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Director, Aboriginal Housing Services

Organisation : Aboriginal Housing Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Fitzroy North)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy, CEO & Senior Management, Client Services, Community Services, Management, Program Coordination & Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Aboriginal Housing Victoria

AHV’s vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) is an Aboriginal community organisation that owns and manages in excess of 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.

AHV is the largest Aboriginal Registered Housing Agency in Australia and the lead agency for Victoria’s Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy, Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort.

The Aboriginal Housing Services Division delivers services targeted to those most in need of support, and programs that contribute to all Aboriginal Victorians achieving quality housing outcomes in a generation.

About the role

  • Ensure quality housing outcomes for all Aboriginal Victorians
  • Lead agency for Victoria’s Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy
  • Suits candidates with housing or client support services management experience


This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only


Benefits and Culture

  • Competitive salary with generous salary packaging
  • Additional paid leave over Christmas, New Year and NAIDOC Week
  • Genuine support and commitment to staff professional development
  • Respectful, values driven, culturally sensitive work environment


The Role

Reporting to the CEO, you will be part of a dynamic executive leadership team. You will

  • Contribute to key strategic projects during a time of exciting reform and unprecedented levels of government investment.
  • Build and nurture collaborative relationships with Aboriginal Community, government, and housing and homelessness services industry stakeholders.
  • Innovate and lead the growth and development of Aboriginal Housing Victoria’s housing programs and services.
  • Lead teams who manage a large tenancy portfolio and deliver quality housing programs and client services.
  • Ensure culturally appropriate, consistently managed and sustained tenancies and targeted client services including access to complex services and support.
  • Ensure systems of best practice risk management, quality assurance and compliance are maintained and improved.
  • Manage change and drive continuous improvement.


Skills Required

You are a dynamic leader, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and have operational and strategic management experience working as a key member of an executive team.

Your previous experience includes overseeing the delivery of high quality services or programs within the housing sector, Aboriginal community organisations or government. Additionally you demonstrate:

  • Ability to lead, manage and develop staff
  • Capacity to be a change manager driving continuous improvement
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Risk management and quality focus
  • Understanding of the diversity of circumstances and the issues affecting Aboriginal people


If you are motivated to enable affordable, appropriate housing for all Aboriginal Victorians, please contact Jennie Bentley, Manager HR/OD on 0499 699 008 for further information.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description at and email  to by Thursday 26 May 2022.


Please quote in application: Director, Aboriginal Housing Services via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Client_Services, #Community_Services, #Management, #Program_Coordination_and_Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing



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