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Manager of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager – Melbourne

  • Work Type/s: ongoing, 0.8 FTE
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Applications close: 17 July 2020

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) is an Aboriginal community organisation responsible for managing over 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Victoria. AHV’s vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

The Manager of Human Resources and Organisational Development is responsible for number of functions, including implementing HR policies and programs and providing strategic and operational support in all matters relating to staff development, OHS, recruitment and on boarding, change management and industrial relations functions.

As a Manager at AHV, the incumbent will be expected to take a flexible approach and take on other duties from time to time, as required to ensure that the company meets the Board’s objectives and ensures that HR successfully delivers services to its clients.

The new Manager will:

  • Collaborate with the executive group to promote organisational cohesion, the development of a culture of continuous improvement, and the inculcation of organisational values.
  • Manage and control the delivery of services in the areas of human resources management, organizational development and occupational health and safety, in line with the approved annual budget allocation.
  • Supervise and support the role of HR Coordinator and ensure that they are delivering good service outcomes
  • Develop and maintain the appropriate policies and procedures for areas of responsibility, ensuring statutory and legislative requirements are included and met.
  • Provide advice to the executive group, line managers and staff regarding disciplinary, performance and grievance issues, and ensure supporting policy and procedures meet industrial relations legislative and organisational requirements. Ensure that AHV becomes a workplace of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including through effective recruitment, induction and development programs and succession planning
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive staff development program, including supporting officers to develop strong staff management and leadership skills through coaching or the identification and providing of relevant training
  • Provide advice to the executive group and line managers regarding recruitment and selection strategies and initiatives, and ensure recruitment policies and procedures are meeting organisation and legislative needs
  • Manage the OHS function and WorkCover related issues. Ensure workplace injuries, illnesses and identified hazards are recorded and acted on an, and report serious matters to the Board and executive group.
  • Perform other duties as directed that fall within the scope of the position and/or the incumbents knowledge and skills

We are looking for someone who will bring a strategic focus to the role along with the capacity to work within the culture of AHV. Key attributes and skills required for the role include:

  1. 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.
  2. A minimum of five years’ experience in human resources, including at a management level.
  3. Thorough knowledge and proven ability to identify, develop and implement policies and procedures
  4. Ability to work independently, including capacity to exercise effective personal judgement
  5. Experience managing the OHS function including WorkCover
  6. Knowledge of and experience in interpreting awards (SCHCADS award desirable)
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify business needs, develop strategies and oversee projects.
  8. Demonstrated ability to negotiate successful outcomes that address issues on both a short and long-term basis.
  9. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and confidence in communicating and presenting in a number of settings.
  10. A tertiary qualification in Human Resources or a related discipline

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications close on 17 July 2020.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@ahvic.org.au.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Darren Smith, CEO on 0477 997 944.

Manager of HR and OD position description

Senior Policy Officer – Identified Aboriginal Position

• Work Type/s: Full time, 12 month contract
• Location: Based in Melbourne (North Fitzroy)
• Applications close: 24 July 2020


Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) is an Aboriginal community organisation responsible for managing over 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Victoria. AHV’s vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.


We are seeking applications from highly motivated, reliable people who are keen to work in an Aboriginal organisation that is taking the next step towards self-determination and self-management by ensuring that the organisation is able to maintain a sustainable and financially viable housing portfolio across Victoria for Aboriginal people.


The Senior Policy Officer reports to the CEO and is responsible for policy work in respect of developing documenting and embedding policy positions of AHV. The role will research, analyse, and evaluate a wide range of information and options to develop policy proposals

The Senior Policy Officer will:

  • Effectively represent AHV’s position in a range of government and community forums and working groups
  • Undertake research and analysis for policy and program development
  • Provide high quality and timely advice and written materials
  • Coordinate a range of business plans and other reports for the CEO, Executive Management Group, the Board and its sub-Committees
  • Keep abreast of current stakeholder reports, data and other information sources and their impact on AHV
  • Contribute to the development of strategies which will enable AHV to deliver efficient and effective services to the community
  • Project management including planning, resource implementation and achievement of agreed deliverables


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

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with thorough working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies and demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment
  • Experience in developing a diverse range of corporate and operational policies, program procedures and manuals
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly present information writing and verbally with ability to communicate complex concepts
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the roles of Local, State and Federal Governments in the community housing sector.
  • Highly organised with ability to work on multiple tasks, with competing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office.

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 only may apply.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description by COB 24 July 2020. A copy of the Position Description can be found at the link below.

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

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

Senior Policy Officer – Aboriginal Housing – Identified Aboriginal Position PD