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Why work at Housing Choices?

Working with us provides you with the opportunity to be part of an innovative not-for-profit organisation. You'll work with a diverse, dedicated and collaborative group of people who are strongly committed to making a difference in our community.

Whether you’re working directly in our services to support our residents or are in an office support position, you will play an integral role in helping us achieve our vision:

All people affordably housed in neighbourhoods that support life opportunities.

Current Vacancies

We are always looking for motivated, skilled and talented people who believe in our vision and values.

We frequently advertise new positions and positions are often becoming available, so check back regularly. We are also always keen to hear from talented people who are enthusiastic about what we do.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to HR by the nominated closing date.

If there are no current vacancies or you simply would just love to work for us, please send your details to our HR team and we will keep your resume on file and match to future vacancies.

Development Manager WA (24 Month fixed term)

Reporting to the General Manager Development, the Development Manager will be based in our WA office and is responsible for identifying suitable housing development opportunities for Housing Choices target areas of operation in WA, undertaking feasibility studies to ensure financial, environmental, and social sustainability. The Development Manager will also manage the implementation of projects including preliminary works and oversee all aspects of the process from design to successful handover.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering strategic development for projects considering the broader development environment, and innovative funding, joint venture and partner offers. As well as review planning proposals and be able to secure future development opportunities.

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@hcau.org.au.



Technical Services

We have an exciting full-time permanent opportunity available within Technical Services to join our collaborative and fast-paced Property Team in our WA office. We are not only seeking someone who naturally aligns with our culture but is also connected to contributing to improved outcomes for our clients.

Reporting to the Manager, WA Property Services, you will be primarily responsible for the condition and maintenance needs of residential assets within the Asset Management, Tenancy Management and more broadly across Housing Choices Australia as appropriate.

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@hcau.org.au.



Housing Officer (Melbourne, VIC)
Part-time (0.8 FTE – 4 Days)

We have a vacancy for a Housing Officer to provide our residents with housing-related services to support their tenancy whilst also achieving the outcomes of our organisation.

The position will deliver quality tenancy management services and will manage relationships constructively with clients to achieve sustainable tenancies which will enhance opportunities for our residents to achieve quality life outcomes. The role will also work closely with the property team and our community development staff.

The position is a Part-time (0.8FTE – 4 Days) ongoing role based in Melbourne. The role will ideally suit a person who seeks a higher work-life balance and is passionate about delivering good client service, can work collaboratively within a small team, is resilient and grounded in quality practices and can adhere to our organisational values.

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Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary (Melbourne, VIC)

Fixed Term - (one year from commencement) with potential for permanency

We seek a Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary with three to four years of post-admission experience to support the HCA legal team. You will have experience supporting major projects from a construction, development or finance perspective. Corporate governance experience to meet our regulatory obligations is also highly valued.

The role will also assist in developing and implementing policies, processes, and systems to ensure HCA compliance with legal requirements. And also support the company secretarial and board functions to ensure they are managed efficiently and effectively.

The position will work closely with the Executive General Manager, Legal & Governance and Senior Legal Counsel to ensure work is delivered to the highest quality in a timely manner.

The position is a full-time fixed-term role based in Melbourne (close to Melbourne Central station). You will work in a closely-knit team. The role will ideally suit a team-oriented person who is keen to learn and develop while working autonomously and taking guidance and direction from the two senior members of the team.

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Applications Close: 09 January 2022



Property Officer (Adelaide -SA)

Full-time, Ongoing

We have an exciting full-time permanent opportunity available for a Property Officer to join our collaborative and fast-paced Property Team in our SA office. We are not only seeking someone who naturally aligns with our culture but is also connected to contributing to improved outcomes for our clients.

Reporting to the Property Team Leader, you will be primarily responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of properties, delivering professional services to existing and prospective clients to sustain successful tenancies, improve client outcomes and deliver outstanding customer service. This includes managing conducting property inspections, carrying out planned maintenance and coordinating asset upgrade works.

Key to your success will be in your ability to delivery key performance measures related to property management, including regulatory performance standards related to asset management and property maintenance as well as internal key performance measures across South Australia. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal including the ability to effectively consult, negotiate and influence across a range of stakeholder groups (internal and external) is essential.

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Applications Close: 23 January 2022



People and Culture Business Partner (preferably Adelaide or Melbourne located)

Full-time, ongoing role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a People and Culture (P&C) Business Partner to join our growing People and Culture Team. Reporting to the Manager People and Culture, the P&C Business Partner provides contemporary and responsive human resources (HR) advice, guidance and services.

The role works collaboratively providing trusted support in People matters as well as contributing to development of best practice and strategy and key People projects. Our P&C Business Partners are pivotal in supporting and building local leadership capacity to achieve engaged, high performing teams. With operations across Australia, this role will partner closely with key stakeholders and teams in an allocated portfolio.

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Housing Officer (Intensive Tenancy and Property Management Services) - (Melbourne, VIC)

Full-time, Ongoing

We are excited to offer a unique opportunity for someone to work with us and be a part of a significant change in Victoria to end homelessness. The successful candidate will work with people experiencing homelessness and who have been placed in motels because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, assisting them into secure housing options and working with them to successfully sustain tenancies.

To fulfil this mission, we are seeking an individual who is looking for substantial job satisfaction and is passionate about supporting people to achieve better quality life outcomes.

