National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Legal and Administration Specialist (Trusts)
Posted date [2018-May-04] (ID: 67848)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and highly qualified Legal and Administration Specialist at their corporate office in Gauteng.



To assist Samancor Chrome’s Trusts and work independently in attending to legal and administrative matters as they arise and as instructed, in particular the field of Trusts, company secretarial, trusteeships, legal research and opinions.



Comply with SHEQ requirements (SHEQ Toolbox)

Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status

Understand legislation relating to SHEQ and advise the business on application and compliance



Customer Relations:

Ensure customer satisfaction by providing quality Secreterial Admin and legal service to the Trusts

Interpret formal feedback from Trustees and identified persons



General Legal:

Deal with day-to-day Trust issues as they arise and as instructed

Conduct legal research and draft opinions

Inform customers of changes to legislation and the common law


Trust / Company Secretarial:


Scheduling and preparation of agenda for all trust meeting

Taking action to implement all matters arising from meetings

Minute taking and maintenance of minute book

Maintenance of attendance register

Record keeping in terms of Deed and supplying copies to client company, trustees and stakeholders in education and communication process

Seeing to registration and deregistration of trustees

Sourcing all legal, auditing and tax advice required by the trust

Maintenance of trust records as per trust deed

Oversite of trust income and expenditure records

Designing and managing all physical reporting to trustees, beneficiaries, stakeholders and client company

Stores all the scheme rules in accordance with the trust deed

Management of all Trust suppliers



Act independently as “Company Secretary” for Samancor Chrome’s Trusts, Foundation and Community companies and ensure legal compliance pursuant thereto.


Legislative Compliance:

Ensure that Samancor Trusts are in compliance with legislation, including but not limited to:

Trust Property Control Act 1988Companies Act 2008

Consumer Protection Act 2008

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act

Identity areas of non-compliance and prepare reports to Trustees in that regard

Advise on remedies for non-compliance


Advisory Services:

Guidance and advice on all shareholders issues facing the trust

Guidance and advice to trustees to ensure sound corporate governance

Designing education and communication strategy and implementation plans

Advice on savings and / or investment options to enhance savings capacity for beneficiaries

Facilitation between trustees and stakeholders should issues of difference arise

Stakeholder management at senior level


Education, Communication and Training:

Assist with Workshop Training Facilitation and Evaluation

Preparation and production of annual Q & A handbook



Negotiate, draft, comment on, and ratify legal agreements as required


Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration:

Initiate, prosecute/defend, settle minor legal disputes independently

Assist General Counsel in the initiation, prosecution/defence, settlement of major legal disputes


Legal Resources:

Oversee maintenance of the Legal Filing System and electronic database


Workplace Competencies:


Apply case law and judicial precedents to business related issues

Assess Trust Deeds for Trustees

Comply to legal requirements in business

Keep informed about current affairs related to one`s own industry

Contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace

Manage Legal records

Behave in a professional manner in a business environment

Operating computer systems

Identify and maintain the types of records required in own industry and understand why it is necessary to create evidence and maintain confidentiality

Administer the Legal Department electronic database


Legal Administration:

Operating computer systems

Create an evidentiary trail and maintain confidentiality



Minimum Requirements:

Degree (LLB)

4 years relevant experience 

Job Title Legal and Administration Specialist (Trusts)
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Trusts
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Sandton
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-May-23
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Legal

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