Director, Private Partnerships Job at Department of Health and Human Services in Melbourne City Centre VIC

  • High-profile role shaping the future of public housing
  • Oversee acquisition of private market housing purchases
  • Key leadership and influencing role delivery social value

About the organisation

The Department of Health and Human Services works to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety for all Victorians. The Housing Division of the Department provides a dedicated portfolio focus on housing, and best-practice leadership for project delivery across housing and human services portfolios, including social housing initiatives.

About the role

In this newly created position, the Director, Private Partnerships will play a significant leadership role while developing and refining the strategy and approach for the acquisition of private market dwellings. This includes defining the investment criteria and the overall approach to engaging with a range of private-sector partners. The appointee will have responsibility for the overall budget, overseeing the request for proposal process, selection of partners, funding agreements and management of contracts. As part of the acquisition process, the appointee will also develop a portfolio of leased properties through the private market, and build productive partnerships with community housing providers and the homeless support sector. To achieve these outcomes, the appointee will manage key probity, financial and non-financial risks, and implement the operating and management agreements of private sector housing purchases. Advising at the Ministerial and Secretary level, the Director, Delivery will prepare detailed reports, including on the progress of acquisitions an any emerging issues.

About you

Tertiary qualified in property development, construction or a related field, you have demonstrated executive-level experience in either the private or public sectors leading and managing high-performing property acquisitions teams. You are a highly skilled negotiator with the ability to build strong client-centric relationships. You deliver commercial outcomes by promoting harmony, building trust and communicating in a transparent manner. An authentic leader, you inspire a sense of purpose, and provide context by clearly outlining organisational objectives and overall expectations. Your ability to focus on key outcomes is essential. Detailed knowledge, or a strong working relationship within, the Victorian Public Service, particularly with the Department of Health and Human Service, Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Environment, Water and Planning would be advantageous. You relish the opportunity to make a long-term impact through the work being undertaken by the Housing Division in the delivery of a significant social outcome for all Victorians.

To register your expression of interest, click ‘Apply for this job’. Please submit your resume in Microsoft Word format. Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.

How to Apply:
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Please go to https://www.shk.com.au/job/director-private-partnerships to apply.

Please note:
For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department’s recruitment and pre-employment screening processes. Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click ‘Apply Now’ below to submit your interest in this role.

For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

About the Company

Company: Department of Health and Human Services

Company Location:  Melbourne City Centre VIC

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