Team Leader Housing Communications (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2026

Organisation: Homes Victoria

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/683619A

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/683619A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

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)


Are you:

  • Excited to lead projects and support others in the delivery of high-profile strategic housing and homelessness programs and projects?
  • A qualified and experienced communications professional with a proven track record delivering integrated strategic communications and engagement plans and projects involving multiple stakeholders?
  • A strategic thinker and creative problem solver with a proven ability to analyse and address risks and issues in a timely and effective manner?

This role ensures appropriate planning, resourcing and delivery of communications and engagement activities to ensure our communities and stakeholders receive timely, accurate and appropriate advice about Homes Victoria's housing programs and projects.


  • Support the Manager - Strategic Communications and team to plan, deliver and evaluate priority housing and homelessness strategic communications and engagement projects and activities.
  • Proactively identify reputation and strategic communication risks, issues and opportunities and provide high quality strategic advice, plans and materials to Homes Victoria's executives, ministerial advisors and other teams in a timely and effective way.
  • Initiate, build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including program, policy and delivery teams, engaging with them in a genuine, constructive and timely manner to achieve desired objectives and outcomes.

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.

Team Leader Housing Communications (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2026

Job classification:



Simon Blankenstein | simon.blankenstein@homes.vic.gov.au

Team Leader Housing Communications (VPSG5)