Supervisor Roles – Southern Highlands

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Supervisor Roles – Southern Highlands

Habitat for Humanity Supervisor Roles – Southern Highlands (Wollondilly and Wingecarribee areas)

Multiple positions: Full Time, Part Time and Casual Contract positions available

Context

Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

We are looking to find landscaping, building and/or construction professionals with supervisory/management skills in the Southern Highlands to help us deliver our range of services to disadvantaged people. Our programs include: disaster recovery and resilience; home maintenance and repair; and projects to provide and improve housing solutions. All positions will be on a paid contract basis and will be offered either on a full time, part-time or casual basis.

More about our work:

We mobilise teams of volunteers to engage in disaster recovery, resilience and preparedness and to conduct landscaping, maintenance, painting and minor building repairs. In the Southern Highlands we will primarily work with families and individuals exposed to natural disasters like bushfire and support communities to be better prepared for future disasters.

These supervisor positions are responsible for the organisation of disaster resilience and recovery activities and supervising and leading teams of often unskilled volunteers while providing guidance and positive support. The position is also responsible for some project management, coordination, documentation and reporting, and may occasionally be called on to support Habitat’s other projects in the Greater Sydney and surrounding region. Successful applicants for these roles must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Purpose

The supervisor undertakes a range of functions including:

Using their landscaping, building and/or construction skills and experience to guide, support and supervisor often unskilled volunteers;

Organising and managing disaster recovery and resilience work, maintenance, landscaping, indoor and outdoor painting, and small building projects;

Ensuring projects are completed on schedule and to a high standard;

Managing logistics for volunteer activities, including organising vehicle loading, food, drinks and other amenities for volunteers;

Ensuring a safe working environment and proactively encouraging safe working practices;

Managing tools, equipment and materials safely, efficiently and effectively;

Drive a Habitat for Humanity ute or van while towing a trailer;

Providing information briefings and safety presentations to volunteer teams;

Taking photos at volunteer activities and preparing short reports;

Other tasks to support the efficient and effective operation of the program.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

Building, renovation, construction and maintenance skills and experience, including ability to paint and complete building repairs and small building projects.

Ability to support, motivate, supervise and work with up to 10 unskilled volunteers working on building maintenance and disaster recovery project creating a positive fun work environment.

Highly motivated, positive, excellent organisation skills with very good attention to detail and ability to work independently.

Communication skills including written, verbal and presentation skills.

Unrestricted driver’s licence, ability to drive a Ute with trailer and willingness to travel.

Construction White Card (or willingness to obtain) and knowledge of construction site safety.

 

Other Requirements

The successful applicant will need to provide evidence of a clear criminal history and adhere to HFH’s Code of Conduct, policies and procedures including the Child Protection Policy.

The supervisor will need a satisfactory driving history and may need to provide details of their driving history as part of the application process.

HFHA is considering making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for staff and this requirement may apply to this position.

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter that specifically addresses each of the essential selection criteria above, your preferred location(s) and the type of role you are seeking: full-time, part-time or casual contract.

To ask any questions about the role please email Michelle Duby, mduby@habitat.org.au, using the subject line: Supervisor – Southern Highlands

Applications Close: Closing date 15/12/21, however applications will be considered as they are received so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.