Freedom Park Trust – Human Resources Manager

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Position:Human Resources Manager
Department:Human Resources
Manager/Supervisor:Chief Executive Officer
Position Status:Permanent
Grade 6
Closing Date:21 April  2020

Freedom Park is a national monument and heritage destination dedicated to honouring all those who gave their lives in the struggles for freedom. It is established as a cultural institution reporting to the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture and is situated at Salvokop, on the southern tip of Pretoria. Freedom Park is looking for ethical individuals who have a passion to contribute to national reconciliation and social cohesion. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Human Resources Manager.


To plan, direct, and co-ordinate the human resource management activities of the Freedom Park so as to maximise the strategic use of its HR functions; to ensure regulatory compliance for the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives


Formulate a HR strategy as well as set up a budget that will inform and support the    activities of the HR department in line with the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Manage the development and effective implementation of the various HR policies and procedures to ensure alignment with legislation and the organisation’s strategic objectives.
Manage the administration and maintenance of human resources to ensure that accurate personnel records are kept.

Manage the development and utilisation of human resources to ensure employees are equipped with the necessary skills for successful performance, optimal utilisation and organisational efficiency.

Manage the co-ordination of the Employee Wellness Programme to ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

Manage the co-ordination of job evaluation activities aimed at determining appropriate grading of positions to ensure internal equity.

Manage the administration of compensation, benefits and performance management systems to ensure that employees are appropriately rewarded.

Manage the employee relations function within the organisation to ensure sound relations with stakeholders.

Manage the recruitment and selection function to ensure attraction, placement and retention of suitably qualified candidates for the organisation’s performance.

Provide leadership and advisory support to the HR department as well as the organisation on various HR related matters for effective performance, informed decision making and legislative compliance.


  • Minimum Requirements.
  • An Honours degree in human resources or cognate discipline or equivalent qualifications or experience. Master Degree will be a competitive advantage.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in managerial position.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years in Human Resources Management and management of service level agreement and Policy development
  • Skills and experience required:

– Advanced knowledge of labour legislation, including rules and proceedings in a  

  CCMA and Labour Court

      – Knowledge of the heritage sector

      – Management of collective agreements

      – Payroll administration

     –  Organisation development and change management

      – Performance Management

     –  Policy development

     – Financial Management
 Competent in the following:

    -Computer literacy (MS Office).

   – Negotiation skills.

  – Communication skills (verbal and written).

  – Interpersonal skills.

  – Problem solving and analytical skills.

  – Attention to detail.

   -Strategic thinking.

–   Payroll administration.
–   Budgetary skills

Applications to be directed to hr@

Closing Date:  21 April 2020.

The internal application form must be completed for internal candidates.

All applications must contain a covering letter, curriculum with at least two contactable references, certified copies of educational certificates and or other qualification and identity document. Successful applicants will be subjected to a security clearance.

NB: If you do not receive any correspondence within 12 days of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful.  

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