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Manager - Community Housing - Aboriginal Housing Victoria

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  • Full Time | $120,000 - $130,000 + super + Salary Sacrifice | Melbourne, Victoria

Genuine occupational requirement exemption: to perform this role it is essential that the person is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

About the organisation

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) manages over 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander residents in Victoria. Our goal is to ensure that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples residing in Victoria have access to appropriate, affordable housing, fostering better lives and stronger communities.

As Australia's largest Aboriginal Registered Housing Agency, AHV leads Victoria's Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy, working in partnership with the government to secure resources and reforms. AHV's targeted housing services, provided by an Aboriginal Rental Provider, strengthen, and maintain Aboriginal communities and cultural ties.

About the role

The Manager Community Housing leads the delivery of culturally appropriate tenancy services, ensuring consistent and sustained management. They oversee direct client services, ensuring effectiveness and targeting, and support clients in accessing more complex services. The role ensures AHV's tenancy services meet statutory obligations and key performance indicators. Managing a team of housing officers across metropolitan and regional Victoria, the Manager coordinates all aspects of Tenancy Management. Additionally, they provide oversight for the Senior Housing Officer group, Performance and Reporting roles, and the Allocations Coordinator, ensuring leadership, development, and performance to achieve excellence in service delivery and tenancy management functions.

For a detailed Position Description and list of key capabilities, please contact Lachlan at [email protected] using the subject line: Manager - Community Housing - Aboriginal Housing Victoria enquiry via EthicalJobs, for more information.

About you

The Manager Aboriginal Housing Services will have demonstrated leadership skills that will oversee the effective operations of AHV's Tenancy team. They will be culturally connected to ensure culturally appropriate allocations, support, and compliance with tenancy obligations. They will develop procedures, monitor, and report on performance, and ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation. They will be collaborative utilising their strategic and integrated approach to tenancy implementation and staff development.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrate awareness and respect for Aboriginal cultures, understanding contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal communities, particularly in the Victoria region.
  • Proven experience in leading high-performing teams, adept at managing competing priorities.
  • Proven track record in developing and maintaining internal and external stakeholder partnerships.
  • Capacity to be a change leader, driving continuous improvement in management processes, with demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.


  • Knowledge of community housing, including compliance with Residential Tenancies Act and Housing Act.

Our Values:

Respect and support for Aboriginal identity and culture and for our renters and stakeholders

Striving for excellence through leadership in Aboriginal housing and best practice service delivery

Integrity, trust, and honesty in all our business activities

Collaborative relationships with our community, renters, government, and stakeholders

Kindness, compassion courtesy and dignity in our relationships with our clients, our stakeholders and with each other.

What we can offer you

  • Up to $15,900 tax free benefit per year
  • Up to $2,650 Meals and Entertainment benefit per year
  • Access to the Portable Long Service Benefits Leave Scheme in Victoria.
  • Additional End of Year Leave – the days between Christmas and New Year public holidays
  • NAIDOC Day leave
  • 26 January – staff are welcome to work on this day and take an alternative day in lieu
  • Cultural leave, sorry business leave and religious leave available.

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.

Your application should include:

  • a one-page cover letter addressing the (5) selection criteria above.
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages

Late submissions will not be accepted unless discussed with Pipeline Talent beforehand.

How to get more information

Additional information is available in the detailed position description which can be provided on request by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lachlan Holton Email: [email protected]

Ph: (02) 8001 6603 or 0438 982 746.

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