Driver at the University Of Johannesburg

Job Description

Advert Reference: uj_001545
Advert Status: Online
Apply By: 21 June 2024

Position Summary

  • Industry: Education & Training
  • Job Category: Education and Training
  • Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Remuneration: Market Related
  • EE Position: Yes
  • Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a dynamic and cosmopolitan institution anchored in Africa and committed to achieving global excellence and stature (GES). Emphasizing independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ aims to be an international university of choice. The university operates under the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of Africa’s evolving social, political, and economic landscape.”

Job Description

Responsibilities at the UJ Island:

  • Provide safe and reliable transport services to and from the island.
  • Alternate between entry and exit on the island, including game drives and routine transportation.
  • Assist external guests and handle general maintenance and island logistics.
  • Welcome guests and transport their luggage to and from rooms.
  • Address any issues that arise during the night, including relocating guests if necessary.
  • Ensure safe evacuation of guests in case of emergencies.
  • Collect and dispose of grass, rubble, and tree trimmings.
  • Use prescribed safety equipment and protective clothing.
  • Conduct regular vehicle inspections and report any defects immediately.
  • Transport machines or equipment to and from the island as needed.
  • Perform any other general duties required on the island.
  • Maintain health, safety, and environmental standards in the workplace.

Health and Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to OHS rules as prescribed by the university.
  • Report damages and unsafe equipment or clothing.
  • Ensure vehicle maintenance complies with standards.

UJ Policy:

  • Work within UJ policies and guidelines.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 (NQF 4)
  • Three (3) years of experience in the field
  • Valid Code 10 driver’s license with PDP for people and goods
  • Valid boat driver’s license (Skipper license)
  • One year of experience in the hospitality environment

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Ability to perform physical work continuously
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Teamwork and cooperative skills
  • Reliability, responsibility, and punctuality
  • Good planning and organizing abilities
  • Ability to work independently and under supervision
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety in the field
  • Cleanliness
  • Ability to swim
  • Good vision
  • Physical agility

Working Conditions

  • Physical effort including walking over rough terrain, bending, crouching, stretching, and lifting moderately heavy items.
  • Daily travel driving the boat to and from the UJ island.

Commencement of Duties: 1 September 2024

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