GM position at HousingFirst

HousingFirst has recently entered an exciting new phase with the expansion of its property portfolio, currently managing over 1200 properties with a pipeline of 500 additional properties and strategic plans for future growth to ensure they are an integral part of the social housing system now and in the future in Melbourne.

To support this continued growth, they have an exciting, permanent opportunity for an experienced General Manager, Housing Services to join their leadership team and be a pivotal part of this continued success story.

Reporting to the CEO you will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of performance and professional practice in service delivery through appropriate policy and program development, ensuring that Housing Services are effectively and efficiently carried out to meet the needs of staff, tenants and applicants in an inclusive and respectful manner.

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Centacare GM role

Centacare Ballarat is seeking a General Manager, Corporate Services.

Your role will be to effectively manage the assets of Centacare, financial, corporate and associated services and provide strategic advice as required within the framework of Centacare’s mission and vision. Providing leadership and direction across a range of portfolios including, Finance/Payroll, ITC, Marketing & Communications, Facilities & Fleet, Reception & Administration and OHS. In addition to this developing and maintaining relationships with key stake holders and strategic partners will be a key component of this role.

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Job: Application Systems Administrator

CHL is seeking an Applications Systems Administrator for a newly created role.

Be responsible for the configuration & reliable operation of CHL’s Greentree Software, providing optimal system outputs and user satisfaction.

About the Role:
Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need. We are looking for a committed capable individual to effectively ensure successful operation of Greentree ERP delivery, including quality support and maintenance system for all CHL users across the country.

Your main tasks will include:
• Assist with implementation of Greentree
• Record and solve application support issues
• Assist in building and maintaining a knowledge base for use across the business
• Identify and highlight service improvements
• Customise Greentree with new business processes rules, and metadata requirements
• Perform daily system monitoring

To be successful, you will have:
• 3 years’ experience in system administration role or
• Extensive experience as a senior user
• Excellent documentation skills
• Current driver’s license
• A commitment to the right of every person to good quality housing

In reward for your hard work you will be offered:
Salary packaging; a structured induction process and an opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team environment; training and development, both professional and cultural; performance and development reviews; access to an employee assistance program; time in lieu; and, participation in a corporate health and wellbeing program.

Our employees are proud to be a part of Community Housing Limited and its vision.

CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

CHL encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for these roles. We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a working with children check.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 18th November 2018 (EST)

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Job: CEHL seeking Team Leader

Reporting to the Manager, Program Development & Projects, this exciting new role at Common Equity Housing Ltd will lead a small team responsible for developing and delivering policy advice, projects and program management.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Utilise your experience within member-led or community programs
  • Draw on your excellent communication skills to build effective relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups
  • Translate legislative changes, policy and program updates to co-ops and tenants ensuring their understanding
  • Oversee the consistent delivery of program management functions and provide high quality and practical policy advice and recommendations on complex issues
  • Demonstrate sound project management skills
  • Participate as a strong team player, who can work collaboratively to achieve organisational outcomes

Experience within the housing sector is advantageous but not essential

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Applications close Monday 3rd December 2018.

CHIA advertising for new CEO

The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is Australia’s peak body for Community Housing providers. Community Housing is on a steady growth path and aims to become the housing provider of choice for low and moderate-income households across Australia within the next decade.

As they embark on this leadership change, the successful candidate will continue to build the impact, effectiveness and reputation of CHIA as the national voice of Community Housing, building on the solid foundations you will be instrumental in the growth and future direction of the organisation, along with the strategic delivery of the long-term business plan.

You will be an effective and credible communicator, representing CHIA and its members at the national level, engaging persuasively with Members of Parliament and government officials. Building strong and effective relationships with other industry bodies, community housing peaks and stakeholders will be an important dimension of your role.

Your financial and business acumen will enable you to identify and capitalise on opportunities to generate additional income streams and to develop products and services that enable members to deliver more and better housing services.

Working with a supportive and committed Board you will assume overall responsibility and exhibit excellent skills in the planning, leadership, management and performance of the organisation and its people along with ensuring sound governance and financial management.

You bring excellent oral and written presentation skills to this role, along with previous experience negotiating, influencing and consulting with a range of stakeholders and have a record of successful engagement with government departments and elected officials, understanding the advocacy and promotional roles of industry peak bodies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice and reform, with the ability to frame and articulate a clear vision for the community housing sector.

You will think ahead, anticipate and respond flexibly to change and have a strong strategic sense and excellent judgement with the passion and resilience to continue the visionary leadership style of the organisation to achieve strategic goals in accordance with the vision, mission and values.

