Jun 11, 2019

Centre Manager

  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

SANCCOB seeks to employ a Centre Manager to be based in Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth.

Report to: The Chief Executive Officer of SANCCOB

The Centre Manager will be responsible for the management of SANCCOB’s Port Elizabeth operations.



Responsible for financial aspects of the centre, including petty cash control, procurement of supplies and stock control, including the submission of weekly reports to Head Office in Cape Town
Overall budget management of the Port Elizabeth facility
Human Resources and General Management

Manage and develop all staff at SANCCOB Port Elizabeth
Manage the human resources functions of the centres, including leave control and disciplinary proceedings
Ensure that SANCCOB’s standing operating procedures are updated annually and adhered to
Ensure good corporate governance is practised and continuously developed and improved
Actively participate and represent SANCCOB at stakeholder meetings
Manage and oversee all aspects of centre maintenance
Ensure that a health and safety management plan is in place and adhered to
Fundraising and Marketing

Manage the merchandising and coffee shop
Together with the Resource Development Manager create and manage a sustainable and diverse fundraising portfolio, with revenue streams including individual giving, major gifts, bequests, corporates, events, zoos and aquariums, trusts and foundations
Maintain relationships with current donors and ensure that funding deliverables are met
Together with the Resource Development Manager develop, implement and manage SANCCOB’s marketing activities and campaigns
Negotiate discounts and in-kind donations with suppliers
Ensure donors feel appreciated and are updated regularly with news from the centre
Rehabilitation, animal welfare, conservation and research

Oversee all aspects of seabird rehabilitation to ensure the highest quality of care
Assist in developing and participating in seabird conservation projects
Assist in developing and participating in research initiatives
Oil spill preparedness and response

Work with the Preparedness and Response Manager to ensure that the Eastern Cape centre and staff are ready and able to respond to oil spills
Represent SANCCOB in discussions around oil bunkering in Algoa Bay and any other issue seen as a threat to seabirds

Ensure quality educational programmes are offered
Ensure the development and conducting of interactive public tours of the SANCCOB centre
Develop the professional network between SANCCOB and other like-minded organisations
Oversee the SANCCOB volunteer and internship programme in the Eastern Cape
Coordinate work activities with the SANCCOB Education Department in the Western Cape
Collaborate and maintain relationships with volunteer organisations and tour operators to further the reach of SANCCOB

Oversee the construction of a new rehabilitation pool
Co-operate and work together with the other departments and staff at SANCCOB

Bachelor’s degree/diploma
A post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage
Minimum of five years' working experience in general management
Experience in seabird rehabilitation, natural science, education, marketing, basic maintenance, and fundraising an added advantage
Strong people management and development skills
Work ethic and a positive attitude
An understanding of the non-profit sector
Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Presentation and negotiation skills
A strong command of English as a working language is essential
Valid Code 8 drivers licence
Compassion and love for seabirds
Passionate about conservation

To apply, submit your CV (three pages) with contactable referees and a letter of motivation for attention: the Business Manager 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

South African citizens are invited to apply.

Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond with applicants chosen for interviews.

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is a leader in seabird rehabilitation, research and oiled wildlife response and achieves this internationally recognised work through applying high veterinary standards and compassionate care.

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