Senior Commercial Portfolio Officer, Homes Victoria

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.

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Property
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/685579
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Home Victoria Position Description VPS5 Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager Portfolio and Leasing Management 685579.docx (Word, 360KB)
Job Specification

Home Victoria Position Description VPS5 Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager Portfolio and Leasing Management 685579.pdf (PDF, 250KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lee Dobson
0423 555 000

Position Details


Are you:

  • A property professional with experience in managing a diverse commercial property portfolio within the public, private or not-for-profit sectors? 
  • An innovator that can identify commercial opportunities, develop project plans for implementation and engagement with key stakeholders to deliver on revenue opportunities?
  • A leader and a collaborator with good understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act, Retail Leases Act, Victorian Government Land Policies, and the role of the Valuer Generals Office?
  • A good communicator with stakeholder management experience and an understanding of commercial lease management?

The Senior Commercial Portfolio Officer is responsible for the management, development and growth of the Homes Victoria commercial and non-service delivery portfolio property portfolio. These activities include portfolio analysis and performance reporting and contract management of tenant and landlord obligations across a diverse portfolio of telecommunication, advertising, retail and other non-housing asset types. Reporting to the Portfolio and Leasing Manager, this role is a hands-on property management role that leads stakeholder management, critical date and contract management, risk management and general portfolio administration duties.


  1. Lead the growth, management and administration of a commercial and specialist portfolio of properties/agreements designed to leverage off the Director of Housing's extensive asset base across the State, including critical date management, lease responsibilities, risk management and overall portfolio performance.
  2. Manage, interpret, and apply business plans and policies in own area of responsibility and provide advice to others on design and implementation issues.
  3. Deliver sound commercial property management solutions to senior management on matters including portfolio strategies, commercial opportunities and cashflow ensuring value for money.

Please open the position description to read more.

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.

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

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 (

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