Mining Jobs: Communications Practitioner

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19 May, 2014

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Mining Jobs in South Africa

Petra Diamonds Limited is an important supplier of rough diamonds to the international market, with a major resource base of 309
million carats. The company offers an exceptional growth profile within the diamond sector, with a core objective to grow annual
production to around 4 million carats by FY 2014 and further increase output to over 5 million carats by FY 2019.

Job Grade: C3
Reference Nr: PDSA036

Job Description: To support the implementation and maintenance of the communications program by promoting the activities of the Company to establish and influence opinions and attitudes of internal and local external clients according to sound
communications principles. Candidates with disabilities, who are suitably qualified, are encouraged to apply for the
position. The position is based in Kimberley.


Tasks and Responsibilities:
 Interpret and support the implementation of corporate internal communications strategy, policy and processes
 Perform internal stakeholder engagement
 Co-ordinate, compile and implement internal communication interventions including:
o Facilitating and collecting copy and photographs for internal newsletters and other publications, and the production of draft
editions of such publications
o Monitoring and providing content to digital communication systems, e.g. electronic notice boards
o Monitoring, assisting and facilitating corporate identity related issues, e.g. signage, corporate clothing and other branding
 Advise on the planning and assist with execution of internal communication campaigns
 Support business units to effectively communicate their roles, objectives and strategic projects to all employees
 Compile a budget for own activities and ensure adherence to allocated budget
 Render assistance with official visits and functions


Minimum Requirements:
 Grade 12
 Diploma/Degree in Public Relations and Communication or equivalent relevant three-year qualification
 At least 5 years previous experience in Communication and Public Relations in a formal/ corporate environment
 Registered with PRISA as a Public Relations Practitioner (PRP) or qualifies to register as PRP within 12 calendar months from
 Proven computer literacy in MS Office
 Experience of desktop publishing package, such as Corel Graphics suite, Corel Ventura or InDesign
 Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English
 Valid Code 8/ E/ EB driver’s license

Other Skills / Competencies
 Sound knowledge of the Mining Industry
 Good interpersonal skills and relationships
 Functional ability in photography
 Ability to work in an environment that is both deadline-driven and requires a high degree of flexibility

Petra Diamonds is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in
line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening, profile testing, on mine
assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Short listed candidates will be
required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference
will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area.


If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an authorised Application Form, your résumé, qualifications and ID when applying.

Please complete an application form (available here) and forward,
together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to [email protected], fax 086 086 692 2442 on or
before 30 May 2014. Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are
approached in this regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines: South Africa 0800
22 22 00 (toll free from an RSA landline) or international +27 12 305 2711.

Anybody asking you to pay money to schedule your interview or offer you job may be a scam

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