GCB National Advocacy Training Administrator

The General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCB) requires the services of an efficient and proactive advocacy training administrator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Co-ordinate and arrange the logistics for the GCB’s national advocacy training programme, including but not limited to:

  • Residential advocacy training courses presented generally in January and September of each year, including creating and maintaining details of all applicants and communicating with successful and unsuccessful candidates, organising and distributing materials, liaising with faculty and participants as required and assisting the appointed director/s of each such course;
  • Residential pupillage advocacy training courses in various centres during the July court recess or at any other time required and liaising as required and assisting the appointed director/s of each such course;
  • Administer and maintain participation and assessment data;
  • Maintain the national advocacy training database, including all materials used on various courses, details of accredited trainers and their experience as well as participants on courses.

Communicate with and assist the National Advocacy Training Convenor and, where relevant, their Deputy.
Communicate where necessary with local bars’ advocacy training convenors as directed by the national training convenor and their deputy, and liaising with and assisting directors of all GCB advocacy training courses.
Co-ordinate with trainers and participants in respect of training courses timeously, in respect of materials, travel and logistics and ensure the efficient organisation and running of courses.
Being present at, and attending to necessary administration during residential advocacy training courses as well as being present at the relevant venues both prior to and after the courses.
Assistance in all aspects of the general administration of the GCB’s national advocacy training programme, as and when necessary, upon the request of the National Convenor and their Deputy.
The candidate must have a driver’s license and their own vehicle.

Educational Requirements
Matric with good language results.
Tertiary Qualification in public relations and/or events co-ordination advantageous. Exposure to training, travel and law advantageous.

Experience and Skills Required
Minimum 5 years’ working experience.
Fully proficient in Microsoft – MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook. Strong organizational and office administration skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to work under pressure and without supervision. Ability to work well in a team as well as independently.
Good problem-solving and people skills. Task driven and able to meet deadlines.

Operating Hours
The post is permanent but part-time. The work required amounts to roughly 8 months’ a year but the work flow is not constant, it is sporadic.
In the 2 month lead-up to and during residential advocacy training courses, the demands are full-time and the successful candidate will need to be available as required, including after-hours and on weekends.

Package and Remuneration
R20 000 monthly.
Availability / Placement
A successful candidate should be available to commence almost immediately.

Applications for this position close on 31 August 2023. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held during September 2023.
Applicants should submit an up to date curriculum vitae and a covering letter motivating their application by email to Tracy Nothnagel and Janyce Bear at the following email address: Tracy.Nothnagel@gcbsa.co.za and Janyce.Bear@gcbsa.co.za
Please take note that the General Council of the Bar is an employer sensitive to the diversity of South Africa.
Should an applicant not receive positive feedback within 21 days from date of application, such application will be deemed unsuccessful.