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South Australian Housing Authority

The newly formed South Australian Housing Authority (the Authority) is a statutory authority that will lead major reform of the housing sector.  The Authority will facilitate a change in the way government works with the sector and social services, to create a modern multi-provider housing system in South Australia.  The Authority manages over $10b in assets, provides housing and support for 60,000 public housing tenants and assists 25,000 people a year in private rental, making a significant difference to lives of South Australians.  A further 20,000 people are assisted through the homelessness support service network of providers.  The Authority also creates new affordable housing support for rental and home purchase and oversees regulation of the community housing sector.

Reporting directly to the General Manager People and Corporate Support, this key role will provide strategic and operational leadership to drive the people and culture function of the Authority.

The role will provide comprehensive support and advice in relation to employees and resources required to deliver effective operations of the Authority and contribute to broader organisational and strategic management as part of the Authority’s leadership.  The Director P&C will manage a high performing team providing support across human resources, industrial relations, workforce health and safety and organisational development.  As part of the organisational development responsibilities, this person will build the required leadership capabilities for more than 120 managers and ensure the organisational culture and values are visible, embedded and upheld.  This person will ensure that initiatives are engaging, collaborative and of a high standard to maximise attraction, retention and capability building frameworks.  The Director P&C will work collaboratively across the Authority, with agencies and external stakeholders.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and dynamic HR executives with experience in inspiring people to approach complex issues with fresh thinking.  The ability to drive change and demonstrate contemporary leadership is pivotal.  Amongst the qualities sought are versatility, resilience, agility, sound judgement, drive and energy. Superior communication, negotiation, strategic thinking and advisory skills, as well as the ability to build and sustain relationships, will be essential to succeed in this role.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.



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