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Community Housing Futures Sector Capacity Lead

Full Time Brisbane Applications close:

Listed Wednesday 4th January, 2023

Description

Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to real world outcomes that will support the growth of social and affordable housing in Queensland.

Community Housing Futures is a collaboration between three Queensland peak and industry organisations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) Qld, and Queensland Shelter (Q Shelter).

At a time when more Queenslanders are challenged by housing affordability and availability, Community Housing Futures is collaborating to deliver a new capacity building program funded by Queensland Government and designed to support community housing providers achieve growth in housing supply.

The Sector Capacity Lead is responsible for supporting all aspects of program implementation including planning, delivery, evaluation and reporting. They will work within a small and high performing team committed to growth in social and affordable housing, and to the strength of community housing organisations as key providers of housing for vulnerable Queenslanders.

The Sector Capacity Lead will support the delivery these key program elements:

  1. Sector support and capability
  • Business advisory services including a professional services panel and grants
  • Procurement and coordination of sector development consultants to do capability and growth appraisals
  • Development of tools and resources
  • Learning and development products and events
  • Help desk functions
  1. Governance and evaluation
  • Provide input and reporting to the Program Manager
  • Support the design and implementation of evaluation

The ideal candidate

This position requires a deep commitment to the role and potential for community housing organisations to lead growth in housing supply to meet the needs of vulnerable Queenslanders.

The ideal candidate will preferably have a proven track record in leading capacity building programs. Highly developed relationship skills will be essential. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working to facilitate and strengthen partnerships across organisations and sectors in the delivery of complex work programs.

Industry experience is highly desirable as is the proven ability to lead a small team to success. The successful candidate will be energetic and have a track record of excellence in engagement with diverse stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications. Experience in the community housing industry including in capacity building roles is desirable.

Employer and auspice agency

The auspice agency is Q Shelter, which will be responsible for employment contracts and human resource accountabilities.

Role conditions

  • The role is potentially up until December 2024 subject to funding.
  • Salary is SCHADS 8 for a 0.8FTE.
  • Q Shelter offers a flexible work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are supported.
  • An office base is available in central Brisbane.
  • Q Shelter employees receive five weeks of annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time) and a paid Christmas shutdown period.
  • Q Shelter employees also have access to not-for-profit salary packaging, which increases take home pay.
  • Q Shelter staff are expected to work within a culturally safe framework and actively contribute to the implementation of Q Shelter’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

Diversity and inclusion

Q Shelter is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role. The role will be working to make a positive difference to the capacity of First Nations led housing providers to address the housing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Queensland.

How to apply

Please email a two-page capability statement responding to the Position Description, and current CV to . Applications that do not include these elements may not be considered.

The position description is available below, or on the Deck Website at  https://thedeck.org.au/jobs/

A criminal history check will be undertaken on the preferred candidate.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Q Shelter on (07) 3831 5900.

Position Description

Community Housing Futures Program Manager

Full Time Brisbane Applications close:

Listed Wednesday 4th January, 2023

Description

Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to real world outcomes that will support the growth of social and affordable housing in Queensland.

Community Housing Futures is a collaboration between three Queensland peak and industry organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) Qld, and Queensland Shelter (Q Shelter).

At a time when more Queenslanders are challenged by housing affordability and availability, Community Housing Futures is collaborating to deliver a new capacity building program funded by Queensland Government and designed to support community housing providers achieve growth in housing supply.

The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of program planning, implementation, compliance, evaluation, and reporting. They will oversight a small and high performing team as well as contractors and suppliers.

The Program Manager will ensure the delivery of these key elements:

  1. Sector support and capability
  • Business advisory services including a professional services panel and grants.
  • Procurement and coordination of sector development consultants to do capability and growth appraisals.
  • Development of tools and resources.
  • Learning and development products and events.
  • Help desk functions.
  1. Governance and evaluation
  • Provide input and reporting to the Program Governance Group.
  • Oversee design and implementation of evaluation including procurement of external evaluators.
  • Ensure all accountability requirements under the contract and to the employing body are met.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in senior program management. As a strong leader, the successful candidate will lead from inception to completion. Highly developed relationship skills will be essential. A track record of working to facilitate and strengthen partnerships across organisations and sectors in the delivery of complex work programs is highly desirable.

As a team player, the successful applicant will play a key leadership role in facilitating a collaborative and high performing team. The Program Manager will understand the operating environment of community housing providers or be able to quickly acquire this understanding.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualification, proven program management experience combined with business acumen, team leadership and collaboration skills, and excellent communication skills.

Employer and auspice agency

The auspice agency is Q Shelter, which will be responsible for employment contracts and human resource accountabilities.

Role conditions

  • The role is potentially up until December 2024 subject to funding.
  • Salary will be negotiated depending on skills and experience.
  • Q Shelter offers a flexible work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are supported.
  • An office base is available in central Brisbane.
  • Q Shelter employees receive five weeks of annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time) and a paid Christmas shutdown period.
  • Q Shelter employees also have access to not-for-profit salary packaging, which increases take home pay.
  • Q Shelter staff are expected to work within a culturally safe framework and actively contribute to the implementation of Q Shelter’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

Diversity and inclusion

Q Shelter is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role. The role will be working to make a positive difference to the capacity of First Nations led housing providers to address the housing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Queensland.

How to apply

Please email a two-page capability statement responding to the Position Description, and a current CV to . Applications that do not include these elements may not be considered.

The position description is available below, or on the Deck Website at  https://thedeck.org.au/jobs/

A criminal history check will be undertaken on the preferred candidate.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Q Shelter on (07) 3831 5900.

Position Description

Looking for opportunities in Queensland’s Housing and Homelessness Sector?

The Deck is a resource hub for the housing and homelessness sector, which provides links to training, resources, research, regional networks and job opportunities.

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Our staff are passionate about our vision of a home for every Queenslander.

We are a values-driven, high-performing team. Each person plays a vital role in helping to drive real world outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you like making a difference, consider coming on board to enjoy a career that matters.

Most of our team is based on the CBD fringe in Spring Hill, Brisbane, though you will find our Service Integration staff located across Queensland, working in the communities they care about.

While you support the sector, we support you

Benefits of working at Q Shelter include access to:

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Five weeks paid annual leave
  • An employee assistance program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional development training
  • Active staff involvement in a Diversity Inclusion Working Group, helping to achieve our Innovate Reconciliation Action plan, and other measures to support and celebrate diversity in our workplace.

We are keen to connect with passionate professionals seeking to make a difference.

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