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Vacancy: Chief Executive & Registrar

The CMS is looking for a dynamic person with extensive experience in the healthcare industry to serve as Chief Executive and Registrar.

Reporting to Council and as the Accounting Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Council, the ultimate responsibility for the financial management of the Council and compliance with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

Key performance areas

  • Strategic LeadershipSupported by a strong management team, you will be required to provide appropriate guidance in the form of the development and submission of strategic plans to ensure that the Medical Schemes Act is implemented successfully and uphold professional values and ethics.
  • Relationship Management To manage Council’s interface and interaction with stakeholders (including the National Department of Health and other regulatory entities) in the medical schemes environment in a manner that advances the standing and functioning of the Council.
  • Support, provide information and advice to Council To advise Council on the implementation of the Medical Schemes Act and provide an efficient and effective mechanism for keeping Council informed with the activities of the Office.
  • Financial Management – To ensure that the Council complies with prevailing regulatory and administrative frameworks regarding the management and utilisation of budgets, and that all activity of a financial nature is conducted with probity and in line with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).
  • People Management and Organisational Development To continually monitor the organisation and management of the Office to ensure that it is able to achieve its objectives.


  • Degree in Medicine or Health Qualification at NQF level 8 and a Degree or an Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7 in Management Sciences or Finance or Health Economics. A Masters’ degree in Public Health or other Health Sciences or Management and Business will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience at executive management level.
  • Strategic planning skills and experience in conducting organisational effectiveness and efficiency reviews.
  • Experience with performance, planning, and reporting.
  • Proven skills and experience in leading and managing diverse teams.
  • Analytical thinking and sound judgment.
  • Good knowledge of the Council’s business.
  • Excellent appreciation of South Africa’s health policy landscape.
  • Good understanding of the South African health sector including health care financing issues.
  • Thorough understanding of the PFMA, National Treasury Regulations and Supply Chain Management processes.


Download the full advert here.

If you are motivated, tenacious, thorough, and capable of working with various projects simultaneously, you are invited to send your application to recruitment@medicalschemes.co.za

Applications close on 28 June 2024.

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