Working with SANTS

South Australian Native Title Services Ltd (SANTS) is based in the Adelaide CBD. SANTS is a small organisation covering a range of functions including legal services, corporate & community development and business services.

SANTS offers employees an opportunity to work for a not for profit body with a strong mission and values.  Additionally we offer:

Excellent salary and benefits packages, flexible working conditions, training and development opportunities, good work/life balance which is reflected in our family friendly policy, a number of different types of leave, including: Compassionate Leave, Parental Leave, Jury Service and Community Service Leave, Additional Leave Relating to Chronic or Serious Illness, Paid Special Leave, Ceremonial Leave and Leave Without Pay, Long Service Leave, Study Leave, Volunteer Leave


Advertised Positions
Business Services Manager – Full Time
Do you want to work in a flexible, friendly and rewarding not for profit environment?
Do you want to use your skills to manage a range of business services that will support the strategic direction of an organisation?
Do you have management and leadership experience?
Then this might be the role for you!

We are looking for an Business Services Manager to manage our Business Services Team (including finance, human resources, communications, workplace health & safety, administration, legal secretariat, information technology and information management).


Based in the Adelaide CBD but with some intra and interstate travel, to be successful you will need:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Management or Business or equivalent (human resources, management, accounting, commerce or other relevant discipline). Studies towards post graduate qualifications (desirable)
  • 5- 8 years experience in a Manager role
  • At least 3 years experience in managing teams/being a senior manager in a relevant industry
  • Leadership and strategic planning experience
  • Understanding of sound governance procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to manage HR or other project initiatives relevant to Business Services
  • High level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Return to work certification (desirable)
  • Strong experience working with a range of industrial instruments
  • Sound experience developing and delivering a variety of training programs
  • Experience working with and communicating with Aboriginal people
  • Experience in a diverse workplace
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity, and Workplace Health and Safety
  • Training and qualifications in the area of workplace, health and safety (preferable)
  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence
SA Native Title Services would like to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


If you believe this is you please email your application to by Wednesday, 4th March 2020 5:00pm 
Economic Development Officer - Fixed Term Contract (12 months) 
Do you want to work with South Australia’s traditional owners to promote and protect their native title interests in land and waters?
Do you want to work in a team that provide services to traditional owners to enhance their capacity to achieve their aspirations on their terms?
Do you want to work in a flexible, friendly and rewarding environment?
Then this might be the role for you!

Position Description - Economic Development Officer Position Description - Economic Development Officer (153 KB)

We are looking for an Economic Development Officer to work with native title groups in South Australia.  Based in the Adelaide CBD but with some intra and interstate travel, to be successful you will need:


  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant area such as business, finance, economic development and corporate governance, or equivalent relevant experience (of 4+ years).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Australians including in native title and community aspirations and needs.
  • Ability to work effectively with Indigenous Australians in corporate and community settings.
  • High level of business acumen and demonstrated experience in applying professional knowledge and skills within Indigenous business sector.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans, developing businesses and facilitating investment and wealth creation strategies.
  • Experience in establishing networks, brokering solutions and building relationships and partnerships to drive outcomes.
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and project management skills to achieve goals and work independently and with others.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including in cross-cultural and cross-sector environments.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings, workshops and group discussions including in business and/or community planning context.
  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence.
SA Native Title Services would like to encourage those identifying as Indigenous to apply.


Please email your application to For more information contact Nicole Galliford on 08 8110 2800.
General Applications

SANTS accepts general unsolicited applications for employment. We maintain a candidate pool register and all applications received will be kept in this register for 12 months from date of receipt.

Work Experience/School Based Traineeship

SANTS provides opportunities to students doing work experience placements. Anyone wishing to undertake work with SANTS in a work experience, school student or trainee capacity may apply via this website.


SANTS provides opportunities for University students or graduates wishing to undergo an internship at SANTS. Students are placed via the Aurora Internship Program.

The program places Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students and graduates in full-time unpaid internships for up to 6 weeks.

SANTS values learning and welcomes interns as valued members of the organisation during their internship. 

To apply for a University Internship Program at SANTS, visit the Aurora Project website
Submitting an Employment Application to SANTS

Applications for Advertised Positions, General Applications or School Based Traineeships can be submitted via this online form.


Please indicate in the “Position Applying for” field of this form if your application is for a specific position, a general application or a school based traineeship.

All applications should include a cover letter and resume. Applications for specific Advertised Positions should address the selection criteria in the cover letter.

Cover letters should be addressed to

Ms Nicole Galliford
Business Services & Human Resources Manager
4/345 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

If you have any queries about your application, or are unable to submit your application via the online form for any reason, contact Nicole Galliford at or (08) 8110 2800


SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.