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Tenancy & Property Officer needed

Active has a great opportunity for an experienced Tenancy & Property Officer to join its energetic and progressive team.

In this role, you will be coordinating the day to day tenancy and property management activities as a member of Active’s Housing Team.

About you

You are someone who believes that every person has the right to safe, secure and affordable housing.  You uphold the human rights of people from all walks of life and you are person focussed with excellent customer service skills.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be experienced and skilled at coordinating a tenancy portfolio of Active owned and managed properties.

You will have:

  • Experience in general property and tenancy management
  • Sound knowledge of current Residential Tenancy management
  • Experience in tenancy management and asset management software i.e. Chintaro
  • Excellent administration skills, time management and attention to detail.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s license.

Applications close: Friday 26 April 2019

Download the position description, which details how to apply for this role.


Minor Residential Tenancies Act reforms begin

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) have announced that selected reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 came into effect on 3 April 2019. All remaining reforms will be fully implemented by July 2020.

The reforms that came into effect on 3 April include suppression of rooming house address details, and a new prescribed agreement for long-term leases.

These may be of interest to some community housing organisations if you are running rooming houses for residents in danger of family violence, or if you are intending to use the new option of running long-term leases.

Suppression of rooming house address details

Rooming house operators can now apply to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to stop the public from seeing the address of the rooming house on the Rooming Housing Register.

The Director will only restrict public access to the address on the register when there are exceptional circumstances. These may include suppressing the address of a rooming house run by:

  • a housing agency registered under the Housing Act 1983, or
  • a non-government organisation funded to deliver family violence services.

Suppression in these circumstances may be approved to help protect residents threatened by interpersonal or family violence.

Operators and applicants (anyone applying for a rooming house registration to be issued, renewed or transferred) must make their request to the Director in writing. Click here for more information

Long-term leases – new prescribed agreement available

A new prescribed agreement for long-term leases is now available. The agreement includes additional benefits and protections for both rental providers and renters.

For Victorian landlords and tenants seeking security and stability, the new long-term lease agreement provides options for both parties to tailor the terms of the agreement upfront, including rent increases, minor changes to the property and bond top-ups. Use of the new agreement is optional and the standard prescribed tenancy agreement can still be used for long-term leases.

Click here for more information about long-term leases, including the new prescribed long-term tenancy agreement.



Fund houses homeless

Minister for Planning, Housing and Multicultural Affairs, Richard Wynne presented Women’s Property Initiatives with the keys to the newly-built home in Ashwood this week.

The stunning home has been developed through the work of the Victorian Homeless Fund — a group of volunteers supported by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) who strive year-round to assist the homeless by building and renovating houses.

The fund’s mission is to ‘build a house and give away a home’.

Generously built by SJD Homes and an extensive group of donors, suppliers and trades, the house has been named in honour of former Victorian Homeless Fund committee member, Brian O’Donnell.

The house has been donated to WPI to provide a home for a home for a female led family in need.

At the opening, Victorian Homeless Fund Chair Colleen May talked about the power of people working together to make a difference.

CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives, Jeanette Large said, ‘This beautiful home will change the future for single mum, Maria, and her three boys aged 15, 13 and 6 when they move in this week.

‘They have been through some very rough times and are desperate for stability and security. We are so grateful to the Victorian Homeless Fund that we can now provide them with this long-term home.’

Maria said that after years of waiting for a stable and appropriate home, this is like a dream come true. ‘We never thought that we would ever get to live in a house like this.’


Job: Independent Living Unit Coordinator

Vasey RSL is seeking an Independent Living Unit Coordinator who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Independent Living Units, including admissions, discharge, and quality service development which promotes independence.

The coordinator will be providing social and emotional support to clients with specific needs eg. PTSD or other mental health issues and referring them to appropriate external health care services.

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in a community housing setting, experience providing accommodation support and an understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, amongst other attributes.

Download the position description and apply via Mercury.

