Training to help work in the time of coronavirus

Work in the time of coronavirus is a new and constantly evolving beast. CHIA Vic has developed several courses to assist those working in the community housing sector to navigate the new landscape.

You, or your colleagues, could be interested in learning about Coping in Times of Change or Successful Remote Working, both training sessions being held on Wednesday, April 22 via Zoom.

See our training calendar for details of other topics or send your suggestions to

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Seeking Co-op and Tenancy Services Manager

Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL), Victoria’s largest Housing Association, is looking to fill the role of Manager – Co-op and Tenancy Services role to provide visionary leadership to the Co-op and Tenancy Services Team.

As an integral member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will provide leadership in relation to service delivery, innovation and planning, in order to meet organisational goals, improve organisational performance and promote a professional, high-functioning and collaborative culture.

On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for such things as:

– Building and maintaining effective working relationships to promote CEHL’s role in enabling Cooperatives to be independent, effective and sustainable.
-Developing and ensuring the implementation of sound tenancy management services for Community Managed Co-operatives and direct tenancies and assisting CEHL to meet its statutory obligations.
– Overseeing the Co-op & Tenancy Financial Services functions including bookkeeping and pre-audit preparation.
– Developing the strategic directions for the Co-op and Tenancy Services Team and the framework for ensuring the sound management of various systems that support the provision of effective co-op finance, tenancy and arrears management services.
– Contributing to and supporting the development of strategic directions for the organisation and the development of innovative and integrated policies and planning processes.
– Monitoring relevant housing data and legislative and policy approaches relevant to tenancy management and providing timely and predictive advice to CEHL and Cooperatives to anticipate and respond to change.

Click here for details or download PD here.

Applications close Friday 8th May at 6pm.

Career opportunities at Housing Choices

Housing Choices Australia (Housing Choices) is a leading and rapidly growing national not-for-profit housing provider. Our goal is to ensure that people are housed in inclusive communities and to create homes that encourage a sense of belonging. We own or manage more than 5,050 homes across Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and NSW, and will shortly establish a presence in WA.

We provide a culture that supports individuals to be their best with opportunities for personal and career development. We are committed to cultivating an equal, diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, residents and stakeholders.

We currently have two exciting positions available:

Executive General Manager, People, Culture and Communications

  • Full time role and Competitive remuneration with Salary Packaging Options
  • Great opportunity to lead a Portfolio of work across all facets of HR, organisational development, culture, safety, marketing and communications
  • Flexible working arrangements considered

We are looking for a values driven, strategic and transformational leader to join our Group Executive Team with accountability for a broad range of functions across communications, marketing and engagement, people, culture, safety and wellbeing.

This role will in many ways set the ‘tone’ for the whole of the organisation and will lead development of organisational people strategy, capability, culture and engagement both internally and externally to successfully achieve strategic and long-term business development and growth.

In the coming 6 months, on a day to day basis you would be leading merger integration activities; driving our People and Culture strategy; working with the HR team in implementing a HRIS and employee experience initiatives; reviewing our incident reporting systems to improve safety and wellbeing; and leading the Marketing and Communications team to launch a new website and approach to internal communications.

This is an exciting full-time permanent opportunity currently based in Melbourne’s CBD (although with potential for location in our other State offices). We are seeking someone who naturally combines a strong business and accountability ethos with a deep commitment to our vision and mission.

To find out more about us, the role and the excellent benefits and conditions we offer, please visit our website.  Applicants should include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position as outlined in the position description. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Marguerite Cokalis, HR Advisor 03 8636 9433

Applications close at 9am Tuesday 10 March 2020

General Manager, Housing Services (Victoria)

Exciting opportunity in an innovative not for profit housing organisation, Melbourne CBD based.

We are looking for a strong Community Housing leader to join our Business Leadership Team, reporting to the Executive General Manager, Housing Services. This role will inspire and lead staff in the provision of outstanding housing services in Victoria. A strong focus of this role will be facilitating effective and productive stakeholder relationships in the State and leading the continual development of our services delivery to ensure the Resident experience is at its optimal level. Equally, empowering adaptable teams that best serve our residents and stakeholders is a key aspect of this role.

About You

You will be values driven, passionate and have demonstrated leadership skills and experience in the delivery of property and tenancy management in the public/community/private housing sector or a related field. With a collaborative approach and flexibility, you will have highly developed written and oral communication, influencing and relationship building skills. You will have a strong track record of motivating and coaching staff and developing and maintaining strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Possessing excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, a practical and outcome focused approach is essential.

To find out more about us, the role and the excellent benefits and conditions we offer, please visit our website.  Applicants should include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position as outlined in the position description. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Marguerite Cokalis, HR Advisor 03 8636 9433

Applications close at 9am Tuesday 10 March 2020


National Housing Team Leader role

YWCA Australia is currently seeking a National Housing Team Leader to join its National Housing Team. The role is offered on a full-time basis and will be based in the Melbourne office.

The National Housing Team Leader role ensures that YWCA delivers high quality property and tenancy management services to tenants, clients and the broader community. This role provides team management and leadership to ensure that a quality service provision is provided in accordance with YWCA’s values, policies and procedures, organisational performance targets and all relevant government policy and legislation pertaining to each State and Territory.

Applications close on February 23.

Click here to view details and to apply.

EACH seeking Housing Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Housing Manager with EACH Housing.

EACH Housing is a small but dynamic housing provider, providing housing across a number of specialist social housing sectors in Melbourne’s outer east and south east areas.for people with mental health issues, women and children fleeing family violence as well as for people with physical disability in SDA dwellings.

The role incorporates all general management responsibilities across the portfolio, as well as significant strategic input into the further growth of the business and opportunity to be involved in further housing developments.

Download the position description.

For further information on this role, please contact Lesley Tarves at EACH Housing on 0417 300 890 or via email

Uniting seeking Senior Manager

Uniting is looking to fill the full-time position of Senior Manager, Property Development.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in property development, be an exceptional communicator, negotiator and influencer and have a personal commitment to increasing the provision of social and affordable housing in Victoria and Tasmania.

Click here for details, and to apply.

Applications close on Sunday, February 9.