Oudtshoorn Municipality, nestled in the heart of the Western Cape, is seeking passionate and skilled individuals to join its dynamic team through Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs. This pivotal role as a Mayoral Committee (MAYCO) Assistant places you at the forefront of driving strategic initiatives, providing support to the Mayor and Mayoral Committee in serving a vibrant community. If you have a flair for administration and a dedication to local governance, this opportunity might be the perfect fit for you.

About Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs

  • Reference Code: WC/045/EM/EM/004
  • Closing Date: 13/06/2024
  • Remuneration: T6 (R 156 994 – R 203 809)


To be considered for Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs as a Mayoral Committee Assistant, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Matriculation (Grade 12)
  • Up to 2 years of applicable experience
  • Current Code B driver’s license
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) required
  • Fluency in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape


As a Mayoral Committee Assistant within Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs, your responsibilities will include:

  • Event Coordination: Assisting in the planning and coordination of internal executive events and functions involving the Mayoral Committee Member.
  • Support for Executive Events: Ensuring sufficient support is provided for executive events/functions and VIP visits, maintaining the professionalism and reputation of the Office of the Mayoral Committee Member.
  • Administrative Support: Providing necessary support to meet specific administrative reporting deadlines effectively.
  • Record Maintenance: Maintaining records and related information to ensure accessibility of details/correspondence supporting specific processes and decisions.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Strengthening relationships with customers/clients (internal/external) by addressing telephone calls and inquiries promptly and professionally, promoting a positive image of the Executive Mayor’s Office.


Candidates for Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs as a Mayoral Committee Assistant must exhibit a range of competencies, including:

  • Core Professional Attributes: Written and oral communication, attention to detail, influence, ethics, professionalism, organizational awareness, problem-solving, planning, and organization.
  • Functional Skills: Business procedures, technology utilization, data analysis, and processing.
  • Public Service Orientation Skills: Interpersonal relations, communication, service delivery focus, client service, and customer focus.
  • Personal Attributes: Initiative, resilience, adaptability to change, cognitive skills, and orientation towards learning.
  • Management/Leadership Skills: Impact and persuasion, team collaboration, and setting direction.


The role of Mayoral Committee Assistant within Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs comes with several perks, including:

  • Housing subsidy
  • Thirteenth cheque (annual bonus)
  • Pension fund
  • Medical aid fund
  • Study assistance scheme
  • Transport of furniture under specific conditions

Application Process

To apply for Oudtshoorn Municipality Jobs as a Mayoral Committee  Assistant, follow these steps:

  1. Application Form: Complete the official application form of the Oudtshoorn Municipality.

  2. Covering Letter and CV: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae.

  3. Certified Copies: Include certified copies of qualifications and identity documents (not older than three months).

  4. References: Provide particulars of at least three recent contactable references.

Submission Details

Submit your applications to:

  • Chief HR Officer: Support Services, Department Corporate Services

  • P.O. Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620

  • (Submit applications to Recruitment & Selection section, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn)

Related: Registering on the ESSA Labour Database for Government Jobs

            Additional information

            • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

            • If not contacted within 30 working days after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

            • Curriculum vitae will not be returned.

            • Appointments will align with the council’s employment equity plan.

            • The council reserves the right not to make an appointment.

            • Applications sent via email or late applications will not be considered.

            • Any misrepresentation in the application will result in automatic disqualification.

            • Candidates must be willing to participate in an interview.

            • Previous employers and recent references may be contacted.

            • Qualifications, credit, and criminal records may be verified.

            • Appointment is subject to signing an employment contract and performance agreement.

            Joining the team at Oudtshoorn Municipality as a Mayoral Committee Assistant offers an opportunity to contribute to the efficient coordination of executive events and functions. With competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package, including a housing subsidy and medical aid fund, this role presents exciting prospects for professional development. Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting their application form, covering letter, CV, and certified copies of qualifications to the Chief HR Officer. It’s important to note that canvassing will result in disqualification, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

            Oudtshoorn Municipality looks forward to welcoming individuals committed to excellence and service delivery to its dedicated team.