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:

2.1 Three donor director vacancies; and
2.2 One independent non-executive director vacancy.

3. Requirements for the positions

3.1 The applicant for the donor director position(s) must:

(a) Be a natural person who has:
(i) voluntarily provided to the Company, at least 2 donations within the preceding 12 months; or
(ii) been deferred at a SANBS Donor Clinic from providing a donation/s and is still within the deferral period; or
(iii) retired by SANBS from providing donations due to medical reasons or age cut-off.

(b) Be able to demonstrate significant experience and expertise at board/board committee level in one or more of the following areas:

• Ability to provide strategic input into developments in the medical sector and its regulatory environment;
• Corporate governance expertise and experience including but not limited to overseeing:
o an effective control environment;
o combined assurance;
o systems for effective ethics, risk, compliance and technology governance; and
o remuneration and people governance
• Business and commercial acumen, including contributing to strategy development and oversight of implementation.

(c) Have at least one of the following qualifications:
(i) CA (SA) and the financial skills as are necessary to fulfil audit committee duties;
(ii) A legal qualification and experience in corporate and regulatory law;
(iii) An MBChB degree and medical skills relating to blood transfusion; and
(iv) Any other degree relevant to position requirements.
3.2 Applicants for the independent non-executive director position must have two or more of the skills/expertise listed in 3.1 (b) and at least one of the qualifications listed in 3.1 (c) above.

4. Employment Equity

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

5. Application Process

Each applicant must submit their Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) containing not more than 5 pages to by close of business on 3 May 2019. Donors to include their donor numbers on their CV’s. At a minimum, the CV must contain the applicant’s full names, Identity number, physical address, qualifications and relevant experience.

For queries, please contact Lebogang Madika on: 010 003 6735.

6. Interviews will be held on 12 and 13 August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by no later than 31 July 2019.

6.1 Successful candidate(s) for the donor director positions will be elected by the National Council on 9 November 2019.
6.2 The successful candidate for the independent non-executive director position will be appointed by the Board on 12 September 2019.

Should you not have been contacted by 31 July 2019, please consider your application unsuccessful.