The Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) Job Opportunity

Posted on :

30 Apr, 2019

Category :

Administrative Jobs in South Africa

The Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) is an established Special Rating Area (SRA) and provides top up services as a provider to the City of Cape Town.  These services include public safety, urban management and social development with an additional focus on arts and heritage projects.

Job Title: Office Coordinator

Job Location: Cape Town.


  • Frontline reception (telephonic and walk in enquiries)
  • Community liaison contact point for all enquiries, referrals to managers for solution, tracking responses and closing out queries
  • Provide administrative support to the CEO and management team
  • Consumables ordering for office and programmes
  • Deliver the annual AGM in conjunction with the CEO
  • Maintain the OBSID annual calendar, managing reminders and updates
  • Complete OBSID membership and Director administration in conjunction with CEO and Company Secretary
  • Control petty cash systems and reporting
  • Communications support – special projects, social media, website content
  • Maintain the OBSID business directory
  • Maintain health and safety programme for OBSID


  • Minimum of three to five years’ relevant work experience in an administrative or frontline role, backed up by a relevant qualification
  • A valid driver’s licence and own vehicle would be advantageous
  • High levels of computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite)
  • An interest in community issues and in understanding how the OBSID can deepen and improve its services within its mandate, as well as an interest in Observatory as a suburb
  • To be systematic and thorough in approach and able to see activities and tasks through to completion
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Sound finance management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • To be open minded and willing to learn
  • Some flexibility as regards availability to work after hours or on weekends as may be needed

To apply

Submit your CV and a short letter of application to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Friday, 3 May, 2019

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