Leadership opportunity at Unison

Unison Housing is looking to fill a role of Manager, Place Management (West)

Reporting to the Director, Housing and Homelessness Services, you will lead Unison’s long-term housing portfolio in Western Melbourne and Geelong. The property portfolio includes social housing, affordable housing, public housing and private rental. Your role is focused on ensuring that we provide high quality, safe and sustainable housing, and that our customers are supported to sustain their housing and maximize their participation in communities that thrive.

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • has managed staff across multiple teams and sites
  • has a mix of contract management, stakeholder management skills and experience in the direct provision of place management services
  • is self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • has experience in the provision of community housing services – including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Has experience in reporting requirements and contract arrangements for partnership and government contracts

On Offer

  • Permanent, Full-time position
  • Total remuneration $110,000 per annum (Including the benefits of salary packaging and superannuation)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all staff

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so apply now. Closing date: Monday, 7 September 2020
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Download the position description here.

Full-time management position at Jewish Care

Jewish Care is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Program Manager with experience in managing social, affordable and disability housing to join the Individual and Family Services Division. Leading a small team of Property & Tenancy workers, the role will not only offer management and supervisory support but will contribute and lead the strategic planning for housing development and enhancement.

This position is full time and based at Jewish Care’s new Hannah and Daryl Cohen Family building at St Kilda Road. The Program Manager role is one of four PMs in the Individual & Family Services Division.

Click here for details.

Unison seeking Finance Director

Unison Housing is seeking an experienced Director of Finance to provide strategic leadership, oversee all external financial and business performance processes and outcomes and ensure compliance with all mandatory professional standards.

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

About Unison
Unison is a not for profit Organisation that provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria including social housing, affordable housing, private rental, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services. We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, but that a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison also assists over 3000 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

About the role
Reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with the Executive Team and provide strategic leadership on financial planning and governance. Prior experience and exposure working with senior officials in government or in the not-for-profit sector is essential.

Key responsibilities include:
• Provide strategic financial advice to the Board and its Committees, the CEO, the Executive Leadership Team and senior staff to achieve Unison’s financial objectives
• Oversee all external financial reporting processes and outcomes and ensure compliance with all mandatory professional standards as well as legislative and contractual requirements.
• Ensure Unison properly manages its financial risks and achieve financial management best practice.
• Manage Unison’s relationship with its external stakeholders, including auditors, lenders, banks, investment manager, insurance broker, government departments and agencies regarding financial arrangements for relevant Unison projects and funding.

About you
This exciting ongoing position will suit a career minded finance leader who can bring best practice to the finance operations. Your formal accounting qualifications will be well supported by sound business judgment, robust analytical capabilities and strong communication skills. Your excellence in Board reporting, financial modelling, forecasting and budgeting will be matched with your attention to detail, skill in delegating to and empowering others; and in ensuring the provision of timely and comprehensive reports to guide the Executive and Management.

• Five+ Years’ experience in a senior financial managerial position
• Professional accounting qualification such as CA or CPA and Tertiary qualification in Finance, Accounting • Proven knowledge and experience in implementing the requirements of Australian Accounting Standards, not-for-profit sector accounting, tax compliance and financial reporting.
• Experience working with senior officials in government or in the not-for-profit sector (essential).
• Experience working in the building and development industry (preferred).
• Ability to lead by example and demonstrate a strong sense of integrity, ethics and dependability.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders whilst displaying exceptional interpersonal communication and leadership skills.

On Offer
• Permanent, Part time (4 days, 0.8 FTE)
• Salary package approximately $170k per year, pro-rata’ed to 0.8FTE (Including super and leave loading)
• Salary Packaging available
• 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
• Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free available
• Supportive working arrangements
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply
•  Download the position description and email your application. You can view further instructions on Unison’s career page.

• Screening for this position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.

• The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

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 holly.mullaney@chiavic.com.au

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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  lesley.tarves@each.com.au

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.