Intern (contract appointment: 1 year)

Job Details

Intern (contract appointment: 1 year): (Job ID 5313) – (1028)

Job Title: Intern (contract appointment: 1 year): (Job ID 5313)

Organizational Unit: University of the Free State -> Student Affairs -> Housing and Residence Affairs

Contract Type: Contract

Occupational Level: Unskilled

Location: Bloemfontein Campus – Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary)

Closing Date: 9/7/2023


KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Duties and responsibilities

 •    Ensure that all guest reports, dockets, and correspondence are completed accurately and punctually.
•    Make reservations for guests.
•    Ensure that check-in and check-out procedures are strictly adhered to.
•    Report any faults to Maintenance Section.
•    Liaise closely with Housekeeping on check-ins and check-outs.
•    Ensure all takings for the day are correct, balanced and banked according to the policy and procedure.
•    Ensure charges are correctly entered into the Guest’s Folio.
•    Ensure float, cash and credit takings for the shift are balanced and the cashier report is completed.
•    Handle conference enquiries.
•    Carry out any other function and responsibility as directed to ensure the smooth running of the front desk.
•    Willing to work assigned shifts and weekends.
•    Assist on occasion with breakfast and other functions.
•    Perform any other duties as required by Housing and Residence Affairs Management.

Inherent Job Requirements:

•    A bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Diploma/B. Tech degree/Postgraduate Certificate on NQF level 7 or a 3-year National Diploma on NQF level 6 in Hospitality Management or an equivalent qualification.


•    Experience in Hospitality Industry.


Key Competencies Required:

  • Results oriented:
    • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic Thinking:
    • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
    • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organized manner.
  • Business acumen:
    • Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in using MS Office.
  •  Leading:
    • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
    • Ability to be cooperative with others, display good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions:
    • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Required Documents

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
•    A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
•    Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
•    A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
•    Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
•    A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable);
•    A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Closing date:
9 July 2023.

A stipend of R8 293.75 will be paid per month. 

For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9810 or email at
or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 2979 / 9813 / 9814/ 9848 for assistance.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at : Equity/EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf?csf=1&web=1&e=TjtoXH

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

How to apply

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website:

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