Reference number: KNBG 1/2021

Number of positions: 26

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of hardworking and self-motivated individuals to render support for the maintenance and development of garden grounds 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 South African 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.

Key responsibilities:

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

  • Cleaning, gardening, general garden and construction maintenance, river maintenance, weed/bush clearing, alien invasive clearing, waste collection, erosion control, road maintenance, fencing repair and maintenance.

Application procedure

Please forward the completed application form (obtainable from our garden offices) and a 2 page CV via e-mail to:

Postal/hand delivery applications are to be sent to:

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Garden Office
Rhodes Drive

08:00 – 16:00 weekdays.

Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered. 

In line with the EPWP, the position aims to target women, youth and disabled persons. 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.

Mr Elton Le Roux or Ms Felicity Poole
Tel.: 021 799 8800

Closes: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Time: 16h00
Job Type: Fixed-term contract ending 31 March 2022
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
Remuneration: R130 per day

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