You will have previous experience of working directly to a Board of Directors and a high-level understanding of corporate governance. Formal qualifications or extensive experience in business management, public policy or public administration would be highly regarded.

This role is currently based in their national office in Melbourne; however, the Board would consider relocating to Sydney or Canberra for the right applicant. A competitive base salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate in line with their skills and experience.

You must meet the above criteria and have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status to be considered for this position.

For a confidential discussion please call Mark Williams on (08) 8238 3468 or email your resume to

Closing date for applications is Monday 12th November 2018





PhD Scholarship in Social Housing

The Unison Housing Research LaB (UHRL) is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, Victoria’s largest social housing provider. The LaB is situated in the Social and Global Studies Centre (SGSC) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS). The LaB was established in 2017 and is funded for five years to undertake an innovative research program informed by the experiences of service users and providers.

We are seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for a PhD scholarship to commence in February, 2019. The successful applicant will have, at minimum, an Honours level qualification in social science or related discipline (e.g. sociology, psychology, anthropology, criminology, law, gender, politics, health) and will have experience in quantitative research methods. Utilising their skills with administrative and survey data, the successful candidate will examine why people leave social housing and what happens to them subsequently. The candidate will investigate three questions:

  1. What are the reasons households leave social housing?
  2. What sort of housing do people subsequently move into and, relatedly, what proportion end up experiencing homelessness after they exit.
  3. What are the patterns of service use following exits from social housing.

In answering these questions this PhD project will provide important insights into the personal, social and economic costs of leaving social housing. It will also provide useful information for Unison with respect to maximising positive exits and minimising negative exits which are costly to everyone.

A stipend of $30,900 per annum pro rata (full time study) for three years.

Expressions of interest must be submitted via email by Friday October 26th, 2018.

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree
  • A copy of any publications, thesis or other scholarly writing

For further information contact:

Dr Juliet Watson,  03 9925 3477

Prof Guy Johnson,   03 9925 9893

Job: Communications Support

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice not for profit affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need.  Focusing on external Marketing, PR and Communications, we are looking for a highly skilled, committed, passionate professional to join our Box Hill Marketing team and take on the role of Corporate Communications Support in Australia. You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of CHL’s national and international media and marketing communications strategy.

Click here to view the position description and to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. You will be asked to provide a cover letter and address the key skills & selection criteria and qualifications & experience sections of the position description.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 2 September 2018

CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a working with children check. CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

IAP position at Unison

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • has experience in housing or homelessness support and qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • is empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs
  • will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis

Click here to read more and to apply for this position.

Job: Fundraising Manager

The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is seeking an experienced fundraising manager.

This role would be suited to a relationship fundraiser with experience working in bequests and/or major relationship management where you have raised significant funds. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of best practice philanthropy and fundraising combined with personal maturity and sophistication.

Bring your experience to a growing organisation committed to providing elderly Victorians with a dignified and engaged quality of life.

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Job: Short-term Project Work

St Kilda Project/Tenancy Worker – 22 Week Project

  • Are you interested in working with women in a community housing setting?
  • Do you want to work on a new exciting rooming house project?
  • Does short-term Project Work appeal to you?

An exciting new Project/Tenancy Worker Position has been created to set up and manage a recently acquired rooming house.  The position of Project/Tenancy Worker calls for an individual who has experience in tenancy management in community rooming houses and working with women, particularly women who are escaping family violence.

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Tenancy & Reporting, the Project/Tenancy Worker position will be full-time for a period of 22 weeks   Initially the role will be to work with the organisation prior to the hand-over of the rooming house to assist in getting the property ready for tenanting, working with partner agencies, getting referrals, interviewing and selecting tenants for the property.  The role will then manage the tenancies at the property to maintain successful tenancies.

The successful applicant will have experience in tenancy management in a community housing setting and working with women.

The successful applicant will have;

  • Well developed written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated high degree of initiative and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated capacity to work and engage with people with complex needs
  • Experience in tenancy management
  • Experience in working with women
  • Experience in Project Work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Chintaro or other tenancy management systems
  • An understanding of the issues facing women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Understanding of the legal requirements in which the organisation operates including the RTA, Housing Act and Charter of Human Rights
  • Qualifications in a Social Science or related discipline is desirable
  • A current drivers licence is essential

If this is the role you are looking for, you are qualified and able to start soon, please submit an application, covering letter and resume.  If you require further information about the role, please contact Joanne Holl Senior Manager on (03) 9534 1809.

Applications close cob Monday 13th August 2018.

St Kilda Community Housing Ltd. (SCH) was formed in 1984 and is a Company Limited by Guarantee. SCH provides housing for low-income singles over 18 years of age and at present there are more than 300 residents in 20 properties.