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SANBI invites youth with maintenance experience to apply for this post in Thohoyandou

HORTICULTURAL CONSERVATION WORKER 2 (TWO POSITIONS)

Reference Number: GTHO/002/2022 Closes: Thursday, 16 February 2023 Job type: Three (3) Year Contract Location: Thohoyandou Salary: R107 196.00 per annum


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a self-motivated individuals to responsible for Maintenance of garden flower beds and cultivation of plants material for display and conservation.

This position requires a Grade 10 equivalent at NQF Level 2 with 2 years’ experience in Horticultural and garden maintenance OR Grade 12 or equivalent at NQF Level 4 with 1 years’ experience in Horticultural and garden maintenance. Relevant Higher Education Qualification at NQF 5 will be an added advantage.

The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: Interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in English (read and write); Horticulture Training Knowledge in any garden related maintenance work, Use of pesticides and insecticides.


Key Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Support in garden planning, development and maintenance;

  • Propagate plants and nursery maintenance;

  • Assist in managing equipment and tools;

  • Support internal and external clients; and

  • Adhere to health and safety requirements.

Application procedure: 1) An application form must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for this position, and certified qualifications confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of meeting minimum qualifications and relevant experience will not be considered). 2) A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process. 3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees. 4) Failure to submit the requested information and reference number shall result in your application not being considered.


Personal Information will be processed by SANBI for purposes of assessing your suitability for the advertised position. SANBI may also share your personal information including special personal information with service providers or third parties, both within the Republic of South Africa and in other jurisdictions, to carry out verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, background and reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. In this regard, by virtue of your application, you acknowledge that SANBI’s authorized verification agent(s) and service providers will access your personal information including special personal information to conduct background screening, verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. For more information, kindly refer to SANBI’s website.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups. Contact Mr John Sihlangu on Tel: +27 (0)12 843 5009 for any queries for purposes of clarity.

Applications consisting of the completed application form, motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications must be submitted via an e-mail to recruitmentpta@sanbi.org.za. Postal applications must be addressed to: Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates must consider their applications unsuccessful. Application form

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