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Manager, Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications

Manager, Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications

  • Employer: Aboriginal Housing Victoria
  • Work Type/s: Full time, ongoing
  • Location: Based in Melbourne (North Fitzroy)
  • Applications close: Friday 14 May

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

Do you want to work in an environment where people come first, are well supported and valued?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and families?

Are you looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and maximise your potential through learning and development opportunities?

The Manager, Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications an exciting new role responsible for achieving effective strategic advocacy, policy and communications goals at AHV. This includes effective leadership, people management, task management, and risk, compliance and financial performance of the team.

Key responsibilities of the Manager, Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of policy and advocacy, media and communications strategies, to support the delivery of AHVs Vision and goals.
  • Oversee the development of high-level quality media responses and provide advice on emerging media trends and complex communications issues.
  • Manage the development and implementation of AHVs policy and advocacy reform agenda.
  • Develop strong working relationships with AHV stakeholders, government funders, and oversee the management of AHVs core funding contractual requirements with the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, ensuring continued core government funding for the Team.
  • Ensure close collaboration with the other function Heads to ensure the transfer of research, data, clinical and specialist insights into effective media, communications and policy content.
  • Lead the provision of high-quality advice and support to the Executive Team, CEO and Board.
  • Represent AHV at various forums and ensure the community voice is at the centre of the policy table.
  • Monitor and revise AHV and partners progress against the goals in the Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework.

We are looking for someone who will bring a client-centred focus to the role and with the following key attributes and skills (KSC):

  • Awareness and appreciation of Victorian Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Victoria including the diversity of circumstances of Indigenous people.
  • Experience in managing strategic policy, advocacy and communications.
  • Highly organised with the ability to work on multiple tasks and manage competing priorities.
  • The ability to clearly and concisely present information both in writing and verbally, together with the ability to communicate complex concepts to a broad audience.
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service to internal and external stakeholders, maintaining professional relationships at all times.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a professional and ethical manner under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the roles of Local, State and Federal Governments and the community housing and homelessness sectors.
  • Understanding of the specific issues that organisations need to address to communicate effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community and local elders.
  • High level understanding and use of standard office software including email, Microsoft Word and Excel and skill in developing and/or administering web sites and other online media (or the capacity to develop these skills)
  • Experience in delivering projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Experience in management the contractual, regulatory and legislative requirements of funded programs.

In return we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and generous salary packaging benefits that increase your take home pay
  • Substantial learning and development opportunities
  • An organisational culture that is genuine about kindness, compassion, courtesy and dignity
  • Job satisfaction from making a difference every day
  • A friendly and supportive work environment

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

A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

A current Victorian driver’s licence is required. 

A National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check are required for this position.

This position will be based in our North Fitzroy office when COVID-19 restrictions allow us, but will be working from home until further notice.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by COB Friday 14 May.

Applications should be sent to jobs@ahvic.org.au using the subject line: Manager, Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications.

Please direct enquiries about the position to Louise Carey on 0491 732 321.

 

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Accountant

  • Work Type/s: Full Time, 12 month contract
  • Location: Based in North Fitzroy
  • Applications close: 21 May 2021

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) is an Aboriginal community organisation responsible for managing more than 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.

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

In addition to being the largest Aboriginal Registered Housing Agency in Australia, AHV is the lead agency for Victoria’s Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy, Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort. As the housing policy lead in the Aboriginal community, AHV has responsibility to work in partnership with the Government to secure the resources and reforms to implement the policy, while we support sector development to empower Victoria’s Aboriginal community to determine its chosen housing future.

AHV's housing services are targeted to those most in need of support. Through the provision of secure housing by an Aboriginal landlord, AHV helps strengthen and maintain Aboriginal communities and cultural ties.

The Accountant will be part of the Finance Team and will be engaged in the preparation of key finance and other relevant information. The incumbent will be expected to provide support to the Chief Finance Officer and to the wider finance team in general and to work towards meeting the required processing and reporting deadlines and as per AHV policies and procedures, legislative requirements and internal practices.

The position reports to the Senior Accountant.

