Regional Accommodation Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799016JUNE204
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - Regional Accommodation Manager D01492 - VPS 5 June 2024.docx (Word, 533KB)

Contact: Rory McManamon on 0429 170 920

Position Details

  • Regional Accommodation Manager (within Emergency Management)
  • Full time, Fixed term until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $ 106,534 - $128,897+ superannuation

DJCS Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities delivered through Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Recovery Victoria, Sector Performance and Reform and emergency management statutory entities and offices. The work of the group supports the emergency management sector to work together and to strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, government, agencies and business to achieve our shared vision of safer and more resilient communities and to rebuild and recover after an emergency.

Emergency Recovery Victoria - What does the business unit do?

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state relief, and state and regional recovery coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts to support councils and ensure that community is at the centre of recovery.

What will the role do?

The Regional Accommodation Manager plays a key role in supporting Emergency Recovery Victoria's various accommodation related programs. These programs enable appropriate disaster recovery service delivery to affected communities and individuals. To succeed in this, the Regional Accommodation Manager will provide complex, high quality support to the programs team as well as community in addition to the ERV executive team and wider Business Units.

Duties will include representing Emergency Recovery Victoria in the field managing a range of affected community members accommodation needs, while working closely with Recovery Support providers and Program operational teams. Regular attendance and presentations at governance groups will be required to report on accommodation programs.

As the key lead in Emergency Recovery Victoria's accommodation program, you will be key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, you will have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and proven experience working alongside staff and executives.

The Regional Accommodation Manager will be a flexible, positive and proactive problem solver who shows initiative and commitment to community outcomes by working efficiently and adapting seamlessly to changing priorities. This position requires excellent administrative and organisational skills, as well as exceptional relationship management capabilities to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Support the role out and decommissioning, and coordination of regional accommodation to support the community to recovery from an emergency.
  • Track and regularly report on a range of accommodation programs to ensure the affected members of the community are receiving adequate support.
  • Work closely with a range of stakeholders on complex community centred problems.

What skills and knowledge should the Regional Accommodation Manager have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and programs.
  • Identifies issues in common for one or more clients or stakeholders and uses them to build mutually beneficial partnerships; Identifies and responds to stakeholder's underlying needs; Uses understanding of the stakeholder's organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieve
  • Identifies and responds to customer requirements; Use understanding of the customers' context to tailor services and ensure outcomes are delivered; Effectively manages risks to service delivery
  • Prepares and presents reports and communications to inform all levels of government, community groups, members of the public, businesses and other ERV partner organisations.
  • Unrestricted Victoria driver's license (mandatory)

If you have any queries, please contact Rory McManamon, Deputy Director, Recovery Programs Coordination and Delivery, via

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm – 25 June 2024.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

 The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

 If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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