Executive Director, Asset Management (SES2)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 5 Years

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $279,239 - $401,017

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/576880

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/576880

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $279,239 - $401,017

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

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)


Reporting to the CEO of Homes Victoria, the Executive Director, Asset Management leads a branch responsible for the management, maintenance and optimisation of a portfolio of ~64,000 public housing assets in Victoria at a replacement cost of $35 billion.  The second largest public housing landlord in Australia. 

This includes the development and implementation of asset management strategies, plans and services to maintain and improve the quality and sustainability of this housing portfolio, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards, managing budgets and financial resources and collaborating with stakeholders to address the needs of tenants and communities.  This role is the key steward of the facilities management and upgrade procurement and systems that are budgeted at circa $400m per year. 

This is much more than bricks and mortar.  This role will drive the efficient and effective delivery of services for a very large housing portfolio, whilst significantly transforming core systems, processes and services to improve the liveability of homes for 116,000 Victorians.

Are you:

  • An exceptional leader able to drive significant transformation, establish high performing teams and model public service values?
  • An asset management expert with deep knowledge of asset management principles and practices, including maintenance, refurbishment and disposal of assets
  • An effective and responsive senior leader who works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to build and deliver shared commitment and coordinated implementation?
  • Able to build and leverage strong relationships to support the department in delivering world class, best value infrastructure for Victorians?


  1. Asset Strategy: Develop and implement asset management strategies to optimise the performance of public housing assets and meet the needs of tenants and the community.
  2. Asset Maintenance: Establish and oversee maintenance programs to ensure the upkeep and safety of public housing assets, including coordination with maintenance staff and contractors.
  3. Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, laws, and standards related to public housing and asset management, and manage risks associated with asset management activities.

Please open the position description to read more.

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


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) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> 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 (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Executive Director, Asset Management  (SES2)

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Full time / 5 Years

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Jo Cushing, ED, Performance and Governance | jo.cushing@homes.vic.gov.au

Executive Director, Asset Management  (SES2)