Learn to Earn Vacancies


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With its motto of ‘a hand up – not a hand out,’ Learn to Earn is a skills development organisation, made up of an NPO, NPC and a PTY, which develops unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually, irrespective of  colour, creed, ethnicity and religion. Our vision is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa. Our basis for human-scale development is based on restorative justice. Through providing a programme that recognizes human dignity and the human right to live a meaningful life, we aim to assist individuals to regain their self-respect. We do this by empowering them to provide for themselves and for their families. We are a Christian organisation and to certain expects we require employees to be active and practicing church going Christians. Should you meet the brief we invite you to apply. 

Training interventions provided by Learn to Earn are circumstantial, practical and market related. What is innovative about Learn to Earn is the methodology and ethos behind its training interventions. The ethos of the organization is about rebuilding the self esteem, dignity, self respect and ambition of our trainees.

The holistic concept to development facilitates the complete development of the unemployed person. Our vision and mission is applied through offering skills training and job creation activities to the unemployed.

The following vacancies are available at Learn to Earn:
Ground UP Business Manager - based at the LtE Head Office in Claremont
Human Resource Manager
- Senior Management - based at the Khayelitsha Campus
Donor & Resource Administrator - based at the LtE Head office in Claremont  

Further details on each of the vacancies can be found below


Donor & Resource Administrator
LtE seeks to appoint a Donor & Resource Administrator to the Fundraising Team. This is a full time positon based at our Head Office in Claremont. 

Objectives of the position
Through providing sound administration support to assist with the development and growth of the income stream for the organisation, primarily through financial donations, in addition to pro bono services and material/goods donations. To work on researching funding opportunities, dealing with reporting administration requirements and managing funding cycles.

Primary Responsibilities:
• To be responsible for the administration regarding maintaining the existing donor base and existing reporting structures.
• Researching new funding opportunities with local, regional and international corporations/trusts.
• Administer funding proposals.
• Be involved in special events for fundraising, including but not limited to, Quiz Nights and Dinners.
• Researching cause-related marketing opportunities and B-BBEE opportunities.
• Submit the annual NPO report and contribute to the development of LtE’s annual report.
• To work closely with the LtE Director in establishing additional revenue streams.
• Sending of thank you letters/receipts/Tax Certificates and BEE documentation to donors and partners.
• Pipeline management using Salesforce: tracking proposals sent, reviewed, accepted or declined.

Requirements: (In addition to Personal Qualities listed below)
• Minimum of three years experience working in the non-profit sector;
• Ability to work to deadlines, and achieve agreed income targets;
• Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
• Sales experience will be an advantage.
• Ability to work as part of a team;
• Scheduling and conducting site visits and tours for present and potential supporters
• Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Office, and CRM tools preferably Salesforce.
• Must possess a current driving licence and own vehicle, and be prepared to travel locally.
• To endorse and promote the philosophy of ministry of LtE, likewise to promote and endorse the code of conduct of LtE.

Personal Qualities:
• Is a committed Christian with a sound understanding of holistic human development from a Christian perspective
• Member/regular attendance of a local evangelical church
• Ability to make things happen (self-motivated)
• Detail oriented
• Good networking skills
• Well-organised and structured
• Good communicator written and verbally and comfortable with public speaking
• Knows how to communicate inter-culturally
• Calm under pressure
• Personal characteristics of determination and perseverance, perceptive and creative

To be discussed

Application Process 
When applying for this position, please email a full CV, references (including a letter from your Pastor) and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


Ground UP Business Manager 

LtE seeks to appoint a Business Manager for the Ground UP project, to be based in Cape Town.This is a permanent, full-time position.

Ground UP (GU) has two aspects - a Barista Training Academy (GUA) and a Franchise Business. Ground UP Business involves the income generating activities including entrepreneurial activity and highly in demand Mobile Barista units geared to service various events across the Western Cape and business skills and mentoring for running one of the Ground UP units.