Key Responsibilities:

The Accountant is part of the Finance Team and duties will vary and will be assigned to other team members from time to time as determined by the CFO. The duties will include all or some of the following:

  1. Prepare/assist/review the preparation of periodic accounting and financial reports including the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement.
  2. Prepare/assist/review all balance sheet reconciliations on a periodic basis including debtors, creditors, general and specific accruals, salary and employee benefits, leave provisions, current and long term assets and liabilities.
  3. Prepare/assist/review bank reconciliation statement on a periodic basis.
  4. Process daily rent receipts and liaise with tenancy division to resolve associated issues.
  5. Prepare/assist/review the mandatory tax and other regulatory payments including PAYG, BAS, Superannuation, WorkCover and FBT and ensure they are processed within stipulated time frames.
  6. Prepare periodic regulatory and other reports
  7. Prepare/assist/review the preparation of all information, reports and analytical work prior to the annual external audit and provide relevant information and assistance for the external audit process.
  8. Prepare/assist/review all operational payment obligations including payroll, vendors and other special payments.
  9. Assist in the preparation of the daily/weekly/monthly cash flow projections.
  10. Participate and assist in maintaining the highest quality accounting and financial practices by reviewing and updating relevant financial and accounting polices and procedural manuals on a regular basis with other finance staff.
  11. Prepare/assist/review annual and long term budgets and supporting information and analysis.
  12. Assist and work with the Finance team in monitoring the financial and accounting reporting systems at all times and where necessary discuss issues and suggest improvements to SDM.
  13. Ensure integrity of data and information produced directly or indirectly through SDM at all times and review all accounting and financial information produced by SDM on a regular basis. 
  14. Carry out any other task assigned by CFO from time to time including new responsibilities and changes to above tasks. 

Key selection criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications, preferably in accounting or commerce or demonstrated equivalent experience, knowledge and skills.
  2. Sound knowledge of accounting policy, practice and statutory requirements; ability to analyse and report on standard statutory accounts.
  3. Good presentation, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to successfully communicate and liaise with people at all levels.
  4. An ability to meet deadlines and resolve complex issues.
  5. Absolute discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  6. Proven experience with PC based integrated accounting software and strong computing skills including Microsoft Office suite in particular a superior knowledge of Excel.
  7. Awareness and appreciation of Australian Indigenous societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Indigenous people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged apply.

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office and working from home as required.

A current National Police records check and a Working with Children Check are required for this position.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by COB 21 May 2021.

Applications should be sent to: jobs@ahvic.org.au with the subject line: Accountant.

Please direct enquiries about the position to Deep Fernando on 0406 015 155

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Property Assessment Officer

•    Work Type/s: Full Time - 6 month contract
•    Location: Based in North Fitzroy with significant travel required
•    Applications close: 17 May 2021

The Property Assessment Officer (PAO) is responsible for the inspection of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) properties and assessment of their condition for the purposes of assisting AHV understand the condition of its housing stock and to contribute to the development of capital works programs and effective management of assets.

The PAO activities will contribute to ensuring AHV achieves its strategic directions as set out in the business plan by assisting the organisation to understand the quality and condition of the stock it maintains and manage its assets in accordance with AHV’s strategic objectives. This in turn will support AHV in its contribution to the self-determination and self-management of the Victorian Aboriginal Community.

We are looking for someone who will bring a client centred focus to the role and with the following key attributes and skills:

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the application of relevant statutory Building Codes, Acts and Regulations and residential construction techniques and methods.
  • Up to date knowledge of current quality assurance and OH&S standards in relation to the residential building industry.
  • The ability to monitor data integrity and apply appropriate procedures for maintaining accurate records.
  • The ability to build rapport and work with clients with complex needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to present to a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of the community housing sector and an understanding of the issues it faces.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional time management skills with the ability to prioritise a demanding work load.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to operate at a high level of personal responsibility for the effective completion of tasks.

Sound knowledge and experience in the application of relevant statutory Building Codes, Acts and Regulations and residential construction techniques and methods is also required to be successful in the role.

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office, however you will be required to undertake  a significant amount of travel including to regional Victoria. Access to a vehicle for work purposes can be provided.

A current Victorian driver’s license, National Police records check and a Working With Children Check are required for this position.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description by COB 17 May 2021.

Applications should be sent to jobs@ahvic.org.au using the subject line: Property Assessment Officer

Please direct enquiries about the position to Daniel on 0437 639 182.

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