AHV Careers

Please see below for available positions.

Housing Officer – Northern/Southern Region

Work Type/s: Full Time
Location: North Fitzroy
Applications close: 7th October, 2019

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 and 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 organisation that is working to maintain a sustainable and financially viable housing portfolio across Victoria for Aboriginal people.

The role of the Housing Officer (HO) is critical in establishing sustainable tenancies with AHV's client base. Working within the framework of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) and AHV’s policies and guidelines the HO is responsible for property management duties, including sign up of new tenants, rent payment, arrears management, terminated tenants and vacated properties. The HO is also critical in building relationships with support services to assist clients and support community capacity building.

Key attributes and skills required for the role include:
• Resilience and empathy
• Initiative and prioritisation skills
• Collaboration and team work
• Confidence in using a range of IT systems
• Written and verbal communication skills
• A current Victorian driver’s license, National Police records check and a Working with Children Check.

In return we offer:
• A competitive remuneration and generous salary packaging benefits that increase your take home pay
• An organisation that is genuine about kindness, compassion, courtesy and dignity
• Job satisfaction from making a difference every day
• A friendly and supportive work environment.

Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be well regarded but we will fully support the cultural development of an experienced Housing Officer looking to broaden their community experience.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply,

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by 7th October, 2019. Email to Jobs@ahvic.org.au. Please direct enquiries about the role to Libby V on 0437 109 759

Senior Policy Officer

Employer: Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Work Type: Full time, 2 year contract
Location: Based in Melbourne (North Fitzroy)
Applications close: 3rd September, 2019

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:
• 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.

A current Victorian driver’s license, 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 3rd September, 2019.

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

Please direct enquiries about the position to John Templeman on 0408 566 573.

Senior Policy Officer PD

Continuous Improvement Project Manager – Aboriginal Housing – Identified Position

Employer: Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Work Type/s: full time
Location: Based in Melbourne
Applications close: 31 October 2019

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 a highly motivated project manager who will focus on continuous improvement to drive efficiencies and savings in our operations processes.

This role reports to the Director of Operations and will run improvement projects across all areas of operations.

This includes the tenancy teams, maintenance teams and compliance teams. Operations is broadly responsible for the delivery of services related to tenancy management, property allocations and property management.

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 current issues affecting Aboriginal Australians.
• Proven quality project delivery within timeframes
• Experience with project management methodology
• Ability to lead change management to ensure that changes are embedded in the business
• Ability to work with operations leadership team to implement project findings
• Demonstrated capacity to be a change leader and drive improvements to existing management processes
• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and communicate across all levels of the organisation

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office. Occasional travel may be required.

A current Victorian driver’s license, National Police Record 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 attached position description by COB 31 October 2019.

Applications should be sent to Jobs@ahvic.org.au using the subject line: Continuous Improvement Project Manager.


Please direct enquiries about the position to Pren Dodaj on 0438193036.

Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Maintenance Administration Coordinator – Melbourne

Work Type/s: ongoing full time
Location: Melbourne
Applications close: 31 October 2019

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 Maintenance Administration Coordinator works within the Operations team to provide administrative support for maintenance, work order and contractor liaison issues

We are looking for someone who will bring a client-centred focus to the role, along with the capacity to work within established procedures. Key attributes and skills required for the role include:

• Previous relevant administrative experience
• Experience with work orders, SDM and maintenance works
• Ability to use data in the SDM system and to load data into the system
• Organisational and decision-making ability
• Ability to work with contractors re: complaints, payments and monitoring
• Sound written and verbal communication skills

This position is based in our North Fitzroy office.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications close on 31 October 2019.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jobs@ahvic.org.au.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Pren Dodaj on (03) 9403 2154.

Maintenance Administration Coordinator