Place Manager

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to the improvement of the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) service delivery and operations?

  • Amazing opportunity to join the Services Our Way (SOW) team and work in a highly client focused environment.
  • The position provides an opportunity to deliver a program that makes a real difference and delivers outcome to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people and communities.
  • Location: Western Sydney with flexible working options.

What’s on offer?

The AHO delivers the Services Our Way (SOW) program across 17 LGAs in NSW. SOW is an Aboriginal client-led trauma informed support coordination service for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families. It provides culturally appropriate advocacy and service coordination, with a client and family centered approach.

As the Western Sydney Place Manager, you’ll have impact through:

  • Provision of specialist advice, management and leadership to enable successful local implementation of SOW projects and programs to ensure it delivers effective services and options to Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Building partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders to facilitate a collaborative approach in the implementation service models that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families

What we are looking for

You will share our vision of ensuring every Aboriginal person in NSW has equal access to, and choice in, affordable housing, and supporting vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families.

You’ll be a welcomed and valued member of the team. Essential requirements to be successful in this role are:

  • Aboriginality. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal cultural beliefs and attitudes and of the socio-economic position of Aboriginal people within Australian society, and of their impacts in relation to housing including the specific needs and disadvantages experienced by Aboriginal Communities

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

For more information on the role please review the role description.

About the Aboriginal Housing Office

The Aboriginal Housing Office is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment. (DPIE). The AHO is a statutory authority, established under the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW) and plans, administers and expands the policies, program and asset base for Aboriginal housing in NSW.

To find out more about our exciting programs and what we do, head to our website:

How to apply

To apply for this great opportunity, submit your current resume and a cover letter detailing why you would be the perfect fit for this role.

Applications close on 18 October 2020 at 11.55pm.

To discuss the details of the role please contact Nattlie Smith, Policy & Evidence Director on 0410 440 787 or email Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require any adjustments or others needs you may have during the recruitment process.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.