Minimum requirements for appointment at an entry level – Level B Commissioner

  • At least four (4) years’ experience in Industrial Relations, Labour Law or conducting conciliations, arbitration and facilitations
  • Supported by a relevant tertiary qualification or NQF 5 equivalent (preferably in Labour Law)
  • Good knowledge of Labour Law
  • Good knowledge of Conciliation, Arbitration and Mediation processes and principles
  • Good knowledge of the Labour Market and the different factors within
  • Good knowledge of Conciliation, Arbitration and Mediation processes and principles
  • Good knowledge of the Labour Market and the different factors within
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Computer literacy
  • Analysis, problem solving, judgment
  • Decision making , Resilience, Listening, Communication
  • Negotiating and influencing
  • Diversity awareness , Conflict management
  • Diplomacy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sound Ethics

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Appointment Process

The CCMA Governing Body appoints commissioners in terms of section 117 of the Labour Relations Act.

Recruitment

The CCMA formally embarks on a recruitment process for full - time and part - time Level A and Level B Commissioners on an annual basis. Vacancies are advertised in the media and on the organisation’s website.

Application

Candidates are required to complete an application form and to submit their CV’s including all relevant documentation in support of the application

Shortlisting and Assessment

Candidates who meet the basic minimum requirements are then requested to participate in a knowledge-based assessment that is conducted at the various CCMA regional offices.

Interviews

On successful completion of the assessment, candidates are invited to an initial interview with an interviewing panel of CCMA managers.

Successful candidates are recommended for a final Governing Body interview.

Successful candidates are recommended to and submitted to the Governing Body for appointment.

Appointment and Training

Appointed candidates are issued with a conditional offer of employment and required to attend a six (6) month training programme which has to be successfully completed.

On completion of the training programme, the individuals are formally appointed as full - time or part - time commissioners.