SACAT is a general civil and administrative tribunal that provides hearings, and conferences, conciliation and mediation, across a range of areas. 

The Tribunal’s objectives emphasise accessibility, efficiency and fairness and our aim is to provide fair access to justice and excellent service across all our jurisdictions. Tribunal members and staff work together to balance needs in a busy and challenging environment, and achieve this aim. 

SACAT provides a motivating and rewarding work environment where performance is recognised and valued. When you become part of our team you can enjoy the benefits of a rewarding career in a specialist organisation dedicated to best practice.   


Opportunities - administrative staff

From time to time vacancies arise and will be posted on the 'I work for SA' website of the South Australian Government.


Opportunity

Deputy President of the South Australian Civil & Administrative Tribunal

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 anne.lindsay@sa.gov.au.

Expressions of interest should take the form of a curriculum vitae and a short two page covering letter.

Information about the role and a copy of the job application pack can be found via this link.

 


Opportunities - tribunal members

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) are seeking applications for appointment as an Ordinary Member of the Tribunal. Ordinary Members are non-judicial officers appointed by his Excellency the Governor for a term of three to 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.

Appointees must have five years’ standing as a legal practitioner or have extensive knowledge, expertise or experience relating to a class of matter for which functions may be exercised by the Tribunal. Experience as a tribunal member or in appearing in tribunals or in alternative dispute resolution is desirable.

For confidential discussions about the role please contact Anne Lindsay, Principal Registrar, on (08) 7424 7160 or anne.lindsay@sa.gov.au.

Expressions of interest should take the form of a curriculum vitae and a short two page covering letter. For further information or to apply, follow this link.


Applications close: 25/10/2019 11:30 PM


Equal Opportunity

SACAT is a diverse workplace and an equal opportunity employer, meaning that it provides equal opportunity for all employees, regardless of aspects such as:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • marital status
  • sexuality
  • pregnancy
  • physical or intellectual impairment
  • family or carer responsibilities.

Graduate Recruitment

The Graduate Recruitment Program seeks to increase the number of university graduates achieving employment in the South Australian Public Sector. The 12-month training and development program provides a comprehensive and challenging induction into a South Australian Public Sector career path. 

SACAT actively seeks candidates through the program, including suitably qualified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduates. 

For further information visit the Graduate Recruitment Register.