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Facilitator/ Coach

Fochville, North West 1 February

Metworx Pty Ltd

  • Description

  • Over time, people at the lower levels in large, well-established, hierarchical organisations get disconnected from the business purpose, numbers and resources. This disconnect triggers shifts in control behaviour, that lead to creeping operational inefficiencies, which gradually lock up value for the business. If you want to see what unattended creeping operational inefficiencies look like from the outside, try renewing your driver’s license. Metworx are Behaviour Engineers, specializing in control behaviour – i.e. making the number do what we want it to do, when we want it to do that. In Structured Partnership with our clients, we help them make their people more valuable by shifting control behaviour and thus unlocking their potential operational value. We know that this is a little off the beaten track, but we’ve been doing this since 1995, and we’re getting pretty good at it.
    If this interests you, read on. We’re always looking for good people. Our business is quite cyclical, so we don’t fill positions, but always have a pool of potential good people that we can chat to as and when we need to grow. We’re looking to expand that pool at the moment.
    What makes a good person for us? An unusual blend, as it happens. Making people more valuable starts with a sense of purpose beyond just oneself. Self-discipline, the ability to get stuff done, a genuine affinity for people, grit, authenticity, competence with numbers [numbers indicate control behaviour] and integrity are all very important for us. You must be teachable – if you already know everything, stay where you are.
    We don’t lecture or present. We assist discovery, sometimes otherwise known as facilitation. To do this, you need to be good listener, be explicitly non-judgmental, be sincerely interested in people, be self-aware, be curious and able to ask good questions. You need to be confident, without being arrogant.
    Passionate people do well with us. It’s not that critical precisely what you’re passionate about, just that you feel strongly about things, and can articulate this. Actually, that’s not entirely true. If you’re an anti-vaxxer, or a flat-earther, or think that chemtrails are a thing, don’t apply. Even we have limits.

    While we are very serious about what we do, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. If you can’t laugh at yourself, click out now.
    Oh, and you should be a team player. No, really. We operate as small, self-managed site teams, so you have to play well with others. No ‘I’-specialists.
    Our work is not for the faint of heart – even people who know that they need to change their behaviour are grumpy about having to do it right now. Being okay with conflict is very much part of the deal.
    This is not an office job. We work on site with the client, wherever they may be. Some indoors, but lots of outdoors. You’ll also be away from your blankie and your budgie during the week, most weeks. If we get work out of the country, you can probably take your blankie with you, but the budgie will have to stay here.
    On the plus side, you get to meet all kinds of interesting people, most of them eventually grateful to have us there to help them become more valuable to their particular marketplace.
    A final, and important, point – you ain't gonna get rich working here. We pay okay, we look after our people properly [everyone is a shareholder, BTW], and you sleep the sleep of the righteous, but none of us do this for the money. We take the money, but it’s not about the money. If bling is your thing, apply at the parastatals. Better do it soon though – that particular party appears to be winding down.
    Does this sound interesting? It’s hard work, we must be honest. Not for snowflakes.
    When we succeed – and we try very hard to succeed every time – we fundamentally empower the people we work with. They are better connected and can make Better Business Decisions. These Better Business Decisions make their business more profitable, stronger and more resilient. This in turn keeps people employed, which pays salaries and taxes and groceries and teachers and healthcare and suppliers and utilities and transport and rates etc., all of which keeps vital money pumping into the community. Which brings us neatly back to making people more valuable to the marketplace, the part that gets us out of bed in the morning with a smile.
    Don’t worry too much about exactly how we do what we do, or exactly what you’ll be doing. We’ll teach you everything you need to know. It’s tough, but not impossible.

    What you need:
    • SA Citizen, with good written / spoken English, and preferably able to speak / understand isiZulu or isiXhosa.
    • A good matric [you are teachable, and are self-disciplined] preferably with some kind of recognised tertiary qualification related to facilitation.
    • Some meaningful facilitation experience. Not lecturing.
    • Some meaningful work experience. People who have realised that home / school / varsity are not the real world, and have gotten over that disappointment, but are still flexible and teachable.
    • To be willing to be away from home during the week. We don’t have a ‘head office’ – you’re either on site adding value, or you’re on leave.
    • A valid passport. If we work internationally, you will be away on a rotational schedule.
    • To be currently based within a 200km radius from Potchefstroom. Yes, it’s a real place.
    • To be medically and physically fit.
    • To have a valid SA driver’s license and your own reliable transport.
    • To have a functional smart phone.

    Email the following
    • CV including your contact details;
    • A few paragraphs about why you think you might be a good match for us, and why you think we might be a good match for you.
    Please note – we’re serious about that discipline thing. Applications that don’t have the requested documentation will be automatically rejected.

  • Number of vacancies: 10
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Years of experience: 1
  • Driver's license: A
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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  • Facilitator/ Coach

  • Recruiter

    Metworx Pty Ltd

  • Province

    Fochville, North West

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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