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Responsive Maintenance Officer

Community Housing Limited
  • Contribute to a world without housing poverty
  • Full time role based in Prospect South Australia
  • $82,045 - $88,277 + super + salary packaging + other benefits

About Us

“My hope is that in 25 years’ time, housing poverty will be history. Easier said than done, but can we ignore this crisis at hand?” Steve Bevington - Managing Director of Community Housing Limited.

CHL was founded by Steve who has lived experience of homelessness and is now the Managing Director. Steve believes everyone has the right to a safe and secure home.

Become a part of our multi-award winning not for profit organisation, managing over 11,000 new and existing properties. Join our collaborative team culture so we can together deliver the best possible service and outcomes and can make a meaningful impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Support people living on low to moderate incomes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those living with a disability.

The Role

The Responsive Maintenance Officer will play a pivotal role in assessing our properties, ensuring that they are safe, well maintained, and compliant with all relevant regulations and requirements.

You will focus on responsive maintenance and vacant maintenance of our properties, reporting on their findings and ensuring that the lifecycle of each component is taken into account.

Working within set timeframes and budgets will be an important aspect of this role and you will need to ensure that all works completed comply with quality assurance standards.

You will be liaising regularly with internal and external stakeholders, building and sustaining positive relationships with technical consultants and contractors, and responding to their needs in a timely manner.

From time to time you will liaise with vulnerable people who may be marginalised and/or present with difficult behaviour.

About You

To be successful for this role, you will have a genuine passion for wanting to support vulnerable people in our community.

Essential Criteria:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the importance of responsive and efficient asset management for the community.
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a caring and empathetic nature.
  • Confidence in liaising with various stakeholders including vulnerable people.
  • Previous experience working on MS Office programs including Excel.
  • Ability to compose professional correspondence via email to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge and application of WHS practices.
  • Green/White WHS Construction Induction Card (or ability to obtain).
  • A current driver’s licence.


  • Previous experience working in the social/community housing industry.
  • Certificate IV or above in a relevant trade, ideally Building and/or Carpentry.
  • Experience or knowledge of property management.

Please note that satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a NDIS and Working with Children Check (WWCC).

As an equal opportunity employer, CHL works closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.

To apply online, please click on 'Apply Now'.

To be considered applicants must respond to the application questions and submit a cover letter and resume. For a confidential conversation about the position please contact Carmen King our Asset and Facility Manager [email protected] using the subject line: Responsive Maintenance Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 08 8210 0267.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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