Applications are sought for appointment to the office of Deputy President, South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). The Deputy President will be a non-judicial officer appointed by his Excellency the Governor for a term of five years. Remuneration is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.
SACAT is a state Tribunal that helps people in South Australia to resolve matters within civil and administrative law, either through agreement at a conference or mediation, or through a decision at a hearing. SACAT also conducts reviews of Government decisions. The Tribunal’s jurisdiction has recently expanded and it now determines matters arising from over 80 Acts of Parliament.
SACAT is an independent statutory body that strives to be accessible and responsive to user needs, and deals with cases in a range of jurisdictions, such as residential tenancies, mental health, guardianship and administration, professional disciplinary reviews and a wide range of administrative decisions made by other areas of Government.
SACAT has been established for almost five years, utilises end-to-end digital systems and strives for continuous improvement, efficiency, accessibility and the delivery of fair outcomes.
The appointee must have seven years’ standing as a legal practitioner and have a high level of experience in the practice of administrative and/or civil law. Experience as a tribunal member or in appearing in tribunals, alternative dispute resolution and the administration of tribunals is desirable. The Deputy President will fulfil functions set out in the SACAT Act including determination of complex cases, and leadership in the administration of the tribunal.
The Deputy President’s functions include the hearing and determination of the Tribunal’s more complex cases in the original, review and internal review jurisdictions. The Deputy President has a significant role in the management of the Tribunal’s business which may include leadership of a list or lists, conduct of internal projects such as development of Rules, procedures and legislative amendment, and leadership of Members including professional development and performance appraisal.
For confidential discussions about the role please contact Anne Lindsay, Principal Registrar, on (08) 7424 7160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expressions of interest should take the form of a curriculum vitae and a short two page covering letter.
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The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.