In delivering a highly positive customer experience, you will be a part of a specialised and diverse multi-disciplinary housing and support services partnership and team, responsible for delivering professional tenancy management services to a small portfolio of clients.

This is a full-time role based in Melbourne.

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Applications Close: 30 January 2022



Internal Communications Manager (Melbourne location preferred)

Full-time, Ongoing

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Internal Communications Manager who thrives in a dynamic environment. The role would suit someone who is passionate about working with people from diverse backgrounds to convey clear, informative and engaging content that is fit-for-purpose across a variety of platforms.

It’s a great opportunity for a skilled team leader with previous experience shaping and managing internal communication and change plans - someone who knows how to drive national internal communications strategies and wants to continue to foster a culture of engagement, information sharing and collaboration.

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Applications Close: 27 January 2022.



Assistant Company Secretary/Legal & Governance Support

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Company Secretary/Legal & Governance to support the company secretarial and administrative duties in the Legal & Governance Team.

Reporting to the Executive General Manager, Legal & Governance; you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver key outcomes relating to the corporate governance aspect of HCA.

The key activities of the role include;

  • Upporting the Legal & Governance Team in the management of Board, Committee and other meetings including preparing and distributing Board and Committee meetings and agendas, taking minutes and action items and liaising with Board Directors to arrange attendance to Board meeting (travel, catering, coordinating calendars etc.)
  • Updating and maintaining legal, corporate and governance registers/records and related filing, under the direction of the Executive General Manager, Legal & Governance
  • Supporting the organisation to meet internal governance and external reporting requirements
  • Comprehensive and high quality administrative support including projects and related tasks which support members of the Legal & Governance Team in all aspects of their work

Applications Close 30 January 2022

If you are interested in any of the above roles, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to careers@hcau.org.au before the application close date.



Why work for us?

A career with Housing Choices will offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for growth and the chance to make a difference. Housing Choices has a strong, viable financial base to grow from and we have a genuinely positive and connected culture that is guided by our vision and values. Here is our complete People and Culture strategy.

We are big on supporting, developing and rewarding our people. We aim to pay well within the sector and offer contemporary and meaningful benefits for staff. Here’s some of our offerings:

Our remuneration

  • Competitive and fair salary plus salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year plus other tax savings through meal/entertainment expenses
  • Salary continuance insurance – income protection up to age 65 for you and your family if you are injured or fall ill.

Our career development

  • Range of targeted learning and developed opportunities
  • Individualised career plans and development and support through a range of options: formal qualifications, networking, secondments, mentoring, internal promotions, project management and succession planning
  • Paid study leave and further study financial assistance
  • Professional membership subsidy.

Our reward and recognition

  • Flexible reward and recognition program to celebrate our peoples contributions
  • Annual salary reviews.

Enhanced and paid leave options

  • 14 weeks paid parental leave (primary care giver)
  • Study leave
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A day off when we recruit a person you have referred to us (our people know us the best).

Our flexibility

  • Meaningful flexible working – variety of options for how, where and when staff work
  • Purchase additional leave.

Our social and wellbeing

  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • An active SWAT (Social, Wellbeing and Activities Team)
  • An active health and well being program with regular Health and Safety initiatives

What to expect after you have applied

This general information is intended to give you an overview of our recruitment process and hopefully will cover most FAQ’s. However if you need HR advice about your specific circumstances, please contact our HR team via our main switchboard number 03 8636 9400.

  • Initial contact: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually by telephone to arrange a telephone and/or face to face interview. Unfortunately we are a small but dedicated HR team and we are unable to directly contact or provide feedback to every applicant at initial application stage. We hope you understand. You will receive an email message when you send your resume which provides a confirmation and advises that you will be contacted directly if shortlisted for interview.
  • Our timings: These can vary according to position and availability of those staff involved in the recruitment process but we aim to recruit as responsively as practicable: often we interview within one week of closing dates.
  • Phone interview: Not always, but often we will contact successful applicants for a short telephone interview. During this discussion, we will find out a little more about you, including what you are looking for from your next job role, your salary expectations and it’s an opportunity for you to ask any questions to make sure this is the right role for you.
  • Face to face interview: If you are invited to attend a first or second face-to-face interview, you will meet your Manager, an HR team member and often, other members of the team. During the interview you will discuss your interest in working with Housing Choices, your motivations and values as well as your career history, skills and experience.
  • Other recruitment methods: Usually we will make a recruitment decision after interview and reference checking, however from time to time we may ask applicants to undertake other selection methods i.e. undertake a ‘skills based’ exercise or provide scenario type responses as deemed applicable for the particular vacancy. We will always advise an applicant during the selection process if this is the case.
  • Referees: If we consider you our preferred applicant, we will require the contact details of two referees to obtain references prior to making you a job offer. Ideally they should be people you have reported too in a work environment.
  • Background checks: All new employees are required to undergo a Police Check. We will organise and pay for this check once you have provided all relevant documentation. Depending on your role, we may also require a Working With Children check and we will let you know if this is needed at the appropriate time.We strongly encourage you to be open and up front with us if there is likely to be any disclosure or finding that may arise through these checks. We can then have an honest discussion about your suitability for the role.
  • Unsuccessful applicants: After you have attended interview we will contact you to provide constructive feedback.