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Development Manager

Organisation : Haven; Home, Safe

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 4 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Haven; Home, Safe

We have a reputation for excellence and provide a range of innovative support programs and property and tenancy management solutions to some of the more vulnerable people across much of the state. Our current portfolio of 2000 properties houses over 5000 people.

Haven actively promotes not only changing people’s lives, but in being an ongoing solution to Victoria’s current housing affordability crisis.

About the role

The Haven Home Safe (HHS) Property team provides a wide range of services in relation to the development and delivery of new properties, including Development Management, Project Management, Asset Management, Real Estate Advisory, Administration and Compliance.

The Development Manager will play a key role in supporting the Director – Property in Identifying, analysing and delivering major Property Development and Program Management opportunities for the organisation.

Provide leadership and coordination for the end to end tender/proposal process for Haven Home Safe for the Victorian Government Big Build and other relevant Business and Asset Development opportunities.

Working together with the Director, key responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Analysis of new development opportunities including highest and best use and yield, feasibility, planning etc.
  • Site due diligence
  • Managing all aspects of any significant property development projects
  • Leadership and development of other project team members
  • Oversight of and constructive input to projects either in train or in gestation
  • Providing independent advice to the Director on development opportunities
  • Undertaking detailed feasibility, risk analysis and financial analysis and presenting to various Boards and Committees for business case approval
  • Be an HHS project lead on current and future property developments including origination, negotiation and delivery
  • Program managing strategic property programs and initiatives
  • Managing internal stakeholders associated with development projects
  • Managing external relationships including JV partners, builders, architects, advisers, investors, financiers and external development managers / directors
  • Acting as the HHS’s representative for development related contracts associated with developments

How to apply

Position Description : PD - Development Manager 31.3.22

For a detailed description of the position and to apply for this position, please visit our job vacancy portal or alternatively forward your CV to

Haven; Home, Safe requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.

Haven; Home, Safe (HHS) is committed to building an inclusive workplace where all people feel valued, are empowered to bring their complete, authentic selves to work, and have equal access to opportunities to help them reach their full potential.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, including refugees to our country, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) communities.


Please quote in application: Development Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing


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