Messenger/Cleaner | Department of Correctional services

Vacancy: Messenger/Cleaner (Ref No: JI 79/2023)

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Contract Duration: 12 Months

Salary: R125,373 per annum (Level 02), plus 37% in lieu of benefits.

Centre: Central Management Region/Bloemfontein

Messenger/Cleaner Requirements:

  • Grade 10 or ABET (NQF level 1-4) qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • Ability to operate machinery (vacuum, urn, etc.)
  • Reading and writing abilities
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Planning, organizing, and people skills

Messenger/Cleaner Duties:

  • Clean offices and maintain an orderly working environment
  • Clean GG vehicles and ensure equipment safety
  • Order cleaning materials as needed
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks assigned by the supervisor
  • Driver’s license (added advantage)

Application Submission Addresses:

  • Centurion/Northern Management Region: Private Bag 153, Centurion, 0046 or Block C 3, Eco Origins Office Park, Witch-hazel Street, Centurion, 0046.
  • Central Management Region: P.O. BOX 3839, Bloemfontein 9301 or Fedsure House, 3rd Floor 62 St Andrews Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.

Closing Date for Applications: 08 September 2023

Application Requirements:

  • Completed and signed new Z83 Form (obtainable from Public Service Department or DPSA website)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae with specific dates for relevant positions and experience levels
  • At least three contactable references
  • Certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate, Driver’s License (if applicable), and mentioned qualifications in the CV
  • SAQA verification report for foreign qualifications (only for shortlisted candidates)
  • All information and attachments should be submitted when requested.

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisted candidates will need to proactively provide the required documentation for verification prior to the interview.
  • The appointment of successful candidates will depend on obtaining positive results in security clearance and confirmation of qualifications.

Consent for Processing of Personal Information:

  • When you submit the employment application form, you actively consent to JICS processing your personal information for recruitment purposes under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).

Additional Information:

  • Skills/knowledge tests may be conducted for candidates where applicable.
  • Successful candidates will have a 12-month probation period.
  • JICS reserves the right not to make appointments to the advertised posts.
  • We expect the successful candidate to actively sign a performance agreement.

Please Note:

  • All application costs are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The appointment process follows the Public Service Act of 1994.
  • Diversity and equity employment are prioritized, with preference given to Whites, Indians, and people living with disabilities.


  • There was an address update for the posts of Independent Correctional Centre Visitors (ICCV) in Central Management Region/Bloemfontein. The corrected address is provided.
  • The closing dates for posts in the Central Management Region are extended until 8 September 2023.
  • The post of Independent Correctional Centre Visitor at Durban Medium A (ref no: JI 37/2023) has been withdrawn.

For any inquiries, you can contact Ms. P. Luphuwana or Ms. S. Suliman at Tel No: (021) 421 1012.

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