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Dean: Student Affairs

Job Summary
Dean: Student Affairs REGISTRAR Student Services 164

Main purpose of the job
To direct and oversee the operation of the Wellness, Governance, Operational Sport and Residence units of the University.  Ensuring that the services rendered by these units meet the needs of the students and are in line with the University's strategic vision, policies and procedures.

Main tasks

  1. Develop policies and strategic plans for the section
  2. Oversee the services and functioning of the following units:
    • Wellness Centre
    • Operational Sport
    • Residences
    • Governance & Student Life
  3. Manage the performance and development of staff
  4. Develop, implement and monitor a budget for the section
  5. Implement output monitoring systems within the section
  6. Provide reports
  7. Represent the section internally at different forums and the university at external forums

Nature of appointment
Five-year Senior Manager performance-based contract 

Minimum salary scale
(Total Cost to Company)
R1 489 220 per annum
(2021 salary scales to be confirmed)

Note: CUT applies an internal parity model to determine remuneration that complies with the principle of "equal pay for work of equal value". Accordingly, the preferred candidate may expect an offer that is in line with their qualifications and years of similar experience. Please contact the Recruitment office for more information on the applicable salary scale.

Female candidates, in particular, who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply.

  • Master's degree in social sciences or Education
  • 8 years relevant experience, with 5 years in a leadership role, preferably in a higher education environment
  • Understanding of South African Higher Education Policy framework and legislation e.g. Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
  • Project Management Skills
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Proficiency in Excel & word (Intermediate level)
  • Doctorate in Social Sciences or Education
  • 10 years relevant experience, with 5 years in a leadership role, preferably in a higher education environment

Job-Related Enquiries
Mr MB Manyarela ' 051 507 3704 *

Remuneration, Benefits and Process Enquiries
Ms N Setlaba ' 051 507 3913*

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A complete application consists of ALL of the below:

  • A completed CUT application form (completed on Skillsmap);
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae;
  • A certified copy of a South African identity document or a passport;
  • A complete set of certified copies of qualifications (only certified copies of documents are required. Please do NOT submit any original documents); and
  • A certified copy of the SAQA accreditation of any qualifications obtained at education institutions outside South Africa.

Also note:

  • The certification of copies included in the application should be within three (3) months of the submission of the application.
  • Failure to submit a complete application may result in the disqualification of the application from the selection process.

Terms and Conditions

  • Candidates will be recruited and appointed in accordance with the Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Programmes of the Central University of Technology, Free State.
  • The Central University of Technology, Free State reserves the right to conduct/employ a third party to conduct a background investigation in respect of all short-listed candidates.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you haven't received feedback in eight weeks, consider your application not shortlisted.
  • The Central University of Technology, Free State reserves the right not to make an appointment in the advertised post and/or to appoint other suitable persons recruited by means other than this advertisement.
  • Appointment, either on a permanent or contract basis, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Remuneration, Benefits and Process Enquiries
Recruitment Office ' 051 507 3012 *

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