PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER REF NO: NGWE 53/2020

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PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER REF NO: NGWE 53/2020

SALARY: R376 596 – R443 601 per annum (All inclusive salary packages) (this inclusive package consist of (Housing Allowance and Medical Aid)

CENTRE: Ngwelezana Tertiary Hospital

REQUIREMENTS: Senior Certificate (Grade 12), Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Public Relations/ Communication/ Journalism. A minimum of 1 to 2 years of working experience in Public Relations/ Communications/Journalism. Proof of working experience endorsed by the Human Resource Department. Recommendation: Unendorsed driver’s license. Good organizational, planning, problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills. Knowledge of Public service Policies, Acts, and Regulations. Customer care practices and Batho Pele Principles. Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute duties in order of importance. Ability to maintain a higher level of confidentiality. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English and Zulu. Computer skills: Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Publisher. Personal practices.

DUTIES: Position the institute as an integral part of the health workers and health departments. Develop an annual communication plan for the different departments. Develop a crisis communication plan for the hospital. Communicate new development and policies to all staff. Identify public opportunities for the hospital. Provide surveys of public interest e.g. patient satisfaction surveys. Co-ordinate special events within the hospital board and all other stakeholders. Advice management of strategic communication matters within the institution. Develop and implement complaints mechanisms for the hospital. Provide a good image for the hospital. Attend all the necessary stakeholder’s meetings within the community. Assist with quality improvement programmes and steer good governance meetings. Provide and effective public relations services to patients and visitors attending the hospital and its clinics.

ENQUIRIES: Mrs C.N.N Mkhwanazi Tel No: (035) 901 7257/7105

APPLICATIONS: Please forward application quoting the reference number to The Human Resource Department, Ngwelezana Hospital, Private Bag X20021, Empangeni, 3880 or hand-delivered to Ngwelezana Hospital, Human Resource Department, 1st Floor, Admin Block

FOR ATTENTION: Mr M.P Zungu

NOTE: Application must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Form Z.83), which is obtainable at any Government Department or from the website – www.kznhealth.gov.za must accurately complete and signed. Reference Number must be indicated in the column provided on the form Z.83, Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of an identity document, Educational qualifications, and professional registration certificates – not copies of certified copies. Persons with disabilities should feel free to apply for the post. Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification must attach an evaluation/verification certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or other regulating bodies to their applications. Non- RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident/ Work Permit holders must submit a documentary proof together with their applications. This Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, whose aim is to promote representatively in all levels of all occupational categories in the Department. The appointment is subject to positive outcomes obtained from the NIA to the following checks: security clearance, credit records, qualification, citizenship, and previous experience verifications. Failure to comply with the aforementioned instructions will result in your application being disqualified. Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment is received within 3 months after the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful.

NB: Please note that due to a large number of applications received, applications will not be acknowledged, however, successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application. Due to financial constraints S&T Claims and Resettlement/ Relocation will not be considered. Accommodation will only be allocated when it is available otherwise successful candidates must arrange their private accommodation prior to the assumption of duty. No interim accommodation in a form of Bed and Breakfast or Hotel Accommodation.

CLOSING DATE: 16 October 2020 (Late applications will not be accepted)