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Executive Employment Opportunities

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) recognises the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of South Australia. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for each vacancy.

The South Australian Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and safety is a core value.

Current Executive employment opportunities in the department are listed on this page.

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Director, Customer Service and Transformation


Adelaide CBD

Temporary Appointment
(Up to 3 years)

24 May 2019


Vacancy Number. 347405

On July 1, 2019 the South Australian Government will establish the new South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA).

SAPTA is focused entirely on the delivery of public transport services – buses, trams and rail.

Its mission is to deliver a customer-first public transport culture in SA that puts people before projects. Its goal is to increase public transport patronage and reduce road congestion.

The Director, Customer Service and Transformation is a key appointment, with responsibility to drive this customer-first culture within SAPTA’s operations, maintenance and service delivery.

Working collaboratively with the Chief Executive, Executive Director and leadership team, the successful candidate will have accountability for key customer functions including ticketing, information and services.

As a member of the SAPTA Executive team, the Director, Customer Service and Transformation will be expected to set a new standard for service excellence across the entire organisation through their personal behaviour and leadership.

We are seeking a leader who is skilled in contemporary service design and delivery, is able to integrate people and technology, and is experienced in program management to deliver service transformation across multifaceted functions. The ability to work on a tight budget utilising lean and efficient business practices is essential.

If you are a passionate and dynamic leader with a proven track record of success, high integrity and demonstrated resilience in a changing environment, we want to hear from you.

Additional Notes

Applicants are required to submit an application of no more than two pages and a curriculum vitae demonstrating their suitability for the role. In addition applicants are required to complete the Cover Sheet quoting the vacancy number and the Pre-Employment Declaration with their application for employment.

Enquiries to:
Ms Anne Alford
Executive Director, Public Transport Service
Telephone: (08) 7109 7213 

Application Instructions
Ms Janice Collinson
Level 18, 77 Grenfell Street
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001

Role Statement
Cover Sheet
Employment Declaration
Guide to Apply