We are hiring at the Commission

Position vacant: Director Consumer Protection and Pricing

The Commission has a rare opportunity for a new Director, Consumer Protection and Pricing to join our team at an exciting time in our history. 

The Director, Consumer Protection and Pricing is a key leadership position within the Commission, managing and delivering the critically important work of the Consumer Protection and Pricing Group. Responsible for the management and delivery of the Commission’s regulatory design and implementation functions, this role has a focus on providing leadership to the Group and across the organisation, high-level strategic advice and the effective development and implementation of key areas of regulatory work, including: service standards, consumer protection requirements, pricing determinations and access and competition reviews.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and with direct access to Commissioners and close working relationships with other Directors, a critical part of your role will be in engaging with consumers and consumer groups, government, industry and other regulatory bodies, including other regulatory organisations, in order to effectively deliver the Commission’s objectives and work program.

We are seeking applications from dynamic executives with outstanding interpersonal communication skills who can demonstrate exceptional senior leadership and management outcomes, preferably from within a regulatory environment. You will understand the legal and methodological frameworks underpinning South Australia’s economic regulation, or be able to demonstrate the ability to have successfully and rapidly transitioned into a complex environment akin to that of the Commission. This may include significant change or reform experience at a State or Commonwealth level, or from within the private sector.

You will have proven advocacy, relationship management and representational skills at all levels, a commitment to ethical practices and behaviours, experience managing complex functions and strong planning, project management and budget management skills. This is an exceptionally exciting position, available for the first time since 2010, which delivers a critically important function to South Australians from within a highly dynamic environment.   

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 towards domestic violence and disrespectful behaviours of any kind in the workplace and in the broader community. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Nick Stillwell at Stillwell Management Consultants on 08 8212 0999.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 9 May 2021.