Skills Development Strategist
  • Bedfordview, Gauteng
  • Graduate Placements
Job Description
Our client in the skills development field is looking for a Strategist to join their team. This is a permanent role, with full-time hours and some flexibility which includes hybrid working. This role will be responsible for facilitating clients' transformational objectives by overseeing the coordination, implementation and evaluation of learning and development programs, monitoring the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plans and report accordingly. Intermediary between SETAs, clients and service providers.

  • Partner with the business to identify organizational development/learning needs and devise solutions which deliver successful outcomes.
  • Develop Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) which align with legislative and company requirements to ensure compliance with the B-BBEE, Employment Equity and Skills Development frameworks
  • Tracking mandatory learning and development initiatives to ensure statutory requirements are achieved.
  • Responsible for the information management systems that record and track learning progress activities and attendance.
  • Oversee the coordination and administration of all learning and development activities in line with stakeholders strategy.
  • Collate and correlate data by maintaining records for clients B-BBEE and Employment Equity reporting purposes.
  • Conduct all aspects of skills development administration
  • Provide stakeholder updates and communication on training project status.
  • Advise on and monitor implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan, including training delivery and quality assurance.
  • Compile Annual Training Reports (ATR) in line with SETA requirements.
  • Advise clients on the quality assurance requirements as set by the relevant SETA.
  • Implementation and project management of the organizations training strategy by working with the client to determine the goals, objectives and deliverables.
  • Working closely with project teams (training providers, administrators, CLA’s, CLO’s) to determine the task relationships and dependencies.
  • Monitoring training intervention progress toward the goal and against the plan
  • Coordinate planned skills development interventions
  • Attend and chair, as required, Skills Development Training Committee Meetings
  • Act as the contact between the employers and the relevant SETA.
  • Ensure that the skills development plan is followed and properly administrated.
  • Manage the claiming of Mandatory and Discretionary Grants.
  • Reconciling clients’ accounts quarterly and monitoring the Grants payment process.
  • Source, vet and maintain relationships with reputable training providers.
  • Management of training providers by overseeing the learner registration process, tracking training progress and ensuring projects are completed as per SETA requirements.
  • Management of SETA CLO’s by informing of projects status and engaging on Grant payments due.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members in terms of SETA processes and procedures.
  • Provide individual training/information sharing sessions to clients in terms of SETA processes, procedures and operating systems.
  • Conduct research projects which include, but not limited to, Understanding the Skills Development Act 97 of 1999, Skills Development Levies Act 9 of 1999, the role of QCTO and NAMB, the NQF and the Credits and Unit Standards associated with qualifications, gathering information on the sector regarding legislation, trends, strategies and business objectives.
  • Attend SETA SDF forums and SDF training engagements
  • Understand the Sector Skills Plan with focus on scares and critical skills planning
  • Overseeing the implantation of 4-year Apprenticeship programmes from registration of learners to submission of trade test applications.
  • Management of all administration relating to implementation of training
  • Obtaining quotations, negotiating training schedules, arrangement of sessions to suit all stakeholders etc.
  • Provide support to the Employment Equity reporting and submission process.
  • Active participation in Employment Equity Committee meetings.


  • Highly credible to internal and external stakeholders and is committed to delivering high levels of customer service
  • Strong analytic and critical reasoning skills to assess risks, anticipate difficulties and is capable of effective problem solving
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of current employment legislation in relation to OD/L&D
  • Able to translate strategic goals into effective and achievable plans and is capable of monitoring their progress and outcomes
  • Ability to multi task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player
  • Encouraging to team and employees; able to mentor and lead
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • In-depth understanding of company key clients and their training needs in the industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be a listener, a presenter, and a people-person
  • Strong computer skills
  • Negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple client’s training strategies simultaneously
  • Proven results of delivering client skills development solutions and meeting submission targets


  • This is a permanent role, with full-time hours and some flexibility which includes hybrid working

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