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RECRUITING FOR CAPE TOWN OFFICE

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
The Sovereign Group is a large international trust company with 26 offices around the world. Sovereign’s core business is setting up and managing onshore and offshore companies, trusts and other structures to meet the specific personal or business needs of our clients. Typically these needs would include tax planning, wealth protection, foreign property ownership, pension planning and facilitating cross-border business.

JOB SPECIFICATION:
The applicant must be a fluent and articulate English and Afrikaans speaker holding an undergraduate degree obtained from a reputable tertiary institution. Applicants with a marketing background will receive preference.

The successful applicant will work closely with our overseas offices to develop the best marketing strategy for two South African offices, i.e. Cape Town and Johannesburg.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

    • Conduct and present insightful market research to identify opportunities to create innovative events and campaigns.
    • Liaison between the Hong Kong office where the head of marketing is based and Sovereign Trust (SA) Limited.
    • Production and distribution of marketing material and packs for consultants and financial advisors.
    • Source advertising opportunities and placements of adverts in the press and specialist publications.
    • Design, plan and manage events including international conferences, seminars, launches, media events, auctions, charity events and international company events.
    • Develop and manage a strategic plan of action for every event.
    • Execute all functions as per legal guidelines and regulations.
    • Facilitate communication with venue management, stand designers, caterers, service providers and equipment rentals to ensure efficient running of events.
    • Train and co-ordinate event-staff to ensure that all operations and duties are executed smoothly.
    • Manage the branding and marketing of materials for events.
    • Co-ordinate art exhibition events in South Africa in collaboration with the Head of Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) based in Hong Kong.
    • Represent SAF at high-profile events such as the Cape Town Art Fair and the FNB Jo’burg Art Fair.
    • Identify and co-ordinate fundraising opportunities for SAF in South Africa.

    GENERAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Management of overall operations including petty cash management, office systems, ordering inventory and supplies and utilising office equipment effectively.
    • Ordering stationary, office equipment and furniture as required.
    • Organise all domestic and international travel arrangements and VISAs.
    • Ensure that staff adheres to quality standards and proper procedures.
    • Manage all support, cleaning and maintenance staff.
    • Coordinating meetings and networking events.

    The successful applicant will be based in Cape Town. There will be the opportunity to contribute to the wider functioning of the office, working closely with our international offices to ensure excellent client service around the world.

    Interested applicants should initially apply by hand written letter clearing stating why they think they are suitable for this position. The letter must state current and expected salary and enclose colour desk photograph and full CV. The letter together with the other documents should be emailed to Coreen van der Merwe at cvandermerwe@SovereignGroup.com

    REMUNERATION PACKAGE
    A basic salary of R15 000 together with a medical aid contribution (R1 800) and retirement annuity contribution (5% of basic salary) after three months of employment.

    CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2017

    The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

    The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


    RECRUITING FOR DUBAI/GIBRALTAR OFFICE

    JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPER

    Job Title: Full-stack Web Developer
    Department: IT & Marketing
    Hours: Approximately 39 hours a week

    Job Purpose
    The Sovereign Group is seeking a curious, motivated, technically adept and flexible Full-stack web developer to research, design, develop, and/or modify enterprise-wide websites and/or applications software.

    Main Activities
    As a Full-stack web developer, you will be creating/modifying all brand websites, external-facing portals, sales/service applications, and web/mobile based applications. You should be an expert in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and have a good portfolio of sites you’ve worked on in the past. We are interested in developers who have done more than just theming a website. The ideal candidate will be able to create custom applications and functionality without relying on existing open-source plugins.

    The person in this role will be working closely with the project and marketing teams to help find solutions to web/mobile applications. He/she will contribute ideas and be innovative in new/existing application to drives customers to more user friendly portals by focusing on clean code, responsive design, and cross-browser/device performance.

    Key Qualifications

     Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming – PHP
     Strong knowledge of PHP web frameworks (such as Laravel, Symfony)
     Advanced knowledge of RDBMS
     Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
     Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
     Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks
     Proficient understanding of cross-browser/device compatibility issues and ways to work around them
     Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them
     Experience in working with WordPress
     Working knowledge of using a variety of API’s – Google, Facebook, YouTube etc
     Comfortable in creating and using web based REST APIs
     Must have hands on experience on Web servers like Apache/Nginx
     Must have hands-on experience in architecture and distributed system design
     Comfortable in working on Linux platform
     Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills

    Additional Duties
    To attend supervision, training and meetings as and when required. You may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks within the company that may be deemed necessary.

    Person Specification

     Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with 5+ years of work experience with Full stack web/mobile application development.
     Strategic yet hands-on with excellent communicating and presentation skills.
     Proven experience with handling numerous projects simultaneously.
     Excellent command in both written and spoken English.
     Must be self-motivated and driven.
     Desire to learn and share new practices.

    The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

    The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

    To apply for this position, please complete the form present at the bottom of this page and click Submit.


    MANAGEMENT TRAINEES  – Europe & Asia

    As a result of continued expansion, Sovereign is looking for qualified professionals to assist senior management teams in several of its worldwide offices. Applications from new or recently qualified lawyers or accountants will be especially welcome but we would also be interested to hear from more experienced individuals – particularly those who may have a client following.

    Experience in cross-border commercial transactions, tax and estate planning would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given. Of more importance will be excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to learn fast in a dynamic company. An attractive salary and remuneration package, commensurate with experience, will be offered. The position will appeal to confident well-motivated individuals who are looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a multi-national organisation. Some international travel will be required.

    Please complete the form below and click Submit.


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Sovereign Trust (Gibraltar) Limited
Tel: +350 200 76173