Are you searching for a fulfilling career path that allows you to positively impact employee wellbeing? Look no further! The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is thrilled to announce an Employee Wellbeing Specialist Vacancy within our dynamic Human Resources team, located in the heart of Cape Town.

    As a pivotal player in supporting South Africa’s underprivileged students, NSFAS values the health and wellbeing of its employees as the backbone of its success. This role offers a unique opportunity to spearhead innovative wellness strategies and programs that nurture a vibrant and productive work environment.

    Employee Wellbeing Specialist Vacancy Details

    • Location: Cape Town
    • Reference Number: Vacancy No 52 of 2023/24

    Key Qualifications:

    • Minimum Requirements:
      • Educational Qualification: NQF 7 Degree in Industrial Psychology, Psychology, Social Work.
      • Certifications: EAP/wellness practitioner or management certification.
      • Experience: Minimum of six (6) to eight (8) years in Employee Assistance Programme / Wellness, including at least three (3) years managing an EAP / Wellness function.
      • Licenses: Valid Driver’s License.
      • Skills and Knowledge:
        • Proficiency in computer literacy, encompassing MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Vision).
        • A foundational understanding of Labour Law (LRA, EEA, BCEA, OHSA), along with employee health, wellness, and benefit administration.
        • Solid project management skills.
        • Intermediate knowledge of the higher education sector.
        • Experience and knowledge regarding employee wellbeing legislation, including the Employment Equity Act and related legislation.
    • Preferred Qualifications:
      • Five years of specialist experience in the employee well-being field.
      • Advanced project management skills.
      • In-depth knowledge of the higher education sector.
      • Broad exposure to the functions of employee wellbeing.
      • Understanding of the NSFAS Act and Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

    Role Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Policy, Systems & Procedure Implementation:
      • Maturing of employee wellbeing policies, procedures, and processes.
      • Development and socialisation of wellbeing policies through presentations.
      • Implementation of these policies and processes across the organisation.
    • Core Objectives Implementation:
      • Input into the HR value proposition relating to wellness practices.
      • Analysis of wellness trends and reporting to management.
      • Design and execution of NSFAS’s wellness program, including awareness campaigns and professional counselling.
      • Coordination with internal and external stakeholders for successful program implementation.
      • Budget management and reporting on wellness initiatives and outcomes.
    • People Management & Ethical Leadership:
      • Inspiring and mentoring team members in alignment with NSFAS Values.
    • Stakeholder Engagement & Relationships:
      • Collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to facilitate wellness programs.
    • Project Management & Leadership:
      • Supervision of projects addressing employee wellbeing needs.
    • Budget Optimisation and Risk, Compliance Monitoring & Evaluation:
      • Forecasting and managing expenditures for wellbeing activities.
      • Ensuring compliance and risk mitigation for wellbeing interventions.


    • Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary range: R1,024,356 – R1,206,638 annually, inclusive of comprehensive benefits.

    Application Process

    • Application Requirements:
      • Employment Application Form from NSFAS website, detailed CV, academic qualifications, ID, and three references.
      • Indicate the position title “Employee Wellbeing Specialist Vacancy” in your application.
    • Deadline: 29 March 2024
    • How to Apply: Forward your application to, marked for the attention of Nokulunga Mtse.

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    Join us in making a significant difference in the lives of our employees. If you are driven, passionate about employee wellbeing, and meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply for this exciting Employee Wellbeing Specialist Vacancy at NSFAS.

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