A unique opportunity to lead the South Australian Government’s Veterans’ Affairs folio. Reporting to the Chief Executive, Defence SA, the Director is responsible for managing all policies, grants, services and relationships within the veterans’ community and within state and federal governments.

Special Conditions:

  • This is a contract / term vacancy up to 36 months.
  • The incumbent is required to enter into an annual performance agreement.
  • Work outside of normal hours will be required as will intrastate and interstate travel involving overnight absences.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Australian military experience is highly desirable.
  • Awareness and understanding of national and local veterans associations and programs.
  • A demonstrable history of leading teams and delivering successful programs.
  • A proven track record of building successful relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to interpret key information into advice and actions.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of historic and contemporary veterans related matters.
  • The ability to manage a budget.

Application Guidelines:

All applications must be submitted online via

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, together with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience giving consideration to the key selection criteria in the specific technical knowledge, experience and skills in the job and person specification. Applicants must submit a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Our Commitment to Diversity:

The South Australian Government is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups.


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