  • Implement the vision, mission and philosophy of ministry of LtE through the development of Entrepreneurs within the GU Business (GUB) franchise model. This will require the formalisation and development of the model based on a social franchising approach
  • See to the successful implementation of the model and ensure all structures, policies, processes, procedures and the mentoring of franchisees occurs successfully, resulting in the proliferation of profitable GUB trading units, whether in the form of trailers, corporate solutions or GU Express Cafés
  • Manage all logistical matters pertaining to GUB Trading Units; ensuring excellence, consistency, and reliability of service
  • Manage matters pertaining to the GUB Franchise for new business opportunities
  • Manage sales, sales targets and budgets
  • Report to the Director of Learn to Earn Development Enterprise (PTY) Ltd. on all operational, financial and strategic matters
  • Work with the Director, ED Facilitator and other staff to ensure the spiritual welfare of the organisation and spiritual growth of the staff
  • Work with Media and PR department in relation to all branding and marketing material (visual and printed)
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Management team to plan and pray together concerning strategy for LtE, particularly the GUB and the synergy with the GUA
  • Research and report on best practice methodologies and processes regarding coffee, coffee making and the industry trends
  • Strategic planning, development and implementation of the LtE Ground UP Project in Cape Town for now
  • Meet regularly with LtE role players for purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the Project including the provision of relevant reports on the growth and development of the Ground UP Project
  • Identify and establish trading opportunities for additional roll out of GUB Units
  • Lead the implementation and the ongoing development of the GUB while working closely with GUA and the ED Facilitator to ensure a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs
  • Liaise with the ED (Enterprise Development) Facilitator on the progress entrepreneurs are making, offering specialist input where required
  • Liaise with and support the Donor Developer and Resource and Partnership Developer on funding and partnering opportunities


  • Knowledge of the coffee industry and business, in particular franchising at the very least have the acumen to be able to quickly come up to speed with the industry, and concepts
  • Should be driven and adaptable, as the position initially will require a lot of time and input beyond normal working hours. This includes weekend work related to events or functions
  • Ability to work with, manage and guide people from diverse backgrounds and educational levels
  • Must be a competent barista in their own right so they are able to troubleshoot and be relieve staff
  • Has acute attention to detail, is practical and is a solution driven, especially when working on events and the issues that periodically arise
  • Have a valid driver’s license and experience in towing trailers, in particular must be able to reverse with a trailer
  • Ability to manage the financial process from budgeting to expenditure, giving full account for all facets
  • It would be advantageous to have some basic mechanical skills as well- work with tools
  • Willingness to travel in and around the City of Cape Town
  • Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role
  • Participate in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings
  • Participate in the employer’s Annual Staff Retreat
  • We go away together for a weekend
  • Participate in the employer’s Annual Report Back Meeting and other FR Events
  • Be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer
  • Endorse and promote the employer’s Statement of Faith, Vision and Mission Statements and Statement of Principles
  • Promote the employer and obtain financial support therefore
  • Outside of the employees above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, including but not limited to sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry

To apply, submit an updated CV (excluding certificates) plus three contactable references, a letter of reference from you current church leader, and your faith journey should be sent to The Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In your covering letter please indicate your current and required salary, your mobility to travel between branches and notice period with your current employer, if any. 

Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview


Human Resource Manager for the Learn to Earn Group

Learn to Earn seeks to employ a Human Resource Manager for the Learn to Earn Group. This position is a permanent appointment and would report to the Director of Learn to Earn. There would be various indirect reports that would provide and assist in achieving the KPA’s of this position. We are a Christian organisation and to certain expects we require employees to be active and practicing church going Christians. Should you meet the brief we invite you to apply for the above position.

To manage an effective and efficient Human Resources unit to achieve the organisations objectives and strategies.

To ensure full compliance to the BCEA, EE, LRA , SDA, OHSA, SETA development and maintenance and implementation of HRM polices


• Manage the administration of all time and attendance records
• Manage and monitor the effective administration of employment conditions of all employees.

• Manage the review, development, and implementation of a streamlined recruitment and selection procedure.
• Manage the provision of a support and administrative service to all line managers in the areas of short-listing and the constitution of interview panels.
• Manage and administer permanent and fixed period employment contracts.
• Ensure the alignment of Human Resources policies and procedures to meet the human resources strategic objectives.
• Ensure the alignment of Employment Equity Plan to the Human Resources Plan and strategic intentions of the organisation.
• Ensure that the organisation meets its reporting requirements in respect of HRM.
• Ensure and provide strategic human resources management support to the senior management team.
• Ensure the effective and efficient management of human resources management information within the organisation
• Updating of Human Resource policies in accordance with latest legislation.