Job: Place Manager (Housing Worker)

Unison is seeking a Place Manager (Housing Worker).

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page at and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to:

Job: Team Leader, Place Management

Unison is seeking a Team Leader to be based at their Footscray office. The Team Leader will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within its social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

The Team Leader will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page  at and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to:

Are you our next bookkeeping guru?

CHIA Vic is seeking a Bookkeeper on a part-time basis to handle all financial aspects for the organisation.

Working one-day a week from our centrally-located office at 1/128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, you will be an integral part of our small and friendly team.

Click here to download the position description or call Lesley Dredge for details on 9654 6077.

Please forward this post to anyone you think could be interested in this role.

Applications close on Friday, April 12.

HousingFirst partnering with Vic Gov

Haleh Homaei,Chief Executive Officer of HousingFirst, is delighted to be the first Victorian community housing provider selected to partner with the Victorian Government as part of an innovative public housing regeneration project.

“With over thirty years’ experience providing housing for low-income and vulnerable people across Melbourne, HousingFirst will provide high-quality tenancy and property management services across the three ageing public housing sites undergoing major redevelopment in Preston, Northcote and North Melbourne.

HousingFirst’s investment in the project will see up to an additional 64 community housing properties built on the Preston site, for people on the Victorian Housing Register.

The State Government has guaranteed all existing public housing residents can return to live at their original estates in Director of Housing-owned homes, if they wish.  HousingFirst is fully committed to this outcome.

Once the redevelopment is completed, HousingFirst will deliver resident-focused, property and tenancy management services for all the social housing properties across the sites, including Director of Housing-owned properties.

All dwellings will be built, by Melbourne-based property development company MAB Corporation, to the highest standards of accessibility and with 7-star energy ratings, ensuring they are cost-efficient to heat and cool.

Plans also include high-quality urban design and improvement of open spaces. The revitalised precincts will include community rooms, recreation spaces and artist studios.

HousingFirst is pleased to be working again with MAB Corporation, with whom it has co-developed two other social and affordable housing projects, in Moorabbin and Box Hill.

With all such projects, careful planning and design and high-quality construction, are  followed with high-quality property and tenancy management services and a rich community-development programme, leading to significant measurable increases in resident satisfaction and community cohesion – not only among social housing tenants, but across all residents and neighbours of the developments.

HousingFirst is very pleased to be working with the Victorian Government and bringing our expertise and experience to this redevelopment project; to demonstrate how good social housing can be when it is well-planned, well-built and well-managed.”

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CEHL seeking Co-op Development Co-ordinators

Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) is seeking two Co-op Development Co-ordinators (CDCs) to join the team in its Richmond office. Reporting to a Team Leader, you will work in a team to resource and develop vibrant and sustainable tenant-managed housing co-operatives and build CEHL’s co-operative housing program.

Core tasks include the provision of advice, guidance and training and a delivery of a range of strategic co-operative development initiatives.

CEHL needs need highly-skilled individuals with a background in community housing, training or community focused service delivery and substantial experience working with groups.

Ideal candidates will have strong self-organisation skills, great communication and engagement skills and the ability to quickly learn about the co-operative program. CDC’s need to be resourceful, resilient and solution focused, with the flexibility to collaboratively plan program and organisational activities while also working independently with individual co-operatives.

Click here for details and to apply.

Chintaro seeking Customer Support & Training Officer

Chintaro is looking for an experienced Customer Support and Training Officer to provide world-class technical support for our software product for both new and existing clients.  The successful candidate will be ideally located in Melbourne.

The Customer Support and Training Officer is responsible for solving/identifying technical and software issues, installing software, answering support calls and managing customer expectations.  Support tasks may include configuring on-premise/hosted installations of Chintaro, answering basic software application questions, documenting issues/bugs and assisting customers with any technical issues.  This role is predominantly client-facing so proper representation of Chintaro and MDB Consulting, as well as industry and software knowledge is paramount.

Click here for more information or Contact Us to make a time to discuss.