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Although judicial proceedings will generally be bound by the requirements of natural justice to a greater degree than will hearings before administrative tribunals, judicial decision-makers, by virtue of their positions, have nonetheless been granted considerable deference by appellate courts inquiring into the apprehension of bias. This is because judges ‘are assumed to be [people] of conscience and intellectual discipline, capable of judging a particular controversy fairly on the basis of its own circumstances’: The presumption of impartiality carries considerable weight, for as Blackstone opined at p. 361 in Commentaries on the Laws of England III . . . ‘[t]he law will not suppose possibility of bias in a judge, who is already sworn to administer impartial justice, and whose authority greatly depends upon that presumption and idea’. Thus, reviewing courts have been hesitant to make a finding of bias or to perceive a reasonable apprehension of bias on the part of a judge, in the absence of convincing evidence to that effect.

L'Heureux-Dube and McLachlin JJ
Livesey v The New South Wales Bar Association [1983] HCA 17; (1983) 151 CLR 288
20 October 2014

Triangle Project seeking a Director

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR

Triangle Project is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town which focuses on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The organisation’s main areas of operation are the provision of health services, community development, public education and advocacy. We are seeking a dynamic person to lead the organisation.

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the consistent achievement of the organisation’s mission, strategic objectives and financial sustainability.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Initiate and facilitate overall strategic and operational planning, design and delivery of programmes, as well as the assessment of programme effectiveness;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of organisational performance;
  • Ensure financial sustainability of the organisation (fundraising; donor liaison);
  • Manage and control expenditure within agreed budgets;
  • Ensure the smooth day to day management of the organisation’s work flow processes by maintaining effective systems and planning tools;
  • Integrate and build synergies into the work of finance, admin, and programmes areas;
  • Monitor, measure and report on organisational development plans and achievements;
  • Manage and develop direct reporting staff;
  • Implement staff development and performance management programmes;
  • Generate reports in line with governing body and donor needs; and
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of issues that impact on the work of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 5 years’ experience at director level or, at a minimum, 5 years’ experience at a senior management level;
  • Have a proven track record in the LGBTI and Human Rights sectors;
  • Be a politically astute ambassador for the LGBTI cause and the organisation;
  • Have strong fundraising abilities;
  • Have a sound understanding of LGBTI issues;
  • Have strategic leadership ability and a systems thinking approach to organisation development;
  • Have financial and project management skills;
  • Be well organised and accomplish work under tight deadlines
  • Have excellent communication skills and command of MS Office programmes;

Triangle Project practices affirmative action for LGBTI people.

Applications must accompany a motivation letter, updated CV, names of three work related referees and be e-mailed to: triangle2014recruitment@gmail.com by Monday 17 November 2014.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection process will include the appropriate competency tests related to the key performance areas highlighted above. In instances where additional reference requirements arise, candidates will be required to provide such additional information.

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