Driver

The Goethe-Institut e.V. is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote the knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. 


The Goethe-Institut South Africa is looking to employ
 

A Driver

 
as of 15.11.2019 (or later). This is a full-time position (100%) of 40 hours per week. Regular working hours are Monday to Thursday from 08:30–18:00 and Friday from 08:30–14:30.
 
The remuneration is based on the remuneration scheme for local employees of the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
 

SCOPE OF WORK AS DRIVER

  • Driving the company car according to the requirements of the Goethe-Institut
  • Providing safe, reliable and punctual service at all times
  • Ensuring the vehicle log books are accurate, completed and kept up to date
  • Running errands for the Institute
  • Deliveries and collections
  • Collecting and transporting guests and staff to and from their various destinations in a safe manner, including the willingness to work on weekends and after hours
  • Ensuring at all times that traffic regulations are obeyed and that any problems with the company vehicles are reported immediately
  • Maintaining, cleaning and washing the motor vehicle of the Goethe-Institut by one’s own hand
  • Ensuring vehicle has enough fuel at all times, license disk is always up to date and car is sent for regular checks
  • Performing other duties as directed and when not driving:
  • Maintenance of premises and parking areas
  • Cleaning of the premises and waste disposal
  • Occasionally monitoring the work of external handymen
  • Setting up and technical support before and on exam days
  • Lock-up service
  • Supporting the organisation, preparation and coordination of events at the institute
  • Occasionally covering of reception
  • Helping with general duties in the house as directed
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Code EB driver’s license and minimum four years’ experience as Code EB driver
  • Very good English language skills
  • Reliability, honesty and punctuality
  • Respectful behaviour, well-spoken and well presented
  • Confident and able to deal with guests, clients, suppliers, colleagues and others
  • Strong ability to work unsupervised, promptly and always professionally
  • Following procedures outlined by superiors and suppliers (e.g. collection of deliveries)
  • Very good knowledge of various routes in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Initiative within the framework of responsibilities and skills
  • Team and communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours after hours and on weekends if required
  • Clear criminal record and clear accident record
  • Contactable references
  • Must be computer literate
  • PDP advantageous
  • German advantageous
  • South African work permit compulsory
 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please email your CV, a short letter of motivation and references by e-mail with the subject "Driver“ to Arnd Saretzki (arnd.saretzki@goethe.de), Administration Manager. Application deadline is 08.11.2019. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you did not hear back from us by 12.11.2019.

Johannesburg, 08.10.2019

Goethe-Institut Südafrika
119 Jan Smuts Avenue,
Parkwood, 2193
Johannesburg, Südafrika
Tel.: +27 (11) 442 32 32