An exciting career opportunity is now available at Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory, Western Cape, for the position of Director of Finance. This permanent role offers a fulfilling career trajectory within the public health sector and is ideal for professionals skilled in financial management, particularly within healthcare settings. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and join a team dedicated to excellence and improvement in healthcare services.

Job Details: Director of Finance Opportunity

  • Position: Director: Finance
  • Location: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Western Cape
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Reference No: GSH1/2024
  • Salary: R 1,162,200 – R 1,365,411 per annum (with a portion customizable to personal needs)
  • Closing Date: April 26, 2024


  • Educational Qualification: An undergraduate Degree (NQF level 7) in Finance/Accounting, recognized by SAQA.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years at a middle/senior managerial level.
  • Certifications: Pre-entry Certificate for the Senior Management Services is mandatory. Candidates lacking this may register and complete the course through the National School of Governance.
  • Skills: Strong leadership, strategic planning, operational management, and organizational skills are crucial.
  • License: Valid driver’s license.


  • Financial management of supplier payments and equipment purchases.
  • Minimizing irregular expenditures and achieving unqualified audits.
  • Overseeing patient administration and revenue collection to improve financial management services.
  • Monitoring budget expenditures and providing monthly financial reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with procurement best practices and health sector regulations.

Application Process

Applying for the Director of Finance role at Groote Schuur Hospital is a straightforward process, designed to ensure fairness and accessibility for all candidates. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the application process:

  • Prepare Your Application:
    • Ensure you meet all the necessary qualifications and requirements listed in the job posting.
    • Gather and prepare all necessary documents, including an up-to-date CV, certified copies of your ID, driver’s license, academic qualifications, and proof of registration at relevant statutory bodies (if applicable).
  • Register for the SMS Pre-entry Certificate (if you do not already possess it):
    • Visit the National School of Governance (NSG) website at SMS Pre-entry Programme to register for the Pre-entry Certificate for Senior Management Services.
    • Remember that all costs associated with this course are the responsibility of the applicant, and completion is necessary before an appointment can be confirmed.
  • Submit Your Application:
    • Applications must be submitted before the closing date of April 26, 2024, at 12:00 AM.
    • Ensure that your application includes all the required documents and information. Incomplete applications may be disqualified.
    • Application submissions can be done through the Western Cape Government’s job application system or directly to the HR department of Groote Schuur Hospital as specified in the job announcement. Please confirm the exact submission method through the contact provided in the job listing.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Dr S De Vries at (021) 404-3178. Applicants may be subjected to a competency test, and appointments are contingent upon successful security clearance and verification checks.

Embark on this fulfilling journey by applying for the Director of Finance position before the deadline on April 26, 2024. Join Western Cape Government in shaping a healthier future for all, anchored by sound financial practices and innovative leadership in the healthcare sector.