CSIR is hiring a Boardroom Assistant. Apply with Grade 12!

Job Highlights

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is hiring a Boardroom Assistant. This is an exceptional career opportunity if you possess Grade 12 qualification.

Closing date: 12 July 2024

Location: Pretoria

The CSIR is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa.

The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

Job Purpose

The CSIR has a vacancy for Boardroom Assistant in the Facilities Management and Security Services Portfolio.

The incumbent will provide boardroom support services to ensure that meetings with internal and external clients run smoothly.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Boardroom Co-ordination:

  • Coordinate, monitor and accept boardroom bookings.
  • Setting up of boardrooms and preparing for meetings.
  • Adhere to clients’ booking requests (VC bookings etc.).
  • Liaise with clients and ensure that meetings are well coordinated.

  • Troubleshooting VC problems.
  • Report technical challenges to the Call Centre and follow-up with responsible persons (e.g. AV, boardroom facilities etc.).
  • Check and ensure that Boardroom facilities and equipment are operational (e.g. VC, projectors, plugs etc.).

  • Clearing and refreshing the boardroom after every meeting.
  • Liaison with the IT technicians to service the boardroom equipment (e.g. VC, Projectors, speakers).
  • Maintaining the standard of the crockery, glasses and cutlery by reporting and ensuring replacement of chipped and broken ones to ensure safety of users.
  • Ensure the boardrooms are available for use by unlocking the doors on time.

Refreshment Provision:

  • Ensuring cost recovery by submitting journals after meetings (where appropriate).
  • Prepare and serve refreshments as required.
  • Ensure that consumables are available (e.g. coffee, tea, milk, sugar).
  • Co-work with the caterers ensuring CSIR standards are maintained in the boardrooms.

Customer Services:

  • Interact with customers professionally and with respect to ensure the service provided is well received.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers to understand their requests.
  • Receive customers’ requests and attend to them speedily to improve or promote positive image of CSIR.

Procurement of Boardroom Consumables:

  • Obtain quotes as per policies and procedures.
  • Place order on procurement system.
  • Receive stock and generate receipt for payment.
  • Control and maintenance of stock.


  • Liaise with cleaners to ensure good housekeeping of boardrooms.
  • Report faulty boardroom facilities to the Call Centre.
  • Ensure that crockery and cutlery and available and cleaned after use.
  • Safe keeping of boardroom consumables and keys.
  • Ensure that venues are always neat and tidy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Grade 12 with at least 1 year experience as a Boardroom Assistant.
  • Time management.
  • Computer skills.
  • Must have telephone etiquette.
  • Event coordination skills.

How to Apply

You can VIEW MORE DETAILS AND APPLY HERE for this exciting career opportunity.

Closing date: 12 July 2024


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 7656 

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