physical work is walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces, bending, crouching, slouching, stretching, getting things, and lifting of moderately heavy items.
  • Traveling daily driving the boat to and from the UJ island.
Commencement of duties: 1 September 2024
Enquiries regarding the job content: Ms Shahistha Osman at Tel: (011) 559-3666
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Ms Shahistha Osman (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-3666


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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