SAPS:Provincial Head: Legal Services Western Cape

POST: Provincial Head: Legal Services, Western Cape (Major General)
LOCATION: Provincial Head Office, Cape Town
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band B (SMS) = All-inclusive flexible
remuneration package of R1 273 710 per annum (Salary Level 14)
REFERENCES: 21/07/3241
Generic Requirements:
 The post requires skills in: strategic capability, analytical ability and
leadership, programme and project management, financial
management, change management, service delivery innovation,
problem solving and analysis, people management and empowerment,
client orientation, audit and assurance, audit and risk management
experience, stake holder relations and customer focus.
 Applicants must have knowledge of systems, processes, procedures,
policies and legislation relevant to the field of the post, such as the
Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS), Public Service Act,
South African Police Service Act, as well as Public Finance Management
Act, Treasury Regulations, Police / Public Service Regulations, Risk
Management Framework in the Public Sector and other relevant
 Applicants must also be computer literate (Microsoft Word / Power Point
/ Excel).
Appointment Requirements:
 Must have at least a LLB Degree (accredited by SAQA on NQF level 7).
An applicable post graduate qualification in the above relevant fields,
relevant training and development in an Executive Development
Programme / Leadership and Management Training Programmes, and
/ or admission as an Attorney or Advocate with successful bar
examination / pupillage examination will be an added advantage;
 Must have a minimum of three years’ appropriate managerial
experience in the field of the post;
 Must be fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one
must be English;
 Must have a valid motor vehicle drivers’ licence; and
 Will be required to undergo a security vetting process to the level of
Top Secret and obtain a security clearance of Top Secret within six
months after appointment (if not already in possession of such a valid
security clearance).
Core Functions:
*Ensure legal support to operational capacities within the province.
*Ensure the management of litigation against the SAPS within the
province. *Provide legal advice on governance, policy and legislation
management within the province.
*Ensure legal support to Resource support capacities within the province.
*Ensure information and strategic planning as well as support services
functions. *Manage and utilise all resources allocated to the immediate
post environment in accordance with relevant directives and legislation.
Application forms will be available on the SAPS Website: OR below the post . The application form that must be used is
circulated together with the advertisement and it may be requested via
only one of the following e-mail addresses:
[email protected] OR [email protected]
 Application forms may be e-mailed to only one of the following e-mail
addresses before or on the closing date specified in the advertisement.
[email protected] OR [email protected]
 The onus is on the candidate to obtain a reference number as proof of
registration of the application, which can be done two (2) days after the
application has been e-mailed. It is furthermore the responsibility of the
applicant to ensure that the application has been e-mailed to the
Subsection: SMS Appointment Administration, Head Office to one of the
above mentioned e-mail addresses on or before the closing date and
time of the advertisement. Late applications will not be accepted or
 Enquiries can be directed to ANY of the personnel at SMS Appointment
Administration: Head Office including Lieutenant Colonel Horst,
Lieutenant Colonel van Rensburg or Warrant Officer Mashile, at
telephone number:
012 393 4463 / 1014 / 1078 / 4320 / 2484 / 2773 / 2436.
• The closing date for applications is: 26 July 2021 at 16:00.
• Only the official application form as mentioned in paragraph 5 supra will
be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered
to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application. Each
page of the application form must be signed by the applicant.
• The post particulars and number of the post must be correctly specified
on the application form.
• A separate original application form and CV must be submitted for each
post you apply for. Copies will not be accepted.
• The CV must contain full particulars of:
*all boards on which an applicant serves;
*current employment and other business interests;
*career promotions, appointments, career developments, career history,
*current studies and qualifications.
• An applicant must also attach to every application copies of only the
following documents (which need not to be certified):
*ID document;
*valid motor vehicle drivers’ licence; and
*Degree / Diploma certificates of all educational qualifications obtained
(academic records and / or statements of results only do not suffice).
• Applicants must declare all interests or involvement in a public– or
private board or council or any other private entity of which such
interest may create a conflict of interest.
• Successful candidates for appointment, will be vetted in terms of
Chapter 7, Part 2 of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005) or the
National Sex Offenders Register [section 42 of the Criminal Law (Sexual
Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of
2007)]. A candidate whose particulars appear in either the National
Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will
be disqualified from appointment to that post. If it appears after an
applicant’s appointment that his or her name appears in either of the
indicated registers, his or her appointment may be re-considered.
• Candidates are expected to disclose if he / she is a respondent in an
interim or final protection order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act,
1998 (Act No 116 of 1998) or Protection from Harassment Act, 2011
(Act No 17 of 2011), and may be disqualified from appointment to that
• The final selected candidate must disclose any financial interest, in the
prescribed format, as provided for in the SAPS Employment Regulations,
2018 for newly appointed SMS candidates or proof of the electronic
submission for the previous disclosure period.
• Unless otherwise indicated, the successful candidate will be required to
undergo a security vetting process to the level of Top Secret and obtain
a security clearance of Top Secret within six months after appointment
(if not already in possession of such a valid security clearance).
• Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of
• Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only.
• Shortlisted candidates will have to submit one (1) set of fingerprints as
well as certified copies of all documents attached to their initial
application forms to the secretary of the selection committee.
• All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an assessment centre
process, in compliance with DPSA directives, which will be used to test
the relevant technical elements of the job and the generic managerial
competencies, the logistics of which will be communicated by the
• The successful candidate will have to conclude a contract of
employment, enter into a performance agreement and disclose all
financial interests in terms of the South African Police Service
Employment Regulations, 2018, and the Public Service Regulations,
 The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after
the advertisement thereof.
 Although the post is advertised, the National Commissioner may
withdraw the post from the advertisement, re-advertise the post or fill
the post by transferring a person at the same level where this is deemed
to be in the interest of service delivery.
 In accordance with National Instruction 9 of 2016, as well as Regulation
24 of the SAPS General Regulations, expenses with regard to travel and
accommodation of candidates may be paid by the South African Police
 The appointment of the successful applicant will come into effect on the
first day of the month following the date on which the National
Commissioner approved the appointment or date of assumption of duty.


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