Call for sexual harassment advisors

15 June 2009

Teachers learning: Attending a seminar on the honours degree in teaching French are (from right) Polo Lemphane, Kudakwashe Mahanya, (senior lecturer) Vanessa Everson, Sam-Hobbie Tembo, Jenette Reitsma, Salome Mutero, (lecturer) Sophie le Roux, Aimee Upshon and Sian Pierre.

The Discrimination and Harassment Office (DISCHO) is recruiting, appointing and training selected staff members as Sexual Harassment Advisors (SHAs), as required by UCT's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offences Policies.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • receive complaints of sexual harassment from DISCHO
  • assist, support, consult and liaise with complainants, alleged perpetrators and those initiating complaints into sexual harassment
  • provide reports and records to DISCHO on all referred cases
  • represent the best interests of a complainant or alleged perpetrator in formal communications with DISCHO, where such representation is required
  • liaise with the case officer in relation to responsibilities that may arise from disciplinary hearings
  • support DISCHO's educational work, where practical and reasonable.

If you have relevant experience, expertise and/or a passion for assisting in this area, please send an abridged CV with a letter of motivation to or fax 021 650 5754. The closing date is 30 June 2009 at 16h00.

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