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Housekeeping Supervisor

Western Cape Government Department of Health: 3 Positions available

Reference Number: Bul G20/2015: Post 8


Core Title: Health Associated Sciences and Support Personnel

Institution: New Somerset Hospital (Chief Directorate: General Specialist and Emergency Services)

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance


Minimum educational qualification:

  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) Grade 9(STD 7).


  • Appropriate housekeeping experience in a hospital environment.

Inherent requirement of the job: 

  • Willing to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Ability to adhere to safety and hygienic standards.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (read and write) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Knowledge of linen and stock control.
  • Knowledge of infection control.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Responsible for overall control, performing and co-ordinating of tasks related to linen and hygiene services within the ward.
  • Ensure the effective use, maintenance and safe-keeping of supplies and equipment.
  • Supervision of household aid cleaners in the ward.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties associated with supervision.
  • Attend in-service training appropriate to service delivery.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s.

A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. 

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. 

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the People’s Post 19/5/2015


R 103 494 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 12 June 2015

Ms Mc Crae
Tel: (021) 402-6485


The Chief Executive Officer
New Somerset Hospital
Private Bag
Green Point 8005
(For the attention of Mr Z Sonkwala)

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