The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
                                                                invites applications from suitably qualified South Africans for the position of

                                                                                    DRIVER TRAINER & VEHICLE FLEET MANAGER

The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), based in Grahamstown, is a National Research Facility of the National Research Foundation. SAIAB is world-renowned centre for the study of aquatic biology, with particular emphasis on ichthyology in Africa.

Key responsibilities:
• Provide in-house practical drivers learners licence training to staff, interns and students.
• Provide in-house practical driving lessons (develop driving skills) to staff, interns and students. Lessons to include towing and boat launching.
• Manage SAIABs vehicle fleet, which includes servicing, maintenance and repairs, licencing, inspections, refuelling of vehicles, record-keeping etc.
• Manage the SAIAB vehicle tracking system and provide monthly vehicle tracking reports.
• Management of all vehicle and trailer licences (annual renewals)
• Comply with Health and Safety standards and report any incidents immediately.
• Other general technical tasks as and when required.

Minimum requirements:
• Valid Driving Instructors certificate (Road Traffic Act 1989) (certificate to be provided)
• Valid and clean South African Driver’s license (Code EB) - no driving violations.
• 5 years’ proven experience as a Driving Instructor
• Understanding of motor vehicles and basic mechanical knowledge
• Computer literate
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills (patient, polite, friendly and helpful)
• Physically fit
• Extensive knowledge of road safety rules and regulations
• Adaptability and foresight to handle unexpected situation (traffic, weather conditions etc.)
• Clean criminal record

Applications and enquiries:
Apply for the above position following the link:
In addition to the application done through the career junction link please log onto the SAIAB website: and complete an application form and provide a detailed CV with all documentation as listed on the application form. A full job description can be found here.
CVs without applications forms will not be accepted

For further information you may contact our Human Resources Officer, Ms Bridgette Smith: Phone: 046-6035853; Fax 046-6222403; e-mail

SAIAB reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to this position as advertised
Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only

                                                                                                          Closing date: 22nd July 2019.

                                                                                     The NRF is committed to employment equity and redress

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