Group Executive: Shared Services Jobs

  • Full Time
  • Contract

Human Sciences Research Council

Key requirements:
•A relevant post-graduate degree qualification and good business acumen;
•Proven and demonstrable visionary leadership and management skills;
•Excellent interpersonal skills;
•Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive;
•Enthusiasm for the HSRC’s strong user-orientation and for internal and external collaborations;
•Demonstrated experience and skills in managing human resources, legal services, operations and IT;
•More than 10 years’ experience operating at a strategic level in a large organisation, similar to the HSRC;
•Experience in an environment that is similar to the regulatory environment in which the HSRC operates.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic team player who is well organised, goal oriented, possesses excellent time management skills and has the ability to develop strong working relationships coupled with dedication to outstanding service excellence.

Given these demanding requirements, the HSRC offers a competitive package, designed to compete with the current earnings of suitable candidates.

Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details) Please indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that include the above requirements. Applicants will be required to make a presentation to a wider audience, followed by a panel interview.

Please submit your application on-line at

Please note the following:
•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
•Should you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to [email protected] and clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

Enquiries and not applications may be directed to the Board Secretary at [email protected] The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are South African black, female or disabled.

Closing date: 6 April 2020. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been advised in writing within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

Details of the HSRC can be found on the website, at