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Box 27, Private Bag X4006,
Ferndale , 2160 , South Africa

 

JOB MARKET

 

RANGER BUCK SAFARIS - NQF4 FIELD GUIDE

Fulltime guide with a minimum Field Guide NQF4 required for open safari vehicle drives in the Kruger.  

To be based in Malelane.  

Market related salary negotiable.  

Must have all necessary qualifications and have completed the Kruger Induction course.  

Must also be proficient in English.  

Please send CV to lindsay@rangerbuck.co.za

HEAD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT GUIDE INSTRUCTOR - TRAINING POSITIONS

Safari JOBS is urgently searching for a mature, dynamic and motivated Head Guide Instructor & an Assistant Guide Instructor for our client - a Field Guide training provider.
The Instructors will be responsible for mentoring, training and assessing students, helping to mould them into successful Field Guides. 
If you are passionate about wildlife, enjoy working with learners of all ages and walks of life and enjoy sharing your knowledge, you could be a perfect candidate for one of these positions. 
This fantastic institution, one of the leading training academies in its field, is looking for enthusiastic, responsible and energetic candidates who are up to date on all guiding specifications and guidelines and are able to maintain discipline and order. 
A friendly and approachable yet firm and fair disposition / character, in terms of personality are mandatory for these positions.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A. HEAD FIELD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR - SJ19J32
NQF 4, VPDA, FGASA Professional Field Guide, Professional Trails Guide and current advanced rifle handling;
Minimum 5 years, preferably more, related industry experience;
Current NDT registration;
Current PDP;
Current FGASA membership
Appropriate references
Previous Instructor role experience is advantageous


B. ASSISTANT FIELD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR – SJ19J33
NQF 4, VPDA, FGASA Field Guide (NQF4) preferably Professional Field Guide, FGASA Professional Trails Guide and current advanced rifle handling;
Minimum 5 years, preferably more, related industry experience;
Current NDT registration;
Current PDP (Desirable – not mandatory);
Current FGASA membership;
Appropriate references
Previous Instructor role experience is advantageous


SUMMARY DUTIES / /RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITIONS:
(Detailed information on the below will be shared with shortlisted candidates) 
General camp duties, staff supervision, food orders and menus, petty cash and drinks / product reconciliation, ensure reserve rules and guidelines are implemented / obeyed & carried out, courses and student related matters, rifles and ammunition control, training, lectures & activities.


REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:     
(DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND SUITABILITY)
Monthly remuneration: Market related and negotiable CTC salary dependent on the above – 
(The company does numerate their staff very fairly, taking into consideration their experience, qualifications and output) - Please advise your minimum – maximum negotiable salary expectation upon application;
Live in position in single tented accommodation with shower, basin & loo –  confirmed location and the potential to be in a ‘roaming type’ role between different reserves will / can be discussed at interview level; 
Meals provided;
Bonus incentive
(Generally based on personal performance and company performance – discussed at interview level);


WORK / LEAVE CYCLE:
Generally 6 weeks on, 2 week off cycle – 
Training schedules are determined by the course types run but the greatest care is given when schedules are planned. If Instructors prefer a shorter period of work and leave cycle this can be considered where possible.


IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT APPLYING FOR THIS VACANCY & WOULD LIKE TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN TO THE EMPLOYER SOONEST, PLEASE URGENTLY FORWARD ALL THE BELOW INFORMATION TO CV@SAFARIJOBS.CO.ZA:
1. JOB ID CODE – in the subject header of your email:
For Head Instructor: SJ19J32 // For Assistant Instructor: SJ19J33;
2. CV: In a neat, up to date and presentable WORD document format;**
3. PHOTO: Recent, presentable head & shoulders photo of yourself – preferably in uniform;
4. SALARY: Your minimum – maximum negotiable salary expectation for this position;
5. WRITTEN REFERENCES: Any you may have on file to send us from previous employers – preference for 2;
6. QUALIFICATIONS: Copies of your most formal related qualifications;
7. AVAILABILITY: A – For interviews and B – To start new positions.


**(VERY, VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE REGARDING CV’S - All places of employ, dates of employ and reasons for leaving must be stipulated in your CV)
 

Bushmans Kloof Field Guide Positions

There exists two exciting positions for Field Guides at an exclusive 5 star Luxury Lodge in the Cederberg Mountains close to Clanwilliam in the Western Cape.

The area is predominantly fynbos and has a high concentration of ancient Rock Art. The Lodge spans about 7000 hectares, is malaria and predator free and has predominantly plains game. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and passionate guiding team. Many activities are on offer on a daily basis. There are two drives daily – Early morning Rock Art drive and evening Nature Drive with sundowner stop. Other activities include hiking, biking, canoeing, stargazing, night drives, fly fishing and archery.
 
Candidates must have the following:
FGASA Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2)
Valid first aid certificate
DEAT Registration in the Western Cape
Knowledge on fynbos
Knowledge on Rock Art would be advantageous
 
Salary is highly negotiable and depending on experience.

Benefits include:
Free on site, shared, self-catering accommodation
Free wi-fi
Laundry service
Uniform
50% Discovery Medical Aid
7.5% Liberty Life Provident Fund

Candidates will have to work a 24 day on and 8 day off cycle. 

Must have valid South African driver’s licence and PDP.

Please email all CV’s to Sikelela Mambalu on pandcmanager@bushmanskloof.co.za.
 

CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa)

Guide position available at CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa) just outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Applicants must be fluent in English and have at least Apprentice Field Guide NQF2, NDT registration, a valid drivers licence, first aid certification, and South African citizenship.

Please send CV, your photo and copies of your qualifications to pauline@janegoodall.co.za or jana@janegoodall.co.za

Mokolo River Private Nature Reserve - Assistant Manager Position

A 7000ha private game reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo) is looking for a nature reserve assistant manager to join a team of experienced and knowledgeable people. 

What are we looking for?

•    25-40 year-old male or female
•    At least 3 years’ experience in living on a remote reserve with wild animals 
•    Dedicated
•    Passionate
•    Enthusiastic
•    Pro-active
•    Hands-on
•    A person of sober habits
•    Assist in all aspects associated with the running of a reserve
•    Willing and able to assist management in conjunction with a very knowledgeable and experienced team of field staff on the reserve.
•    Single people ONLY (reserve accommodation ONLY for a single person)
•    Own transport
•    NO pets ALLOWED
•    Unendorsed Code 8 Driver’s license and Public Driver Permit (PDP)
•    English (Spoken and written)
•    NO FIREARMS ALLOWED ON THE RESERVE!
•    A FGASA or a tertiary qualification are an advantage but most important is that the person should be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment thus a mechanical and practical aptitude is consequently a prerequisite.
•    The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Reserve Manager on a daily basis with the running of the Reserve and run the Reserve in the absence of the Reserve Manager. Thus good management and people skills are essential.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) assisting with:

•    Basic infrastructure maintenance
•    Water systems
•    Office/admin duties (proficient in MS word, MS excel and MS outlook essential)
•    Primary focus on bush work in conjunction with the Reserve Manager, Managing Director and an experienced and knowledgeable field staff.
•    The Assistant Manager will report directly to the Reserve Manager.

The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the practical side of conservation.
Salary is between R15 000-00 and R17 000-00 (TCT incl benefits) per month depending on experience.
An initial probationary period of three (3) months will apply.

Closing date for submission of CV’s is the 25th of June 2019 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Limpopo.

Please send your Cover Letter, CV and copies of any relevant qualifications to mokoloriverpnr@xpress.co.za and a copy to adam@gunnattorneys.co.za