Zululand Anthracite Colliery is hiring an HR Officer

Job Summary

Zululand Anthracite Colliery is hiring an HR Officer.

Closing date: 12 February 2024

Location:  Emakhalathini, South Africa.

Zululand Anthracite Colliery would like to recruit an HR Officer to be based at the mine’s main offices.

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum educational level – Human Resources Degree / Diploma
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness
  • English proficiency
  • High Level Micro Soft Office Package Proficiency
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within general human resources field
  • Driver’s license

Duties and Responsibilities

Foster teamwork:

  • Reasonable knowledge of relevant labour legislation;
  • Fosters co-operation among individuals and work groups;
  • Creates an environment of trust;
  • Treats people fairly and equitably;
  • Recognizes team accomplishments both publicly and within the team environment;
  • Ensures all members are aware of their role in achieving the team objectives;
  • Ensures team members maintain a high-quality output;
  • Draws out the opinion of those who are less willing to speak out.

Develop & coach people:

  • Discus with management and employees how employees’ performance compares with expectations and address deviations;
  • Guide and assist management during the disciplinary hearings and proceedings;
  • Jointly create development plans with management and employees, which take into account the employee’s personal aspirations and commitment to change;
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  • Provide employees with opportunities for trying out new ideas and techniques in achieving their development goals;
  • Prepare and execute fair and objective performance discussions, which are backed up with evidence; and provides employees clear and honest feedback;
  • Seeks to inspire and challenge their team to continually improve their outcomes and motivates them to greater achievements.

Perform technical & functional skills:

  • Analyses technical problems and proposes solutions that engages people, reduces costs, improves efficiency/productivity, and/or enhances safety, health and environment efforts;
  • Effective and timeous recruitment of staff members in accordance with the existing recruitment procedures;
  • Efficiently uses information, resources and communication technologies in performing duties;

  • Shows high personal motivation to attain the expected results – energetic, enthusiastic, timely, committed, and persevering);
  • Willingly accepts special assignments and considers them as learning / development opportunities;
  • Organized, able to multi-task and arrange information in a useful manner.
  • Carry out job related technical skills

HR Management:

  • Coordinate and communicate the human resources plan with the training team;
  • Manage human resources interventions;
  • Optimize human resources performance;
  • Investigate and rectify sub-standard human resources performance including disciplinary enquiries and grievances.
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  • Coordinating the orientation of new employees
  • Assist Line Management with human resources interventions;
  • Ensure the optimal and efficient use of human and financial resources;
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed in addressing medical incapacity in the area of responsibility;
  • Order human resources related spares, components and stationery.

HR Maintenance:

  • Review, revise and implement human resources plans;
  • Over-inspect human resources intervention processes;
  • Review, revise and implement human resources databases;

HR Reporting:

  • Analyze and interpret HR reports and take corrective actions as required
  • Complete HR reports

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of legislation
  • Supervisory skills
  • Problem solving skills

How to Apply



Please attach all your qualifications as per the advert and the application letter. Due to a large number of applications expected; only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

If you have not heard from us within 14 days from the closing date, you should regard your application as unsuccessful. Preference will be given to African females and Indian males, in line with the Company’s Employment Equity requirements.

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