Vacancy: Senior Manager, Compliance and Enforcement

07 Nov 2023


Senior Manager, Compliance and Enforcement

Full-time, Ongoing contract ASO8 - $119,317 - $123,822 
Do you:
  • Have demonstrated experience in successfully managing compliance and audit frameworks?
  • Thrive on being a positive and proactive leader?
  • Relish the opportunity to contribute across all functional, regulatory and advisory aspects of our work? 

The Essential Services Commission is looking for an experienced leader in the compliance field to join our Regulatory, Monitoring and Evaluation team in the position of Senior Manager, Compliance and Enforcement. If you are ethical, responsive, accountable, have an inquiring mind and enjoy building inclusive relationships, this position may be for you.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Senior Manager, Compliance and Enforcement is responsible for leading the Commission’s compliance, audit and enforcement operations to ensure:

  • regulated entities conduct operations and activities pursuant to the requirements of the various Acts, Regulations, Guidelines & Codes administered by the Commission
  • market monitoring outcomes are utilised to provide performance information to consumers, guidance and performance feedback to regulated entities, and
  • the Commission’s compliance, audit and enforcement approach is efficient and effective in driving positive consumer outcomes.

The position requires high level leadership, communication, analytical and strategic skills, and a sound understanding of industry structure, audit and compliance management processes.

To be successful in this role, you must have demonstrated experience in:

  • Leading and managing staff to promote high individual and team performance, and a positive and productive work environment.
  • The preparation of high-quality documentation and effective reporting.
  • Policy development, regulatory development or legal analysis.
  • Conducting more complex investigations into possible non-compliances with the various regulatory instruments administered by a regulatory authority. 

A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as Law, Economics, Accounting or Commerce is a prerequisite for this position.

About 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 conduct Inquiries to inform the South Australian Government on economic and regulatory policy issues, and provide advice to local government.

What we can offer 

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

We support our employees to deliver high quality outcomes by prioritising the development of a positive and highly supportive work culture, fostering employee relations and valuing health and wellbeing. We also offer all staff ongoing professional development and access to generous learning and development provisions. 
We are committed to an inclusive workplace that values diversity, and actively promote a culturally safe workplace by developing and implementing inclusion-based action plans, including a Reconciliation Action Plan and Disability Access Inclusion Plan.

In addition, the Commission is proudly White Ribbon Australia accredited and 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 should include a resume and a cover letter of no more than 500 words outlining how your skills will complement the role and our organisation. 

For further information about the role, please contact George Kamencak, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation on 08 8389 8836 or via email.

Applications should be addressed to Rachel Wilkinson, Manager, People and Corporate via email to [email protected].

Applications close 5.00pm on Wednesday, 22 November 2023.