Heritage Funding Committee

The National Heritage Council calls for nominations for the appointment of members to serve on the Heritage Funding Committee that will be constituted as follows: one Chairperson, 4 members drawn from the sector.

Nominations from individuals within the heritage sector with the following expertise will be considered: funding/grant making knowledge, curatorship, languages, research, publications, project and financial management, project evaluation and assessment as well as general understanding of heritage broadly.

Closing date: 22 October 2018


Term of office

The Chairperson and each member of the Committee will serve a 3-year term, which will be effective from 2018.


Nomination procedure

Nominations must be submitted in writing and at least contain the following:

  • detailed CV;
  • certified copy of identity document of both the nominee and nominator;
  • motivation for appointment written and signed by the nominator and nominee should include;
    • an explanation of the suitability for appointment;
    • the nominee’s agreement to the nomination and declaration of whether or not he/she is qualified in one of the expert areas;
  • forms for qualifications and declaration of interest to be completed. Forms are obtainable by email from or



  • Successful applicants will be contacted directly after the closing date. Should applicants not hear from the National Heritage Council three weeks after the closing date, they should consider their application as unsuccessful.
  • Appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance;
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity;
  • No facsimile applications will be accepted.



Applications can be submitted through:

Post: The National Heritage Council (Funding), P O Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040

Hand delivery: Office no 016, Domus Building, No 57 Cnr Kasteel and Ingersol Roads, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria.


Enquiries: 012 348 1663 (during office hours) or email:

                                         A nation proud of its African heritage

Documents to download:

Applicant Declaration of Interest Form.pdf / Applicant Declaration of Interest Form.doc



Total Package per annum: R1 185.600 – R1 482 000

The position is a 5 year Fixed- Term Contract


We seek the professional services of a self-motivated, driven and goal-oriented candidate for the above position. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is based in Pretoria.

1. Responsibilities

a) Overall strategic management and coordination of the development and implementation programmes on Living Heritage, Resistance Liberation Heritage & Route and Funding.
b) Implement of Heritage Programmes and Projects in the country according to best management practices. Overseeing the ongoing development and transformation of the Heritage Sector through targeted programmes and interventions.
c) Facilitate the formulation of policy, legislation and strategic programmes that result in socio-economic development.

2. Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must be in possession of Masters’ degree in Human or Social Sciences/ Heritage/History of Art Studies. General knowledge of the Heritage sector including relevant Policy and lP Legislative Frameworks.

3. Requirements:

a) Knowledge of the Department of Arts and Culture mandate and its relationship with stakeholders in the sector (including other National Government Departments, Provincial and Local Government and relevant institutions)
b) Generic management competencies, including strategic capability and leadership, programme and project management, people management and empowerment and financial management.
c) Broader understanding of intangible heritage culture of South Africa
d) People management and empowerment
e) Financial management
f) Project management
g) Knowledge of heritage policies national and internationally
h) Computer Literacy, MS Office.
i) Report writing Skills

4. Experience

At least 8 – 10 years relevant senior management experience in the area of intangible cultural heritage or a related Public Service field is required.



(Pretoria) REF: RLHR/10/2017

Total Package per annum: R1 064 000 – R1 330 000

Five (5) year fixed-term contract position


1. Responsibilities

a) Provide of strategic direction to the Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route (RLHR) culminating in the packaging the sites as key heritage and socio – economic nodes.
b) Develop and implement the RLHR project related to historical places and sites, linked together by liberation experiences, narratives and memory in South Africa.
c) The incumbent will form part of the NHC Senior Management Team and as such will be required to provide operational direction and support to the senior management team and line management, with extensive project management principles.

2. Qualifications and experience

a) Degree in Social Science or equivalent qualification, A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
b) 8- 5 years’ relevant experience in Heritage and Project management role and demonstrate informal understanding of heritage issues with a sharp focus on the promotion and preservation of the legacy of the Liberation struggle and history.
c) Leadership and management experience, with particular emphasis in dealing with Policy Research formulation. Diverse teams and understanding and reporting at Senior Management level. Minimum code 08 / EB driver’s license.

3. Knowledge and Skills Required

a) Research experience and understanding of the heritage landscape and issues
b) Project formulation and Fact – finding.
c) Project management
d) Implementation and reporting acumen
e) Presentation Skills.
f) People Management Skills.
g) Planning and Organising.
h) Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentation.


Total Package per annum: R844 000 – R1 055 000

The position is a Five (5) year Fixed-Term Contract

1. Responsibilities

Perform research duties towards meeting its strategic objectives for heritage co-ordination. The incumbent will form part of the NHC Heritage Team and as such will be required to provide team work, professional and support to the senior management team and line management.

2. Qualifications and Experience

a) An Honours Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Sciences and Humanities with major in History, Archeology, Anthropology, Heritage studies, or other disciplines relating to public policy urban management.
b) A Master’s degree would be an advantage.
c) Leadership and management experience, with emphasis in dealing with diverse teams and understanding and reporting at Senior Management level.
d) 5 years’ experience within the field of Research
e) Minimum code 08 / EB driver’s license.

3. Functional knowledge and Skills required

The successful candidate should have:

a) Solution driven
b) Analytical skills
c) Deadline driven
d) Identification of risks and pragmatic approach to mitigate those
e) Interpersonal skills and be a team player
f) Client centric approach to support the NHC business
g) Good verbal and written communication skills
4. Knowledge and Skills Required
a) Interpersonal communication, organisational and service – orientation skills
b) Computer literacy
c) Project Management skills

The NHC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people with disabilities.


Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae to Human Resources Unit: National Heritage Council, P.O. Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 or e-mail

Please Note

a) The incumbent must be willing to undergo competency tests.
b) The appointment of candidates will be at the NHC’s sole discretion and the NHC reserves the right to make an appointment.
c) The NHC encourages electronic applications (email or fax).
d) Fraudulent qualifications or documentations will automatically disqualify candidates.
e) All candidates will be subjected to integrity and vetting procedures and favourable end report is essential for this position.
f) Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Please be advised that application received means that processing may take some time. Candidates who have not been contacted with three (3) months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
g) The NHC is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. Preference will be given to persons from designated group in line with NHC Employment Equity Plan.
h) The salary offered will be in line with SIU approved salary scales at the time of appointment.
i) Late applications will not be considered after the closing date.

Enquiries may be directed to For more information visit our website:

NB: All applications must be submitted with certified copies of relevant qualifications and ID document.

Closing date: 30 June 2018 at 12:00pm.

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