Non-Executive Director vacancies

1. About SANBS

SANBS is a Non-Profit Organisation incorporated in terms of the Companies Act.
The mandate of SANBS is to provide blood transfusion and related services.
The company provides an essential life-saving service to patients, hospitals and the medical profession in South Africa through collecting, processing and issuing safe blood for South Africans. SANBS is rated among the best in the world in the provision of blood and blood products as well as in relation to research and training. SANBS’ products and services include the following:
• Red Cell Products;
• Platelet Products;
• Plasma Products;
• Autologous and Directed Blood Transfusion Programmes; and
• Cryo-preserved Progenic/Stem Cells.

SANBS operates across South Africa, with the exclusion of the Western Cape and is regarded as a key role player in the provision of technical knowledge and support to countries in the SADC region.

The board of directors consists of three types of directors namely;

1.1 Donor directors who are donors and are appointed by the National Council ;
1.2 Independent non-executive directors who are appointed by the board based on their skills in areas of their speciality; and
1.3 Executive directors who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the company and are appointed by the Board.

2. The Vacancies

SANBS invites applications from interested candidates for non-executive director vacancies. SANBS currently has 3 (three) vacancies for non-executive directors.

3. Requirements for the positions

Applicants for the donor director positions must have:
3.1 made a donation at a SANBS facility at least three times in the past year, or been deferred from donating at a SANBS donor clinic; and
3.2 proven business acumen and/or board experience.

Experience in stakeholder management as well as financial and audit committee experience will be an added advantage.

4. Employment Equity

SANBS subscribes to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

5. Application Process

The application with an attached CV must be submitted to the Company Secretary by close of business on 14 May 2018 for the attention of the Company Secretary to one of the following addresses:

  • Postal address: South African National Blood Service, Private Bag X14, Weltevreden Park 1715
  • Physical address: 1 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, Ext 22, 1709
  • Email address:
  • For queries, please contact Keri Young on: 011 761 9096

6. The Application must state the following:

6.1 Where the applicant saw/received this advert; and
6.2 Whether or not the applicant is a donor as per 3.1 above.

7. Interviews will be held on 20 and 21 August 2018.

Successful candidate(s) will be elected by the National Council on 10 November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 30 June 2018. Should you not have been contacted by 30 June 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.