Commissioner – South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET)

The Treasurer, Hon. Rob Lucas, MLC, is calling for expressions of interest from high calibre candidates for the role of Commissioner to the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET). Applicants should be a legal practitioner of at least 5 years standing or have extensive knowledge, expertise or experience in workers’ compensation.

SAET is the principal employment dispute resolution forum in South Australia. It also resolves workers’ compensation disputes under the Return to Work Act.

SAET is an independent, accessible forum for responding to and resolving disputes quickly, that operates with minimal formality and cost, while promoting the best principles of decision-making.

Commissioners are required to conduct compulsory conciliation conferences in accordance with the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014, Statute Amendment (South Australian Employment Tribunal) Act 2016, SAET Regulations and the SAET Rules.

A Commissioner may be appointed on a full time or part-time basis.
To be successful you must have the ability to work in a high-volume and complex case-driven work environment and to resolve and determine disputes within limited timeframes. You will also have impeccable personal integrity, a demonstrated commitment to fairness, understanding of diversity issues and excellent dispute resolution skills.

The recruitment process will also have regard to an appointment that reflects a diversity of experiences, including exposure to both employee and employer interests.

To find out more about this role, and to apply visit: Job Reference 385434.

For confidential discussions about the role please contact Brett Quilliam, Department of Treasury and Finance, 8226 3642, or Kristian Holling, 8226 3038.

Applications should be received by 5 pm 22 May 2020.