Senior Manager: Learning and Development – We are hiring

Senior Manager: Learning & Development

Senior Manager: Learning and Development will be responsible to enable the achievement of the company strategy through capacity building and skills development of employee’s and community by increasing forestry-training offerings, which will further contribute to combatting poverty and unemployment in communities.

The successful candidate will be based in Tshwane, Gauteng.

Position Description
Strategy Formulation & Execution:

  • Develop the company’s Learning/Training and Development Capacity
  • Building or Skills Development strategy that will support business through the development of employees’ skills and empowering communities.
  • Translate Human Capital strategy into Capacity Building and Skills Development plan and facilitate execution thereof.
  • Establish an Academy of Excellence which will assist in professionalising the forestry sector through quality training and development.
  • Lead Learning and Development initiatives of the Company  employees at all levels and Leadership capacity development programmes.

Operational Excellence

  • Support Government skills development initiatives and serve the broader industry by developing a forestry talent pool.
  • Provide training interventions and graduate programmes to the adjacent communities giving priority to land claimants, women, youth, people living with disabilities and contractors within the Company  value chain.
  • Drive transformation through prioritising previously disadvantaged groups (Youth, Women and PWD’s).
  • Ensure capacity and skills development of training instructors to ensure they meet minimum SETA requirement.

Training Quality Assurance

  • Develop the Company’s Forestry Academy Training Quality Assurance Framework (TQAF).
  • Ensure compliance of training programmes with the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and training standards.
  • Maintain the Company accreditation with FP&M SETA and facilitate the extension of scope to other SETA’s.
  • Ensure training material is updated, accredited, and aligned to SAQA Units Standards.
  • Ensure registrations of the Company Assessors and Moderators.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the Company Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report( ATR).
  • Oversee the training implementation plan and PIVOTAL plan.
  • Oversee the payment of Skills Development Levies (SDL) and claim Discretionary and Mandatory Grants.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance through Quarterly Monitoring Reports (QMR).
  • Develop and implement Training Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Identify accredited and registered programmes to address gaps identified.


  • A Post Graduate Degree or equivalent NQF 8 qualification
  • Human Resources Development/ Training & Development or similar qualification
  • Qualified Assessor & Moderator


  • A minimum of 8 years’ intensive experience in Learning/Training and Development environment or other similar position of which 3 years of experience is at senior management level
  • Envisaged candidate is expected to display a great deal of knowledge to manage the Training and Development Department, which includes strategy development and projects management
  • General understanding of Human Capital value chain
  • Understanding of employee learning and learning technologies and e-learning platforms Understanding of employee learning and learning technologies and e-learning platforms
  • Ability to design and produce relevant training materials including e-learning courses
  • Significant experience with effective learning and development methods
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Experience with working with SETA’s / ETQA and SAQA
  • BBBEE Legislation


To apply, send your CV via email to Ms Thembi Nkosi to:

For more information about this role, go to Placement Partner

If you have not been contacted for an interview within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.


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