Tenancy & Property opportunity at CHIA Vic

Are you experienced in tenancy management, the Residential Tenancies Act and are able to consider potential implications at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)? Do you have a passion for housing and respect the role of community housing organisations?

Grab the opportunity to have a positive impact improving practice of social landlords on Victoria’s housing affordability crisis in this challenging Tenancy and Property role at the Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Vic).

In this full-time role, you will play a critical role as an expert on tenancy management and property issues, as well as the lead for a new ‘Social-Landlord’ project for the community housing industry body. You will be working closely with our member organisations, government and other stakeholders to develop policies, and represent the interests of the sector.

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Email your applications to Lesley.Dredge@chiavic.com.au before COB on Wednesday, November 20.

Uniting seeking General Manager, Housing and Property

Uniting Vic.Tas, the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania, is seekign a General Manager, Housing and Property.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of innovation and growth ensuring a high standard of performance and professional practice in service delivery through appropriate policy and program development. You will ensure that all Housing and Property Services are effectively and efficiently carried out to meet the needs of -workforce, tenants and applicants in an inclusive and respectful manner.

Based in Melbourne’s CBD, this position provides significant career opportunity with an employer of choice. A generous salary and benefits package is on offer, including salary sacrifice with packaging options.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills with high level stakeholder engagement.  You will be highly motivated and ambitious to meet growth targets, have a comprehensive understanding of the community housing sector within Australia, demonstrate strong financial and business acumen and have a personal commitment to increasing the provision of social and affordable housing in Victoria and Tasmania.

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Closing date for applications is Sunday, November, 17.

Job: Housing Officer role

Housing Choices Australia (Housing Choices) is seeking a permanent full time Housing Officer, to join its team in Melbourne’s CBD.

Reporting to the Housing Team Leader, this role is responsible for delivering a range of professional housing management and related advisory services to Housing Choices residents and prospective residents in accordance with Housing Choices guidelines and government requirements. This will be a rewarding and challenging role for someone who has a passion to make a difference in the community.

Applications close 9.00am Thursday, 31 October 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role and a copy of the Position Description, please contact Marguerite Cokalis,  Housing Choices HR Advisor on 03 8636 9433.

Marketing and Communications Advisor role

Housing Choices Australia has an exciting full-time permanent opportunity available for a Marketing and Communications Advisor to join its collaborative and fast-paced team.

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Business Partner and based in the Melbourne Office, you will create and implement integrated marketing and communication strategies in line with Housing Choices Australia core values and overall strategic objectives.

This role is key in supporting internal and external stakeholders to provide expert advice and services on all aspects of marketing and communication including digital content, social media, publications, customer stakeholder research, events, and media campaigns for the Victorian operations.  Essential to your success is your skill to inform and educate multiple audiences and create new ventures.

 About You

  • Experience working for a values-driven Organisation
  • Experience in a similar digital marketing and communications role
  • Experience in strategic digital, social marketing and brand positioning
  • Advanced skills in website content and social media platforms
  • Outstanding customer service skills and previous experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in online marketing such as SEO, SEM, AdWords, Analytics
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative and analytical thinker with a high level of attention to detail
  • Highly-motivated and proactive
  • Thrive working in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects at once
  • Ability to demonstrate superior business writing and copywriting skills
  • Advanced level IT skills, including Microsoft Office, CRM systems, Creative Cloud and mailing platform such as Mail Chimp.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications or similar

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STCH seeking Office Administrator

St Kilda Community Housing is seeking an experienced Office Manager.

This position is responsible for the overall operation of the office and provision of general administrative support to the CEO and Senior Managers.  A significant part of this role is to assist the Finance Manager with daily finance tasks.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Sound accounting skills with at least 5 years’ experience in an accounts payable/receivable functions;
  • Well-developed customer service, office administration skills, front-of house reception
  • Demonstrated high degree of initiative and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail with data entry
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and a mature outlook to deal with all types of queries and situations
  • Capacity to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Experience with finance systems is essential
  • Experience in administration is essential

For details, and to apply, download the position description.


