Legal Superintendent - Corporate

Location: Johannesburg North, South Africa
Salary: -
Recruiter: Future Careers
Job Ref: FCLS-0030_5707

We have an existing opportunity for a Legal Superintendent in the Johannesburg North area. You will need to assist the company's general counsel in attending to legal matters in the field of procurement (tender and contracts), vetting of contracts, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration, basic company secretarial work and health and safety legislative adherence.



Job Description

Duties (will include but not limited to):   

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

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

Customer Relations:

  • Ensure Customer Satisfaction by providing high quality legal service to the business
  • Formal Feedback from General Counsel and nominated in house customers


  • Advise on legal aspects pertaining to tenders
  • Draft, negotiate, review and ratify contracts
  • Monitor implementation of contracts
  • Provide early warnings for breach
  • Ensure notices in terms of the contracts are issued timeously
  • Draft and update the company's standard terms and conditions
  • Draft templates for the company's standard contracts

Other Legal Agreements:

  • Draft, negotiate, review and ratify contracts
  • Conduct legal research and draft opinions
  • Inform stakeholders on changes to legislation and common law
  • Analyse legal position and make recommendations in consultation with General Counsel and/or external legal Counsel
  • Deal with day to day legal issues as they arise and as instructed

Basic Company Secretarial:

  • Assist General Counsel administer company documents, registers and minute books for the company
  • Draft director and member resolutions
  • Draft minutes of meetings
  • Assist General Counsel during annual external audit
  • Register, protect and defend company intellectual property

Policies and Procedures:

  • Implement procurement policies and procedures
  • Implement Group legal policies

Dispute Resolution:

  • Assist General Counsel in the negotiation, initiation, prosecution/defence, settlement of disputes, arbitration and litigation

Legal Resources:

  • Maintain and update the Legal library and electronic resources

Workplace Competencies Required:


  • Apply case law and judicial precedents to business related issues
  • Assess legal contracts for business
  • Comply with legal requirements in business
  • Keep informed about current legal affairs
  • Contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace
  • Manage own legal files and records
  • Behave in a professional manner in a business environment

Legal Admin:

  • Operating computer systems
  • Identify and maintain own files and records and understand why it is necessary to create evidence and maintain confidentiality
  • Administer the Legal Dept. electronic database


  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the South African Legal framework
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of procurement, commercial law and contracts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of company law
  • Demonstrate an understanding of dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration processes and associated risks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic business principles, the business and the environment in which it operates
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Mine Health and Safety Act, (Act 29 of 1996) (as amended) and its application


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