The Opportunity

Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney-General's Department

Job Title: Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney-General's Department
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Adelaide CBD, South Australia
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH24919_1551853594
Contact Name: Tom Mutch
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2019 09:38

Job Description

  • Exciting and fulfilling work
  • Statutory appointment of seven years
  • Adelaide location


The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) promotes justice by protecting the rights of all South Australians, holding people to account according to the law, improving safety, and contributing to an efficient, just and independent criminal prosecution service. It promotes fair, timely and economical access to justice.


The South Australian Attorney-General is currently inviting expressions of interest for the role of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The DPP is a statutory officer, independent of AGD, who initiates and conducts criminal prosecutions in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia. The DPP also initiates and conducts appeals in the Full Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.


The successful candidate will be an outstanding advocate and relationship manager, with outstanding organisational leadership and a proven track record in the field of legal practice (including extensive experience as a criminal advocate in indictable matters at both trial and appellate level). Your mandate will also include the ongoing review of the DPP's Office, with a view to achieving more efficient, effective and timely dispensation of justice.


You will be a barrister or solicitor within Australia of not less than 7 years standing, admitted in the Supreme Court of South Australia or eligible for admission.


A strategic understanding of the issues facing the legal system, the administration of the criminal justice system, and the Government's criminal law reform agenda is highly desirable. An understanding of the public sector is preferred albeit not a prerequisite.



How To apply:

  • Read the Job Specification available here and the Job Application Pack available here before applying
  • Upload BOTH a current Curriculum Vitae (Word format) and your Cover Letter

NOTE: For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Mutch at Derwent on (03) 9691 1333 quoting reference number 24919.

CLOSING DATE: Midday on Friday 29 March 2019