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Closing Date
R 907 864.00 - R 1 150 465.00 per annum
NOTICE NO: 383 of 2023

● A Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Sciences / Architect / Bachelor Degree in Town and Regional Planning/ Urban Infrastructure Design and Management or Development Studies; or equivalent ● Minimum of five (5) years’ experience at senior and middle management level, of which at least 2 years must be at senior management level ● Have proven success for digital economy, Design and Innovation, Green Economy, Economic Strategy and Research. Oversee and Manage Direct Investment including Foreign Investment. Manage Investment and Trade with local and foreign partners. Have proven successful Professional Infrastructure Design and Development/ Town and Regional Planning Experience ● Experience and ability to manage the litigation processes relating to Town Planning and Building control matters.

ADDED ADVANTAGE: ● Strategic Partnership; Investment and Business Development; Negotiation; Social Impact and Facilitation; Project management; Economic and Entrepreneur Development; Policy Analysis and Capacity Building


● Competencies as set out in the Local Government: Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, GNR 21, GG 37245 dated 17 January 2014 ● Compliance in terms of the Financial and Supply chain management competency areas in terms of Government Notice R493 as published in Government Gazette no 29967 of 15 June 2007 (municipalities were granted exemption from regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No. 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment ) ● Excellent facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape ● A valid driver’s license ● Own transport ● Must be able to work after normal office hours, on standby and during emergencies (24/7) ● Mentally fit and healthy.

● Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation ● Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management ●  Proven successful management experience in administration ● Knowledge of geographical information systems ● Knowledge of  spatial, town and development planning ● Knowledge of building control ● Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) ● Good Governance ● Labour Relations Act, and other labour related prescripts ● Legal background and human capital Management ● Knowledge of coordination and oversight of all specialized support functions ● Knowledge of local government environment, excellent communication and negotiating skills at all levels of local government ● Good skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and ability to be decisive.


● Urban Infrastructure Design and Management; Trade and Investment; Planning & Building Control ● Town Planning ● Social and Economic Development and ● Integrated Human Settlement.  

Information to Consider 

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview and competency assessment and must be aware that previous employers and references will be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal record will be verified. The candidates will be required to disclose all Financial Interests.

General application forms are available in the application section. The application for this job is available at the bottom of this page. A comprehensive CV, original certified copies of Identification documents, qualifications, and driver’s license must accompany the application form and must be hand delivered/couriered to the Human Resources Section, Bitou Municipality, 1 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay or posted to Private Bag X1002; Plettenberg Bay; 6600.

Bitou Municipality is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from the designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


Please take note:

  1. Only hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.
  2. No late applications will be considered.  Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.
  3. Submit separate applications when applying for multiple posts and quote reference number.
  4. Preference will be given to local residents before considering candidates outside the Bitou Municipal Area

If you receive no feedback from us within 12 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Bitou Municipality reserves the right not to make any appointment and to re-advertise before a shortlist is compiled.