West Turks seeking Housing Co-operative Manager

At West Turk is seeking a motivated individual to support the Co-op to rebuild and modernise its systems and practice.  As its sole employee, the manager will be responsible for the running of the Co-op and supporting the board to ensure compliance and enable growth. This is a part time (3-4 days) ongoing or contract role.

West Turk is a small housing provider who aim to provide affordable housing for people with a Turkish background, who are unemployed or have low income due to age or other factors.  West Turk has 31 properties in the St Albans area, under a General Lease with the Department of Health and Human Services.

West Turk is currently experiencing a period of change and the Manager will have the opportunity to work with the board to re-set policies and have a real impact in the direction of the Co-operative.

The Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • The effective and efficient operation of West Turk in keeping with the rules and policies that govern the Co-operative.
  • Responsibility for financial planning, management and reporting processes to meet regulatory requirements
  • The implementation of the strategies and actions outlined in the West Turk Re-build Action Plan
  • Contribution to and implementation of the West Turk Strategic and Business Plans.
  • Provision of tenancy and property management services.
  • Ensuring the Co-operative meets all regulatory and legal compliance requirements.
  • To work with the Board of Directors to manage the development of the Co-operative as a Registered Housing Provider.
  • Establishment and maintenance of effective external relationships including representing West Turk at external forums and meetings.
  • Effective management of co-operative members and volunteers.

If you are self-motivated with great interpersonal skills and community housing experience, West Turk would love to hear from you.  Turkish language skills will be an advantage.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, please see the attached Position Description or email your resume with a covering letter to westturk@bigpond.com