Permanent Secretary Position is open for Applications

Permanent Secretary Position at the department of health is currently open for Applications.

Closing date: 28 March 2024

Permanent Secretary Position is open for Applications

  • Reference Number : refs/020254
  • Directorate : Administration Service
  • Package : R 202 233.00 – R 235 611.00 per annum (plus benefits)
  • Enquiries : Mr. S. Ngubeni Tell: 011 696 8341/8300


A Grade 12 or equivalent certificate, Diploma in Office Administration/ Management Assistant/ Diploma in secretarial studies with a minimum of one (1) year experience as a secretary. Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Excellent communication and good interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and under pressure. Business writing skills. Proficiency in all secretarial/office administration duties. Have to be a self-driven individual with a flexible approach to work duties. Good time management and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities. Must be able to work well with a variety of stakeholders. Capable of handling confidential records / information.


Making and receiving telephone calls, typing letters, and memos. Manage inquiries. Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted, liaising with the Campus Head to plan meetings. Managing the diary of the Campus Head. Provide administrative support to the Campus Head when needed. Ensure the office of the Campus Head is equipped with necessary needs and stationery. Develop and implement an efficient filing system. Writing and typing of reports.


Applications should be submitted online at Gauteng College of Nursing (Bonalesedi Campus). No e-mailed or hand delivered applications will be accepted. A fully completed new Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet must be attached, together with a recently updated detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Download Application Form (Z83)

The CV should be recently updated and specify the following: All experiences/employment history should be in a chronological order indicating the position, institution, and respective dates, indicating the starting and ending period (DD/MM/YYYY) on the CV. The information on the new Z83 must be the same with that of the CV. Candidates are required to give name of supervisor as reference and not colleagues. Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from Human Resource to submit certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents not older than six months, on or before the day of the interview. The specific reference post number should be correctly quoted on the Z83 form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to comply with the requirements and to submit any of the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. The Department of Health is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and employment equity, especially of race, gender, and disability, therefore people with disability are encouraged to apply.

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