Administrative Assistant – University of Cape Town, South Africa

UCT’s Clinical Research Centre (CRC) seeks to appoint a permanent full-time Administrative Assistant, reporting to the Deputy Director, as soon as possible.



·    Grade 12

·    A relevant post-matriculation diploma or degree (e.g. secretarial, office administration, bachelor’s degree) or equivalent would be preferable

·    At least 2 years’ secretarial or administrative experience

·    Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and email

·    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·    Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative and be proactive

·    Good time-management skills

·    The ability to work independently and as part of a team

·    A mature and professional attitude



·         Academic administration

·         Administrative support to the Deputy Director and staff of the Centre.

·         Front-office reception and secretarial assistance to the Directorate’s staff

·         General financial and leave administration

·         Organization of meetings and workshops

·         Staff travel arrangements


The annual cost of employment, including benefits, is between R203,905 and R239,896.


To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, clearly indicating “Administrative Assistant: CRC” followed by the reference number in the subject line to Bonny Diener (


The application form can be downloaded at


An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Address: Clinical Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital, J52, Observatory, 7925


Telephone: +27 21 406 6281 Faculty/Departmental website:


Reference number:          I-2963


Closing date:                    19 June 2014


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UCT reserves the right not to appoint.