Centre Manager for Entrepreneurship Centre and Rapid Incubator – Vredenburg Campus Ref.No. WCTVETC 16/20
SALARY: R697 001.00 – R821 052.00  All inclusive
CONTRACT:   3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Enterprise Development key and Master will be added advantage experience in running a business, project management, fundraising and managing a business incubator; A three year recognized tertiary qualification in Business Management or Business Administration or entrepreneurship; must have a valid driver’s licence; training: qualification in Business Management or Business Administration or Entrepreneurship; Assessor and Moderator training will be advantageous; 5 – 10 years’ experience in managing enterprise development programmes; 5 years’ experience in supervision on management level; Proven experience in an innovation and manufacturing-driven industry or organization. Comprehensive knowledge of TVET Sector and relevant legislation; in-depth knowledge understanding the SMME and incubation industry; knowledge of New Venture Creation; Knowledge of facilitation, supervising staff; motivating of staff; disciplining of staff; Good interpersonal skills; Good communication skills; Budgeting skills; Strong leadership skills; Planning and organisational skills. Good interpersonal skills; Good communication skills; Budgeting skills and strong leadership skills.
Operations Management: Coordinate day-to-day operations of the (CFERI) Centre; Manage the CERI’s office, technology, equipment and industrial growth efforts; Encourage an environment of innovative thinking and commercialization of innovative ideas; Coordinate and monitor initiatives for the incubation service offering; Plan, coordinate, organize and spearhead efforts to recruit and locate office, technology, and industrial users; Ensuring appropriate equipment and materials are available for the successful operations; Ensure programme compliance with applicable internal and external requirements; Coordinate the development, evaluation and implementation of the Incubation Model through goals, objectives and activities related to Rapid Incubator/(RI)  growth; Recruiting youth and entrepreneurs into the programmes and grow the SMMEs in various sectors; Develop, adapt and revise Centre policies and procedures; Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to assigned programmes, including financial reports that summarize and/or outline incoming and outgoing funds; Reporting and documenting Centre efforts through SEDA’S reporting system; Work with the College Principal to make recommendations to Academic Board, College Council and government officials on programmes which support the development strategy for entrepreneurial growth; Conduct research to identify emerging needs, trends, and services related to recruitment and location of incumbents and affiliate members or other assigned areas of responsibility; Design and implement marketing material to ensure exposure of the CFERI programme offerings in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Department. Staff Management: Recruit, select and appoint staff in collaboration with the HR Unit; Manage employee performance; Employee training and development; Maintain discipline; Administer HR matters.
Financial Management: Develop and monitor the Rapid Incubator/ CFERI budget; Sourcing of additional funding resources for the Rapid Incubator/ CFERI;  Control the expenditure of funds in accordance with the business plan and requirements of the Centre Financial reporting to Deputy Principal Finances; Stakeholder Management: Establish working relationships with key stakeholders; Participate in forums of key stakeholders; Explore and initiate activities for community engagement; Represent the (CFERI) publicly to potential partners, funders and stakeholders; Prepare proposals to clients and responds to inquiries/requests from (CFERI)  stakeholders; Serve as a liaison to college and other third-party resources; Engage with business community.

 NOTE:  This position is being re–advertised, all the applicants that have previously applied are welcomed apply again. The successful candidates will be required to sign an annual performance agreement, and be subjected to disclose financial interests.

Closing date: 03 July 2020 @ 14:00.
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