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Housing Appeals Committee

Closing date: 27th March, 2019
Region: Sydney
Agency: Department of Family and Community Services

Applications are currently invited for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander member of the Housing Appeals Committee.

The NSW Housing Appeals Committee is an independent appeals body that reviews certain decisions made by public and community housing (also referred to as social housing) providers in NSW.

The member role is a Ministerial appointment, accountable to the Minister for Family and Community Services. The role involves merits review hearings, assessing evidence, interpreting policy, and making recommendation to the housing provider.

Members must be available for two full hearing days each month and three scheduled training days each year. In addition to their usual two full hearing days each month, an Aboriginal member will sit on hearings involving Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients either in person or over the telephone. These requests will be will be made on an ad hoc basis when required.

Successful applicants will have:

  • an interest in broader social, affordable and private sector housing issues in NSW
  • experience in hearing processes and deliberations 
  • an understanding in policy and the ability to interpret policy 
  • experience in interviewing high needs clients 
  • have high-level analytical, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • a strong sense of fairness and an awareness of cross cultural issues 
  • the ability to exercise impartial judgement 
  • the ability to make fair, balanced and equitable decisions.

This is a part-time opportunity with members being remunerated and appointed in accordance with the Public Service Commission Directive (October 2015): Classification and Remuneration Framework for NSW Government Boards and Committees.

Aboriginality is an essential requirement for this position. The position has been identified as an Aboriginal position in accordance with the provisions of Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

A recruitment pool maybe created to fill future vacancies if and as they arise.

How To Apply

To apply candidates must submit a covering letter (two pages maximum) which clearly details their skills and experience as relevant to this role and an up-to-date resume.

Submit your application online (job reference 00006V1C) including the information outlined above. 

Enquiries To

Catherine Walton on (02) 8741 2541 or at [email protected]

Areas of Interest: Family and Community Services, Social Housing
Published 27th February
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