The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

The ARC-Central Office (ARC-CO) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following positions at Hatfield, Pretoria:


Key Performance Areas:
Organisation Security Management
 Manage all aspects of physical security of buildings, infrastructure, installations, and grounds (farms);
 Manage physical protection of ARC assets against loss or damage;

 Manage all Security Guarding Services (Contractors) onsite;

Policy Development
 Coordinate and lead the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of security policies, procedures, and standards;
 Monitor and ensure compliance with security policies and procedures;
 Oversee the dissemination of policies, standards, and procedures to ARC employees and contractors alike;

Management / Supervision
 Manage and provide effective leadership to the security team;
 Planning and deployment of Security Services;
 Be responsible for administrative and financial management of the Security Services department;
 Direct and administrate staff, conduct performance reviews and corrective action;

 Ensure overall support, co-ordination and supervision of staff;

 Ensure staff are knowledgeable about organisational goals and objectives and provide active leadership for team’s contribution to the achievement of such objectives;
 Identify staff training needs and arrange appropriate training;
 Provide reports as appropriate, on all aspects of Security Services;

Administration / Financial
 Preparation of Departmental budget, financial and non-financial documentation;
 Preparation of submissions as required and reporting as scheduled;
 Evaluation of programs/projects and budgets to ensure effective and efficient operations;
 Manage budget, expenditure, Security Services assets and disposals in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act and National Treasury regulations;
 Facilitate and/or manage the implementation of the asset management plan;

Liaison / Representation / Co-ordination
 Liaise with other State agencies and formations on security matters and policies;

 Manage all security incidents;
 Evaluate and recommend interventions against organisational security threats;

 Appropriate Bachelor’s degree. Recognised Security Certification. Registration with the Private
Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA);
 Professional membership;
 5-10 years’ experience within Security environment;
 Strong leadership ability with highly developed communication, negotiation and delegation skills.

Enquires: Dr Tebogo Sethibe, Tel: (012) 427-9727


A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens.

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license and nationality. NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees must be e-mail to

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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