SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND
The South African Library for the Blind (Blindlib), which is situated in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, is a statutory institution registered under Act 91 of 1998. It is our mission to provide a free national library and information service to all blind and print handicapped readers in South Africa.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:
Minimum requirements: A Diploma or equivalent recognised qualification in Secretarial/Office Administration plus 3 years working experience in an office environment; excellent command of the English language is essential and fluency in either Afrikaans or Xhosa will be an advantage; accurate typing skills (55 wpm), computer literacy including proven formal training on MS Office Suite and good organisational skills are also essential; willingness to learn Braille and pass a Braille Transcribers examination in February 2008; ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an open office environment on predominantly routine tasks.
Annual basic salary range: R67 464.00 - R79 110.00
SENIOR LIBRARIAN (LIAISON)
Minimum requirements: A degree or equivalent recognised qualification in Librarianship plus 5 years working experience in a related field on a similar level; strong knowledge and experience of a computerised LMS; a sound knowledge of literature and authors; ability to contribute to the relevance, growth and integrity of the Library's book collection; dynamic personality with the ability to communicate on all levels; ability to initiate and develop outreach programmes, including proven track record; good leadership qualities including time management, report writing, record keeping and organisational skills.
Annual basic salary range: R104 031.00 - R122 166.00
Persons interested in the above positions, who meet the requirements, should submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae including copies of certificates and/or testimonials plus 3 contactable referees to one of the under-mentioned addresses.
Closing date for applications will be 25 September 2007.
For Postal Applications: The Administration Department, S A Library for the Blind,
P O Box 115, Grahamstown, 6140
For Hand-delivered Applications: The Administration Department, S A Library for the Blind, 112b High Street, Grahamstown
For Electronic Applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Telephonic Enquiries: Neels de Lange on 046 - 622 7226
Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed and informed of the outcome of their application. Original certificates and/or testimonials should be made available on appointment. Short-listed candidates may be required to undergo competency testing. Visually impaired candidates are encouraged to apply. Blindlib reserves the right not to appoint any person to the above positions.
THE S A LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER