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Company Secretary

Company Secretary
Office of the Chief Executive
Based at Head Office
Total Guaranteed Package: R 1,313,932 - R 1,767,709

Minimum requirements:
• Law Degree (NQF 7) or equivalent
• Registration with a relevant and recognised professional body
• Registration as a Chartered Secretary will be an added advantage
• Admission as an Advocate/Attorney will be an added advantage

Minimum Experience:
• 5 years’ experience as a Company Secretary

Key Outputs:
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the appointee will:
• Lead the effective and efficient provision of Board and governance support services to the Board and Board Committees
• Ensure that minutes of all Shareholders, Board meetings and meeting of any Board committees are correctly and accurately recorded.
• Plan and design the Board and its committee meetings agenda and prepare meetings packs in consultation with the CE and Chair of the Board.
• Administer Board and Board Committees Secretariat functions.
• Provide advice and guidance to the Board on ethics, good governance, and legislative matters such as PFMA, Companies Act, King IV Report Constitutional and administrative issues.
• Ensure that the Board Charter and the terms of reference or any charter of the Board Committees are timeously reviewed and kept up to date.
• Provide an update on legislative and corporate governance developments to the Board.
• Advise and lead MANCO and Board on implementation of corrective actions / interventions to achieve full compliance upon completed gap analysis.
• Undertake research on future developments in the legislative and governance standards environment and appraise MANCO and Board on the adjustments required to maintain compliance.
• Advise on the governance and legal impacts of resolutions discussed and/or taken atMANCO and Board sessions.
• Serve as legal advisor to Amatola Water Board.
• Render legal advisory services to ensure that the Board aligns its policies, procedures,planning initiatives and activities within the relevant legal requirements.
• Conduct research and compile legal opinions and/or advice as and when required.
• Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
• Manage the performance of the Company Secretary Office
• Contribute substantively to AW strategic, integrated development and performance planningand reporting processes.
• Manage staff performance, learning and development activities within the Office.
• Formulate, manage, and control all related annual operating and CAPEX budgets
• Compile annual budgets for the unit and monitor utilization against baseline
• Carry out reasonable and lawful instructions as given by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board Chairperson and Board Sub-Committee Chairpersons within the ambit of the position
taking into consideration competencies and operational requirements

Other Requirements:
• Knowledge of Corporate Governance including King IV Corporate Governance Framework.
• Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (Act 1 of 1999), Water Services Act (Act 108 of 1997), and related legislation in the sector
• A good understanding of Legislative and Commercial Systems.
• A good understanding of contract, commercial, corporate, and public law.
• A good knowledge of water law and related legislation.
• High level of integrity, ethical standards and discretion with confidential information
• High proficiency in written and verbal communication.
• Above average investigate, research, policy formulation and report writing skills
• Computer literacy: MS Office
• Resilience, adaptability and ability to work under pressure
• Administrative and presentation skills
• Emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal and liaison skills
• Strong business acumen, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent planning and organisational skills and structure

If you have not heard from us within 60 days after the closing date, you may regard your application as unsuccessful. These appointments will be finalized in accordance with Amatola Water’s Employment Equity Plan and Recruitment Policy. Preference will be given to suitably qualified persons from designated groups. Amatola Water reserves the right not to make appointments. Lobbying of members of the Board and/ or the Executive/ Management and Supervisors to treat any application, at any level, more favorably than any other for the same vacancy, will disqualify a candidate from selection. Applicants to submit a detailed CV, certified copies of academic certificates, certified copies of Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) & certified ID copy of not older than 6 months and two most recent and relevant references to the Human Resources Manager, Amatola Water, Private Bag X3, Vincent, 5217 or telephone (043)707 3700 or e-mail recruitment@amatolawater.co.za. Closing date: 15 February 2024