Chief Executive Officer

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Organisation : Unison Housing

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 27 Nov, 2017

About the Role

• Build communities that thrive
• Sector leadership role in Community Housing
Reporting directly to the Board, the CEO is responsible for the leadership and management of the organisation. Developing and implementing business plans, maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and positioning the organisation to both create and take advantage of emerging opportunities are key responsibilities of the role.
To be considered for the opportunity candidates will need to be dynamic, energetic and resilient leaders who are innovative, visionary problem solvers. Other attributes include:
• A reputation as an empathetic, empowering leader with a high level of comfort working to an engaged Board, in a values driven, customer focused organisation with a solid commercial base.
• Broad executive general management experience, preferably at CEO level, preferably in community housing, aged care, community health or other organisation delivering services to a community with complex needs.
• High level commercial and financial capability and strong business acumen with experience in asset management, property development and negotiating commercial contracts of significant value.
• Exceptional communication and representational skills and the ability to work effectively with a very diverse range of stakeholders including at the most senior levels of government.
• Compassion and empathy and a commitment to social justice with an understanding of government policy in regards to community housing.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Unison Housing
The Board of Unison Housing Ltd is seeking applications from candidates keen to be considered for the role of Chief Executive Officer. Unison became operational early in 2017 following the merger of Yarra Community Housing Ltd and Urban Communities Ltd. It is one of the largest, most experienced and well-regarded community housing agencies in Victoria. Its mission is to collaborate to create vibrant, sustainable communities that meet the needs of renters, owners and people who are homeless by developing, managing and providing access to affordable housing.
Unison owns and manages 2500 units, owns $300m in property assets, and employs 100 staff with an annual turnover of $27m. Services provided by Unison include: long-term affordable Housing; long term social housing; public housing management; private tenancy management; Owners Corporation management; homelessness services; transitional housing and a social enterprise. It also partners with RMIT to run the Unison Housing Research Lab.

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