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Technical Assistant, South Africa

We are an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials around the world commerating the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.  We are seeking candidates for the following position:

Technical Assistant (based in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa)

The purpose of this job is to assist in the structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials to the standards set by the Commission and to carry out inspections as requested.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

• A clean driving licence and ability to drive safely
• High level of written and spoken literacy in English and your first language
• Relevant experience working in a technical position or recognised technical/craftsman  qualification
• Good knowledge of horticultural and structural standards and practices
• Previous staff leadership/management experience

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

• Project management experience
• Administration experience

You will be required to provide documentary proof of permanent right to work in South Africa upon application for this position.

A full job description can be found here and fact sheet here.

Hours of work: 40 net per week over five days.  Annual leave: 30 working days per calendar year.

Applicants should send their full CV and a covering letter to:

Closing date for applications: Monday 21 September 2015

The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.