Executive Director, Statewide Disability & Housing Operations

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/573457
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $267,446 - $384,540
Job Duration: 5 years
Attachments: 2022-09-15 PD 573457.docx (Word, 127KB)
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Contact: Danny O’Kelly

Position Details


Reporting to the Deputy Secretary of the Community Operations and Practice Leadership division, the Executive Director, Statewide Disability and Housing Operations Group is responsible for leading and delivering the implementation of identified departmental strategic operational priorities for statewide disability and housing services. This includes driving consistent quality service delivery, practice, and positive client outcomes by ensuring the responsiveness and financial sustainability of maintenance service through the Housing Call Centre on behalf of the Director of Housing, compliance with the Housing Act and Residential Tenancies Act and the delivery of Forensic Disability programs including the Disability Forensic Treatment Service and Disability Justice program.

The Executive Director is also responsible for responding to and negotiating sensitive statewide disability and housing matters, including providing authoritative advice to internal and external key stakeholders, government agencies, Ministers, and the Secretary.  

The role has management of approximately 290 FTE and associated operating budget, and oversight of a 24/7 forensic disability residential facility.

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The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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