Gauteng Dept of Health Vacancies: Property Caretaker at Steve Biko Academic Hospital


Are you passionate about maintaining beautiful grounds and gardens? Do you have a knack for working in a formal cleaning environment? If so, we have an exciting job opportunity for you! The Department of Health is seeking dedicated and experienced individuals to join the Administration and Logistics Directorate as Property Caretakers at Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

Reference Number: refs/020729
Directorate: Administration and Logistics
Number of Posts: 2
Package: R131 265.00 per annum plus benefits
Enquiries: Mr. MS Mphahlele: 012 354 1851


  • Educational Qualification: Grade 10 or higher
  • Experience: Prior experience in a formal cleaning environment, grounds maintenance, or waste management
  • Skills: Ability to work collaboratively with fellow workers, physical strength and health, capacity to work under pressure, and willingness to work shifts
  • Flexibility: Willingness to relieve or relocate to other sections of Administration and Logistics as needed


As a Property Caretaker, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Maintenance and development of hospital grounds and gardens
  • Removal of garden waste
  • Planting of plants and flowers
  • Cutting of trees
  • Watering of plants and flowers
  • Preparation of event platforms
  • Supervisory functions in any section of Administration and Logistics as determined by managers
  • Maintenance of horticulture equipment
  • Adherence to Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations

Application Process

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted strictly online via the E-Recruitment portal. No hand-delivered, faxed, or emailed applications will be accepted.

For assistance with online applications, please email your query to Applications should be accompanied by:

  • A fully completed and signed new Z83 application form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or online at
  • A recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Important Notes:

  • Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and detailed CV will be disqualified.
  • Applicants must indicate the post reference number on their applications.
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than six months on or before the day of the interview.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Additional Information:

  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to vetting and personnel pre-employment suitability checks (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification, and employment verification).
  • Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.
  • Medical Surveillance will be conducted on the recommended candidates.
  • The Department of Health aims to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through these posts.
  • The Department reserves the right not to appoint or fill this post.
  • The Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know.

Closing Date: 24-06-2024

Location: Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Encouragement for People with Disabilities: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the upkeep and beautification of one of South Africa’s leading hospitals. If you meet the requirements and are ready to take on the challenge, we encourage you to apply today!

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