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Director People and Corporate

  • Have a strong and strategic focus on people and culture?
  • Thrive on contributing in a small, high performing executive team of experts? 
  • Relish the opportunity to contribute across all functional, regulatory and advisory aspects of an organisation’s work? 

The Essential Services Commission is looking for a professional, driven and capable leader to join our executive team in the position of Director People and Corporate.  If you are ethical, responsive, accountable, have an inquiring mind and enjoy building inclusive relationships, this position may be for you.

The position

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will provide a high level of professional leadership, management and advice across the Commission on all corporate issues, with a focus on people and culture.  

You will have a strong understanding of the relationship between people, wellbeing and performance and value a culture that promotes the importance of accountability for outcomes while maintaining flexibility.  

You will be accountable for the development and delivery of wellbeing strategies and programs, including the continued development of a professional, resilient and highly collaborative culture, as well as for the design, delivery, implementation and evaluation of the

Commission’s workforce, finance, risk, information technology, industry licensing and administration functions.  

Together with your team, who you will lead and develop, you will provide corporate support to the Commission’s regulatory and advisory teams to enable and facilitate the achievement of our Strategy and Performance Plan. 

High levels of internal and external stakeholder engagement will be expected from this executive position, with the ability to forge and maintain strategic relationships. 

You will have and exercise sound professional judgement in decision making and be open to innovation and creative thinking. You will be suitably qualified and motivated to join a team that is keenly focused on protecting South Australian consumers’ long-term interests.

The Commission

The Commission adds long-term value to the South Australian community by meeting its objective through independent, ethical and expert regulatory decisions and advice. We are a statutory authority established as an independent economic regulator and advisory body to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. 

Our role incorporates licensing, consumer protection, service standards, pricing, monitoring, compliance and public reporting in the water, electricity and gas industries, and access regulation of essential ports and rail infrastructure. We also provide advice and conducts Inquiries to inform the South Australian Government on economic and regulatory policy issues.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time, remote and hybrid working arrangements. 

The Commission adopts a zero tolerance approach to towards domestic violence and disrespectful behaviours of any kind in the workplace and in the broader community. 

How to apply

Applications can be addressed to Ms Alison Surjan, Director, Executive Recruitment, HM Executive and be made directly through seek. Please register your email address to receive a copy of the Executive Candidate Brief by phoning 08 7071 7273.