CHL seeking State Operations Manager

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.

As State Operations Manager you will be responsible for service delivery, partnership management and maintaining successful networks across CHL services in Victoria, which include; property management and tenancy programs, homelessness services, accommodation support, and funded programs or contracts. You will also act as a point of escalation for complex issues.

Applications close: Tuesday 23 July 2019

Seek CHL’s website for the position description and further details.

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Workforce scholarship applications open

Applications are NOW OPEN via for the 2020 Human Services workforce scholarship program.

The Human Services workforce scholarship program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for employees working in human services in Victoria. It provides financial assistance to undertake study in an undergraduate or postgraduate course, or a course that leads to a qualification.  It covers course fees only.

Prior to applying online scholarship applicants should contact their preferred Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or Universities, to obtain quotes for maximum course fees to undertake study in 2020 and flag their interest in applying to their manager.

For staff wanting to undertake further study in housing specific courses, Swinburne are offering the Certificate IV in Social HousingDiploma of Community Services and Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Housing Management and Policy).
Applications close on Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 5pm.

Email queries or phone 9096 2623 (Tuesday to Friday) or 9096 5760 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).


Applications now open for housing study scholarship

The Human Services workforce scholarship and Ethel Temby research grant program awards financial aid to support department and housing sector employees to undertake study that leads to a qualification or to complete a research project.

The scholarship covers course fees for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, or a course that leads to a qualification.

Online applications for the 2020 program open today, Tuesday 25 June 2019.

For staff wanting to undertake further study in housing specific courses, Swinburne are offering the Certificate IV in Social HousingDiploma of Community Services and Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Housing Management and Policy).  For further details please refer to the attached information.

If you have any queries regarding the program, or the online application process, please email workforce.scholarships@dhhs.vic.gov.au, or phone 9096 2623 (Tuesday to Friday) or 9096 5760 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).

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Tenancy worker role at PMCH

Prahran Malvern Community Housing (PMCH) is seeking a Tenancy Worker, based in South Yarra, but with travel required to their properties.

The role will involve the effective and efficient administration of social housing properties managed by PMCH under leasing arrangements with the Department of Health and Human Services and a variety of interagency protocol arrangements.

The tenancy worker establishes new tenancies/residencies and aims to sustain existing tenancies/residencies, assisting tenants to keep their homes by linking them with people and services in their community.

The position encompasses management of maintenance which includes; arranging maintenance requirements to be carried out, liaison with maintenance providers and monitoring & quality control.

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Download the position description.

For further information, contact Pamela Morrison on 03 9826 5194 or  email jain.hall@pmch.org.au

Applications close on July 11, 2019.

PMCH seeking experienced manager

Prahran Malvern Community Housing Inc. (PMCH) is seeking to appoint an experienced manager as its next CEO and requires an individual who can create a vision for success whilst providing the existing team with guidance and support in their day-to-day roles.

The position will suit an individual who can work collaboratively with the department and other stakeholders, including the Board and staff, to provide leadership and direction to a small but highly-skilled team and can be expected to make high-level decisions that reflect the core values of the organisation.

PMCH has developed a unique and well-respected service model that seeks to continuously maximise opportunities for social inclusion and empowerment.  At the heart of this model is a commitment to the principles of Social Justice, and an aspiration to inspire mutual respect and compassion amongst all members of the community.

The organisation consciously applies these principles, which are reflected in all its practices. The philosophy of PMCH subscribes to the belief that all people have a right to quality secure and affordable housing and those services should be delivered in a way that respects the dignity of consumers and encourages self-determination.

PMCH is a not for profit, incorporated association and is managed by a community based Board of Management which acts as an interface between the client group and the wider community and is committed to ethical governance and challenging social inequity.

This is a full-time position, although part-time hours can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications, consisting of a resume and cover letter addressing how you meet the selection criteria,  can be emailed to Pamela Morrison, Board Secretary, or call 03 9826 5194 for details.

Applications close at 5pm on June 7.

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