• Provide strategic leadership and ensure the development of a training and development strategy and plan that is aligned to the strategic objectives and priorities of the organisation.
• Ensure the alignment of the training and development plan to the strategic objectives and priorities.
• Ensure the provision of resources for the effective implementation of the training and development
• Ensure the development of a talent management strategy and plan, aligned to the long term strategic intentions and objectives.
• Implement and perform induction programme for all new staff members
• Implement and perform exit interviews for staff terminations (i.e. resignations, retrenchment or dismissals).

• Ensure the development of an integrated performance management approach, in support of achieving the strategic objectives and priorities.
• Ensure the uniform and effective implementation of the performance management system across units within the organisation.
• Monitor the performance management findings and evaluate the impact on the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives and priorities
• Ensure job evaluation on all posts is conducted in line with policy requirements
• Conduct organization work-study investigations into effective and efficient utilization of resources, to identify resource requirements and optimization of business processes.

• Develop and implement structured, strategized Employee Health and Wellness programmes.
• Liaise with, manage and monitor external employee wellness service providers.
• Plan interventions based on risk and needs analysis.
• Monitor and evaluate the implementation of wellness interventions.
• Management of Health and Productivity programmes in line with the Employee Health and Wellness Framework for the organisation.
• Manage the Occupational Health and Safety Committee – (safety, health, environment, risk and quality)
• Promote an occupationally healthy and safe environment for all employees within the organisation.
• Ensure the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases.
• Manage and co-ordinate all COID claims and processes
• Report to SMT any requirements around employee assistance
• Implement and manage disciplinary procedures
• Ensure the effective management of Human Resources Management records and information (including performance management information); so to enable effective management of employees within the workplace.
• Ensure the effective management and integrity of all Human Resources Management transactions including leave, salaries and salary payments, annual performance based increments, benefits administration etc.
• Ensure compliance with SARS on PAYE and issue of IRP5’s and IT3 annually

• Manage Branch Managers in terms of HR Administration
• Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

• Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience at management level
• Knowledge of SETA landscape and National Human Resource Strategy Competencies
• Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, to motivate and develop people as they work, and identify the best people for the job
• Ability to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, and to bring others together and trying to reconcile differences
• Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical
• Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
• Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
• Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
• Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
• Communication; Professionalism; Computer literate; Knowledge of all applicable Acts: SDA, OHSA, LRA, BCEA, EE; Interpersonal skills, Project Management skills
• Excellent command of English, written and verbal. isiXhosa or isiZulu would be useful
• Intercultural work experience and knowledge

An updated CV (excluding certificates) plus three contactable references, a letter of reference from you current church leader, and your faith journey should be sent to: The Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In your covering letter please indicate your current and required salary, your mobility to travel between branches and notice period with your current employer, if any.

If you have not received a response within 4 weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful. This advertisement has the minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional, relevant information as criteria for short-listing.


The following apply to all Learn to Earn jobs:

General Requirements:
• Hold to LtE's statement of faith and be an active member of an evangelical church.
• Be in possession of a relevant qualification and relevant Certificate or Diploma (if applying for a Training position) as a facilitator.
• Have at least 5 years' experience working in training environment (if applying for a Training position)
• Working knowledge of the SETA environment.
• Excellent English communication and report writing skills.
• Good computer skills.
• Knowledge of Xhosa would be beneficial.
• Ability to work inter-culturally.

General Responsibilities:
• To participate in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings, the staff language programme "Word-a-day", and the weekly services.
• To participate in the employer's Annual Staff Retreat. We go away for a weekend.
• To participate in the employer's Annual Report Back Meeting which is held on a Saturday.
• To be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer.
• To endorse and promote the employer's Statement of Faith, Mission Statement and Statement of Principles.
• Staff development in the field of focus will be offered from time to time. To enrol in a systematic theological educational programme would be encouraged. The possibility exists that as a staff we may do an in-house course on the theological basis for holistic ministry.
• To promote the employer and obtain financial support therefore.
• Outside of the employee's above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, such as sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry.

Work Hours:
• The current normal work hours are 08h00 to 16h30 on Monday to Thursday and 08h00 to 15h30 on a Friday
• Teatime will be from 10H30 to 11H00. Lunchtime will be taken from 13H00 to 13H30 daily.
• These hours are subject to change at the Director's discretion.
• Occasionally you may be required to attend activities outside of the above hours. This would not be considered overtime.

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