• Conservation Jobs
  • Cape Town
  • Applications have closed.


SANCCOB is a leading marine conservation non-profit organisation, and seeks to employ a Receptionist to join the Table View centre in Cape Town on a full-time basis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the switchboard and screen and direct calls in a professional manner
  • Manage the reception area so that it is welcoming, neat and professional at all times
  • Manage secretarial duties including the welcoming of guests, preparing for meetings and taking minutes of meetings, if required
  • Maintain and replenish office stock such as stationery and general supplies – such as tea and coffee and bathroom supplies
  • Manage call-outs and requests for maintenance of the company printer
  • Ensure up to date and professionally drafted admin folder is available at all times
  • Ensure up to date and professionally drafted First Responders folder is available at all times
  • Ensure staff contact list is kept up to date
  • Ensure “how to” manual is kept up to date as well as extension list on switchboard
  • Ensure all staff sign policy documents when required and the HR policy file is signed by all staff members
  • Assist the Procurement and Inventory Officer with receiving of deliveries, stock takes and inventory variance reports
  • Assist the Procurement and Inventory Officer with placing orders, checking pricing, obtaining discounts and obtaining quotations
  • Weekly banking and post office trips
  • Coordinate volunteer drivers for collections
  • Conduct weekly vehicle inspections and ensure all company vehicles are looked after and well maintained
  • Ensure Port Elizabeth personnel and penguin colony personnel submit vehicle checks for your review and management as above
  • Assist with basic bookkeeping duties, including receiving statements and petty cash
  • Assist with shop sales
  • Assist with administration, filing and ad-hoc duties

Requirements are as follows:


  • Matric qualification and a tertiary qualification will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum 5 years working experience.


  • Passion for seabirds and/or marine conservation, with a mission-driven work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small team but also to execute work independently and take the initiative when required.
  • Emotional intelligence, including strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong command of English as a working language is essential.
  • Valid Code 8 drivers licence.

The Receptionist will report to the Accountant of SANCCOB.

Please send your CV and letter of motivation (max. 3 pages) with contactable referees for attention: the Accountant to melissa@sanccob.co.za

Closing date for applications is 25 June 2020

Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond with applicants chosen for interviews.