Unskilled Labour

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in partnership with the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) requires the services of hardworking and self-motivated individuals to render support for the maintenance and development of garden grounds, nursery and flowerbeds.

The successful candidates must be willing to work independently as well as in a team. The nature of these positions requires hard and physical labour. Applicants must be S.A Citizens and reside within the local municipality where the garden is based (proof of residence required i.e. letter from the ward committee/ traditional authority or utility bill). An applicant must be physically and medically fit to do manual labour.

12 months contract positions based in the following National Botanical Gardens:

Garden Province Number of positions Reference number
Free State National Botanical Garden Free State 2 FSNBG 1/2021
Hantam National Botanical Garden Northern Cape 3 HNBG 1/2021
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden Western Cape 3 HPNBG 1/2021
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden Western Cape 6 KDNBG 1/2021
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Western Cape 14 KNBG 1/2021
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden KwaZulu-Natal 2 KZNNBG 1/2021
Lowveld National Botanical Garden Mpumalanga 3 LNBG 1/2021
Pretoria National Botanical Garden Gauteng 5 PNBG 1/2021
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Gauteng 5 WSNBG 1/20021

Key responsibilities:

Among other duties, the successful candidates will be expected to perform manual labour including:

  • Propagation of plants, gardening and general maintenance, weed/bush clearing, alien invasive clearing.

Experience in any of the above work activities will be an added advantage.

For any queries, please email to the email address provided below. Forward the completed application form and a 2 page CV via e-mail to recruitment@sanbi.org.za. Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

 In line with the BotSoc and SANBI National Botanical Gardens, the position aims to target women, youth and disabled persons having keen interest in botanical gardens especially plants maintenance and propagation. SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

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 may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closes: Tuesday, 08 June 2021 at 16:00 pm
Job type: 12 months contract
Remuneration: R120 per day
Location: South Africa

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