University of the Free State (UFS): HR / Industrial Psychology 2021

University of the Free State (UFS) invites applicants to apply for HR / Industrial Psychology Internship Programme 2021. The internship are for the period of one year.

Internship Application deadline is 04 February 2021.

Internship Location: Bloemfontein, Free State

Salary: R7 353.50 per month. 

Contract duration: 1 year (12 months)

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Capture information of staff on HR PeopleSoft System.
  • Type letters to staff members.
  • Handle administration with regard to medical aid schemes (applications, additions, terminations).
  • Handle administration with regard to study benefits.
  • Capture leave on the system and handle leave enquiries.
  • Implement Human Resources policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Adhere to service level agreement with other sections of HR and with clients.
  • Ensure data integrity and quality assurance of work done. 
  • Make travel arrangements for the shortlisted candidates and make arrangements for payment/reimbursement.
  • Handle relocation administration for newly appointed staff members.
  • Handle UIF documents requests and administration.
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • Effective communication with clients, both internal and external, on ad-hoc queries.
  • Provide a professional, knowledgeable and friendly service to clients, ensuring a prompt response to queries and requests.
  • Responsible for the reception area at the HR Department.

Requirements Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management / Industrial Psychology or related field on NQF level 7.

Required competencies:

  • The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Proficient in using MS Office including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to learn various university systems, including PeopleSoft.  
  • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
  • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.

How to apply

External candidates:

Go to UFS Application site and search “3711” to find the vacancy and apply online.

UFS staff members:

Log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to apply online.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • Certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • a copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

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