Legal Officer at MIBCO - Eastern Cape.

Permanent Senior EE position

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Market Related salary

Job 1997875 | Ref 587

Posted 18 Jul 2016 by MIBCO



About The Position
Duties and Responsibilities

Co-ordinate and manage the legal process with regard to the enforcement of the MIBCO Collective Agreements in the region.
Manage claims instituted against an establishment as a result of legal action
Prepare case files for hearings, attends conciliation and arbitration hearings and presents MIBCO's case ensure that the collective agreement is maintained
Manages quality control of legal activities in a region
Liaise and communicate with external legal service providers
Assist with any other function as per Manager's instruction
Filing Variation Applications where Commissioners errors occur on Arbitration Awards
Interpretation of Awards
Opposing Rescission Applications and filing notices with the DRC
Verifying and withdrawing finalized cases in legal process
Referring unpaid Settlement Agreement as per Section 142 process / negotiating and finalizing administrative
Compile and draft heads of arguments and applications
Compile legal recommendation for Regional Council Board meetings

Knowledge / Experience / Skills / Abilities

Ability to interpret and apply / enforce the Mibco agreements
Above average verbal and written communication and listening skills
Ability to build strong effective relationships with all stakeholders, i.e. existing clients and potential clients as well as internal stakeholders, i.e. colleagues and management
Good decision making and problem solving skills
Good analytical skills with attention to detail
Strong negotiation and report writing skills.
Excellent administration, organizational and planning skills

Qualifications

4 year Law Degree
Must be an Admitted Attorney
At least 2 years' experience in the field of Labour Law AND knowledge specifically with regards to Bargaining Councils and collective agreements
Sound knowledge or and experience of dispute resolution processes.
Knowledge of the civil procedure essential
Valid Driver's License.
Computer literacy (Word & Excel)

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability

draw up legal documents and manage or advise clients on legal transactions
interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
offer advice on collective bargaining strategies, unilateral implementation of lock-outs and industrial action
receive written and verbal information such as briefs and verbal instructions
conduct due diligence investigations from an employment law perspective
provide advice and written opinions on points of law

Experience

grievances & dispute resolution
interviewing clients & recommending or undertaking legal action
labour litigation
mediation & arbitration
working with trade unions

Knowledge

the basic conditions of employment
dispute resolution
legal representation processes in courts
labour law
the preparation of legal documents

About The Employer
Motor Industry Bargaining Council-MIBCO

The Labour Relations Act Provides for the self-regulation of Industries through the medium of Bargaining Councils. MIBCO is a Bargaining Council as envisaged in the Act whose mission is to create and maintain industrial peace and stability in the Motor Industry.

Employer & Job Benefits

Medical Aid Pension 13th Cheque Cellphone - Tool of Trade Motor Vehicle - Tool of Trade

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