POST: General Manager

Minimum Requirements

Grade 12 Certificate. (NQF level 6) qualification. (NQF level 7) will be added as advantage as recognized by SAQA in Sports Management, Financial Management, Public Administration and or Performance Management. A valid driver’s license. Own Transport will be added as advantage. At least five (05) years of experience at middle management level.

Other Requirements

Be Computer Literate. Good Communications Skills (written & verbal). Good Supervision Skills. Be able to work effectively and efficiently under sustained pressure. Be physical fit. Willing to travel.

To be responsible for leading the organization and overseeing the day-to-day management of the organization. Be accountable to the Board as you drive the organization forward by delivering the Goals of the Strategic Plan while providing the leadership necessary to meet Athletics Gauteng North’s future development needs. You will be expected to understand athletes and coaches needs while having the ability to manage a complex portfolio of organizational responsibilities including commercial and strategic priorities, operational effectiveness, stakeholder management, communications and financial/governance controls. Demonstrate motivational skills to the Athletics Gauteng North management, staff and volunteer network across all activities. Represent Athletics Gauteng North and the athletics community in a responsible manner in line with the organization’s values. Maintain and develop best practice management and governance protocols. Work proactively and respectfully with all the organization’s key stakeholders to deliver the goals of the Strategic Plan. Deliver the goals and targets within the Strategic Plan. Ensure the organization has adequate resources (including staff with the right skills and expertise) and is appropriately organized/structured to deliver successfully against the approved strategy and performance measures/standards. Develop and manage relationships with coaches, athletes and business partners that enhance/support the services of the organisation. Ensure the organization is compliant with all relevant legislation, employment legislation, and Safeguarding Operations Standards.

(a) Knowledge/Experience
Essential: Understanding of Athletics Gauteng North Strategy. Financial and commercial competence. Working knowledge of Company law. Experience of leading, managing and development of staff. An understanding of athletics governance and development. Knowledge of building regulations, laws and risks assessment. Demonstrate a working understanding and application of inclusion equality and anti-discrimination, safe and best practice. Ability to support and manage a voluntary Committee structures. Competent in the use of IT and computers. Knowledge in marketing and commercial functions of the business. Passion and knowledge of grass roots athletics. Advanced report writing.
(b)Desirable: Sport/Athletics experience. Experience of change management and tools. A working knowledge/experience of organization improvement models.


Executive management skills. Problem identification and solving skills. Advance marketing skills. Language proficiency. Organizing and planning. Negotiation skills. Advance interpersonal and diplomacy skills. Time management. Decision making skills. Conflict management. Motivational skills.
To apply: Concise CV together with original certified copies (not older than three months) of all relevant qualifications, Identity Document and Valid Driver’s License with at least three contactable references.

NB: As part of COVID-19 precautions, no hand delivery and posting of CVs will be allowed. CVs should strictly be e-mailed to:

Please Note the Following: Late applications will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. If you do not receive a response within 1 month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Closing DATE: TIME: 14 MAY 2021 @ 12h00
Enquiries: Mr. Tshilidzi Muthadzwi @ 012 327 4930