Boost for co-op housing

Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) is undertaking a seven-story co-operative development in Brunswick that will provide 16 apartments for low-income households.

The State Government’s Victorian Property Fund provided $4.29m for the project, which will enable residents to share a communal rooftop garden, laundry facilities and greenhouse. A commercial tenant will be on the ground floor of the development that will be built on Wilson Street, close to public transport.

The building and dwellings are designed to the Victorian Government Better Apartment design standards by Genton Architects for enhanced thermal performance and low ongoing running costs for households.

CEHL Chair Heidi Lee says, ”The funds from the Victorian Government, Victorian Property Fund grants program has enabled a welcome increase in affordable, environmentally-sustainable co-operative housing for Common Equity Housing.

‘Wilson Avenue is a high quality development that will enhance the CEHL Co-operative Housing housing portfolio.’

Completion is expected in 2021.

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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.

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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.

People role at CEHL

Common Equity Housing Ltd is searching for someone to fill a similar role to a Senior HR Business Partner in the corporate sector.

The position is a strategically focused role that will partner with CEHL’s Executives and leaders.  You will lead and manage strategic and operational matters as they relate to the management and development of people in the business, whist driving and implementing commercial and customer centred strategies.

Reporting to the Corporate Director and working closely with the Program Director and MD, you will be a trusted advisor who delivers practical and integrated people solutions that ultimately improve the customer experience and deliver on the employee value proposition.

Download details of the role and the position description.