POSITION: Head of Sustainable Development


NATURE OF BUSINESS: Subsidiary Mine of a Diversified Resources Investment Company  


JOB LOCATION: Rustenburg District


REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer



SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: The Head of Sustainable Development will be responsible for improving and driving socio-economic development and environmental management programs as well as co-ordinating overall management strategies and integrating sustainable development with key business processes. In addition this individual will foster relationships with communities and implement communication strategies and engagement plans whilst ensuring compliance of all policies that affect sustainable development.




  • At least ten years’ experience, of which five at senior management level, in sustainable development with particular emphasis on driving socio-economic development and environmental management
  • Must have transformation experience from a business and BEE perspective
  • Strong communications, networking and dispute resolution skills, with ability to manage complex issues with cultural sensitivity
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience of mining compliance laws





  • A persuasive individual  who is prepared to stand his/her ground but has the ability to gain support and win both loyalty and respect
  • Ability to establish personal rapport and command respect from directors and executive management within the group
  • A strong confident personality who is able to influence others and make contributions
  • Must be able to think strategically, have an investigative orientation and have excellent verbal skills and written communication skills from a legal perspective


Note: Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.