Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • 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
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ communities to join our workforce.

Current employment opportunities:

Team Leader, Place Management (YarraSpace)

 

About the role

The Team Leader reports to the Manager, Place Management and will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within our social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

You will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

 

About you

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Agent representative certificate or willingness to complete one.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Residential Tenancies Act and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Real Estate database experience
  • Department of Health and Human Services  - Tenancy Services experience preferred  
  • Experience leading a Team within a housing based organisation  
  • An understanding of Social Housing
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms.

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • Base Salary $83,742 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading) or annual remuneration package all-inclusive of $98,940
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

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: tlyarra@unison.org.au.
  • 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. Closing date on 1st November 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 LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

 

*** 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.

Private Rental Access Worker - Seddon and Werribee (CASUAL)

 

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for the Private Rental Access Worker position to play a key role in Private Rental Access Program (PRAP) with the IAP and PRAP team. Reporting to the Team Leader, this role is a key part of our homelessness services and the main responsibility of the role is to increase private rental access to people experiencing homelessness and to assist people at risk of losing their tenancy. The worker will be required to travel to the two main sites at Seddon and Werribee.

 

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team. In addition, 

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

 

On Offer

  • Casual position
  • Hourly rate of $45.80 (plus super)
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

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: prapcasual@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 9th September 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 LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

 

*** 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.

 

Senior Facilities Manager

 

About the role

The role is responsible for the ongoing implementation of sound facilities management systems and practices across the property portfolio for the organisation.

This Executive position reports to the CEO and participates in the leadership of the organisation as a member of the Executive Team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Managing and maintaining the presentation of the asset portfolio, including maintenance, compliance and safety
  • Oversee exceptional service to rental property owners and owners corporation managers
  • Monitor financial performance against budget for both operational and capital expenditure and take corrective action where required
  • Management of the annual capital expenditure plan

 

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in facilities management, property, project management, engineering or other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience delivering facilities management in a residential environment
  • Commitment to social justice and desire to promote and model the values of Unison in all interactions with employees, tenants and clients and the broader community
  • A high level of personal initiative and motivation, with excellent communication, time management and decision-making skills

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging, motor vehicle and superannuation of circa $165,000 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Free CBD onsite parking
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately.
  • 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: DFM@unison.org.au
  • 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.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** 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.

Place Manager, Rent Review Project (Fixed Term)

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Rent Review role reports to the Project Officer – Place Management. You will support the Project Officer to develop and implement systems and processes that support implementation of Unison’s revised rent policy. You will also work alongside the Unison place management teams across metropolitan Melbourne to support effective implementation of Unison’s revised rent policy

 

About you

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

  • Has qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Has knowledge and understanding of Residential Tenancies Act
  • has the ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and work autonomously
  • Is approachable with a positive, cooperative and constructive attitude to work and working with others
  • Can demonstrate skills and experience within collaborative teams
  • Has demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours
  • Has high level communication skills – including verbal and written communication
  • Understands Greentree (preferred)
  • Has a current full Victorian driver’s licence

 

On Offer

  • 12 month Fixed Term, Full-time position
  • Base Salary $72,400 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading) or annual remuneration package all inclusive of $86,312
  • 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

 

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: pmrent@unison.org.au.
  • 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. Closing date 11th October 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 LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** 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.

Place Manager, YarraSpace 

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

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

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: pys@unison.org.au.
  • 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. Closing date on 25th October 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 LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** 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.