Head of Human Capital

  • Permanent Executive position

  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape

  • R900,000 - R1,500,000 pm cost to company

  • Job 2167944

  • Posted 21 Nov 2017 by Rory Mackie & Associates

About the Position

You will be a member of the Senior Executive team, reporting directly to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a People Strategy and operating plan for the company, with measurable objectives in line with company strategy.
  • Thought leader on the overall talent management strategy including organisational design, EVP, recruitment, employment equity, induction, performance management, talent and leadership development, succession planning, rewards and benefits.
  • Identify and implement organisational development and change management initiatives e.g. employee experience and a retention strategy, which supports and re-affirms the company's culture and ensure values are clearly articulated and demonstrated by all.
  • Develop and execute initiatives to further improve the company's staff diversity.
  • Partner with the CEO and Executive team through providing comprehensive specialist advice across all HR disciplines that drive high impact practices.
  • Lead, coach and develop the People team to ensure effective business partnering and delivery in line with the operating plan and business needs.
  • Chair the CSI Committee, Health and Safety Committee and be a representative on the EE Forum.
  • Member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Board Sub-Committee.
  • Refine and manage HR "lite" policies and procedures that are simple, and create as little admin friction as possible.
  • Build an HR IS system that can manage this effectively, and provide useful people analytics.

Qualification Requirements


  • Honours degree in Organisational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Business or a related field.


  • Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology, Human Resource Management or an MBA.
  • Affiliation to a professional body e.g. HPCSA

Experience Requirements


  • 5 years' plus experience in an Executive level position with a proven track record of having influenced and driven key initiatives in line with business needs.
  • History of supervising and managing professional staff effectively.
  • Experience working in a flexible, empowering work environment that promotes excellence.


  • Demonstrated experience of having operated in both an HR and OD capacity, having contributed significantly through innovative, non-traditional HR-OD practices and initiatives.
  • External consulting experience in the people domain.

Skills, Abilities and Competence

  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and ability to provide useful and strategic advice to the Senior Executive team.
  • Innovative problem-solving.
  • Intellectual curiosity and commitment to continuous learning, especially in the People domain.
  • Exceptional intra/interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to deliver a professional HR-OD service.
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with all people.
  • Strong organizational, influencing and leadership skills.

Desired Skills

  • Talent Management
  • OD
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • HR Practices
  • Communication
  • HR Strategy

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Honours

About The Employer

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