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Ref: Legal Risk And Compliance Manager Ref: LRCM/11/2022 (PERMANENT).

The incumbent will report to the Chief Executive Officer


Job Purpose

This position leads the provision of Legal Services to the MHSC, oversee the implementation of Risk Management and Legislative Compliance. The position provides strategic direction, develops, improves implements and monitors Legal, Risk and Compliance (LRC) frameworks and controls, with a view of protecting the MHSC against liability, loss and reputational damage.


Minimum Requirements

  • LLB NQF Level 8
  • 7+ years’ experience
  • 1-2 years Admitted Attorney or Advocate


Key performance areas

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement the departmental strategy that is aligned with overall organisational strategy.
  • Manage, mentor and coach the LRC team.
  • Ensure that the LRC team proactively manage legal and enterprise risks, and provide early warning system to the MHSC.
  • Approve LRC budget aligned with overall organisational budget.
  • Provide oversight during the development of organisational policies and processes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Centralise inputs and provide leadership in drafting amendments to the MHSA and Regulations to ensure alignment with constitutional principles and International Legal Instruments.
  • Ensure alignment of Regulatory Guidance Documents with legislative requirements
  • Oversee the development of Legal Review Process and monitor implementation
  • Manage and lead legal review of all licensing processes relating to the issuing of nuclear authorisations
  • Recommend changes to conditions of authorisation.
  • Ensure development of legal training for inspectors in line with the provisions of the MHSC Act.
  • Liaise with the Law Enforcement Agencies with regard to institution of criminal proceedings.
  • Review proposed enforcement actions to ensure legal soundness and enforceability
  • Ensure the development of Litigation, and Debt Collection Processes and monitor implementation.
  • Provide strategic direction and manage litigation matters facing the MHSC or that needs to be pursued by the MHSC
  • Drive mitigation actions to manage legal risk exposures
  • Provide strategic direction and manage debt collection process on behalf of the MHSC
  • Manage labour matters.
  • Ensure the development of compliance road map and compliance implementation plan.
  • Oversee compliance with legislative requirements by the MHSC.
  • Approve and present quarterly legislative compliance reports to EXCO and the board.
  • Chair the Risk Steering Committee
  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of a risk management culture within the organisation.
  • Ensure the development of an enterprise risk management and fraud risk management frameworks.
  • Approve and recommend risk assessment methodologies, models and systems to EXCO and the board.
  • Approve and present risk management reports to EXCO and the board.
  • Ensure that the MHSC assess and maintain the risk maturity profile
  • Ensure the development and implementation of Risk Appetite Framework.

The MHSC is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments will be made in accordance with the MHSC EE Policy. Woman, Coloureds, Indians, Whites and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. MHSC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to:

Recruitment@mhsc.org.za Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797.


Closing date: 25th November 2022.

NB: No late applications will be accepted.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mine Health and Safety Council
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