Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages
  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that not only do you have adequate skills to perform your current role, but that you also have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program - we offer external free, professional, confidential counselling assistance to our staff who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing - personally and in the workplace.

 

To assist us in the selection process and to ensure that your application is as strong as possible, please read the attached information for applicants to ensure your application meets all requirements.  Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Place Managers (Housing Workers) x 2

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who is:

  • self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Has experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Can work effectively and sensitively with complex clients, including those with mental health, AOD and disability needs
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to work in partnership with other community services, users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Bring energy, drive and enthusiasm in working as part of a dedicated operational team

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing Full-time roles x 2
  • One role at Fitzroy and another role at Footscray
  • Annual Salary $70,286.32 (plus 9.5% super)
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Monthly RDO (pro rata) for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff, including permanent, temp and casual employees.

 

Please send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au

  • Closing date: Friday 1st February 2019
  • Contact: Emma Pullen
  • Contact phone: 0413 676 854

 

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

 

About the role

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, you will lead the development, implementation and review of Unison communications, marketing, and corporate partnerships in support of Unison strategic objectives.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Build and develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders to deliver strategic priorities and drive operational excellence
  • Manage Unison’s engagement with the media
  • The development and implementation of a communications strategy and plan in-line with the budget
  • Support internal communication, including ensuring that recommendations or issues raised by the Tenant Advisory Group are circulated and discussed within Unison
  • Partner with People and Culture to develop the Unison employee value proposition
  • Identify opportunities for Unison’s participation at events, and coordinate Unison internal and external events.
  • Represent Unison on key strategic committees or forums linked to Marketing and Communications

  

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who is:

  • tertiary qualified in marketing, communications, public relations or related discipline
  • experienced in leading a marketing, communications and corporate partnerships functions
  • self-motivated, agile and versatile individual committed to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • a strategic thinker, capable of seeing the bigger picture and able to inculcate a culture that is respectful and inclusive in-line with Unison’s Values and Code of Conduct
  • excellent communicator who seeks new and better ways of communicating and engaging with our community
  • a leader who inspires high performance, collaboration and innovation with the ability to coach and manage the direct report

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing Full-time role
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $105 000 per annum
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff, including permanent, temp and casual employees.

 

This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Quality Officer (Part-time)

 

About the role

Reporting and working closely with the Manager Risk and Compliance within the Corporate Services Team, you will actively contribute to the development and improvement of Unison’s quality, risk and compliance systems  with the intent of supporting organisational capability and performance.

A key focus of your role will be to consciously support Unison to meet Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) standards through participation and assistance in internal and external audits.

About you

As a Quality professional, you will possess an innovation mindset with a focus on obtaining efficient and effective results coupled with a commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community.

You may also possess the following:

  • Ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and work autonomously
  • Approachability to work cohesively and collaboratively within in a team
  • Ability to navigate and work within quality assurance systems and standards
  • Operational project management skills and experience
  • Well-developed information system skills – word processing, excel, data-bases
  • High level verbal and written communication skills

 

On Offer

This fixed term part-time opportunity will offer you a generous annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of about $83,640 per annum (to be pro-rata). Further details on what is on offer is outlined below:

Fixed Term position for 6 months.

  • 0.5 FTE Part-time role (days of the week flexible to be negotiated)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff

 

To Apply

For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria with the job title 'Quality Officer' to: careers@unison.org.au.

This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 13th March 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Manager, Place Management (West) 

 

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Housing and Homelessness Services, you will lead Unison’s long term housing portfolio in Western Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide. The property portfolio includes social housing, affordable housing, public housing and private rental. Your role is focused on ensuring that we provide high quality, safe and sustainable housing, and that our customers are supported to sustain their housing, and maximize their participation in communities that thrive.

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • has managed staff across multiple teams and sites
  • has a mix of contract management, stakeholder management skills and experience in the direct provision of place management services
  • is self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • has experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • is able to travel to other office sites including Adelaide

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Total remuneration including the benefits of salary packaging and superannuation is equivalent to $136 000 per annum.
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 27th March 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

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