TAFTA staff

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A vacancy has become available for the position of IDPR Divisional Manager.

Suitable candidates with the following qualifications and experience are invited to apply.

Lead the Department to meet the Income Development and Public Relations goals.

Qualifications: Marketing / Fundraising / Business Management. Knowledge of Business Administration and Human Resource Management
Skills/Experience: Marketing and Public Relations processes/techniques; Principles of Fundraising; Computer Literacy – DMS or similar would be an advantage; Financial management, tracking and reporting; Effective presentation skills and techniques.

1. Marketing and Public Relations program meets short, medium and long term operational and strategic goals and objectives.
2. Fundraising program meets short, medium and long term operational and strategic goals and objectives.
3. Sound governance applied to financial and administration operations of the division and organisation.
4. Effective team working together to achieve organisations goals.

Please note that the appointment for this position will be the 1st March 2022.
Full job description available on request.
All interested parties who meet the minimum criteria and qualifications are invited to apply for the above position. Applications must be forwarded to: Marshnee Naidoo, 4th floor Kings Hall, marshneen@tafta.org.za.

Closing date for applications is 30th November 2021.

TAFTA reserves the right to not appoint an internal candidate and to advertise and fill the post externally.


Providing suitable and affordable accommodation for older persons remains our greatest challenge. TAFTA manages 13 well organised and secure residential facilities within the greater Durban area, that cater for the specific needs of the elderly – including 3 frail care units and 4 Assisted Living facilities. Please click here for a full list of accommodation to rent or buy on our Life Rights Scheme.

We have a full time Maintenance Department, which takes care of routine repairs to our buildings, as well as renovations of bathrooms, kitchens and communal living areas.

The social workers are responsible for assisting and empowering older people to lead a better quality of life. Practical advice and information about resources available to older people, theraputic counselling and budgeting, which all form part of the service, along with providing relevant information on ageing and other related issues. These services include Ageing In Place, Home Based Care and Meals on Wheels, which enable elderly people to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Operations Division reaches out to over 5500 older people monthly, through the social workers, as well as our four Wellness Centres and various clubs, which are popular meeting grounds and jointly boast a membership of over 2000 older people.

Value for money and service excellence are critical standards that are maintained by our Procurement Department, which is responsible for negotiating contracts with various outsourced service providers. We also have our own IT Department, which supports staff and strives to improve efficiency via technology.
Our business is caring for older people and creating awareness of their needs and issues – none of which would be possible without compassionate, dedicated and hardworking staff.

TAFTA employs approx. 330 people – about half of whom are outsourced – ranging from management and professional staff to skilled and semi-skilled workers. Skills development is encouraged by means of both internal and external training courses, covering subjects such as palliative nursing care, conflict resolution, time management and organisational skills, financial management, basic first aid, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, bereavement and grief, substance abuse, mental health care, depression, suicide and the elderly.

We also have in place an employee wellness programme designed to help staff cope emotionally and achieve personal growth and job satisfaction.
With operating costs amounting to around R5.4 million per month, the importance of fundraising and awareness programmes cannot be over emphasised. We are truly grateful to our many loyal donors who support our efforts to care for the elderly.

Whether this support is in the form of gifts of cash or donations in kind ... participation in our annual Golf Day and other fundraising events ... or time given freely by volunteers – each and every contribution makes a difference.
This division provides support to the core services in the areas of transport, building projects, health & safety, security and Life Rights support. It also oversees various commercial enterprises, including two charity shops in central Durban.

In addition, the commercial catering unit 'Cook n Care' in Falcon Park, New Germany, provides nutritious meals for all TAFTA facilities as well as the Meals on Wheels Service. Just short of 70000 meals are delivered every month, with the highlight being the 2000 superb three-course Christmas lunches served to all our residents during the festive season. In 2014, Cook 'n Care launched a new product range – Frozen Food to Go – providing affordable 'heat and eat' meals that pensioners can conveniently prepare and enjoy in their own homes.