Facilities Manager

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, an energetic and collaborative approach with a proven track record in Facility Management. Duties will include the supervision of 10 Grounds and Maintenance Staff, maintenance programs, management of contractors and capital work projects.

Selection Criteria Essential

  • Current Working With Children Clearance
  • Police Check
  • Drivers Licence
  • Facility Management experience
  • Staff Management and Control Preferred
  • Trade experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Positive can-do attitude with a flexible work ethic.

Primary Objectives:

To co-ordinate and provide property and maintenance services to the College, operating within the guidelines of practical budgeting and ensuring a safe and attractive school environment. Performance must be consistent with and supportive of the ethos, aims and objectives of the College.

Specific Duties:

Building and Property Maintenance

  • Maintain buildings, fixtures and fittings in a serviceable and attractive condition and in accordance with OH&S guidelines.
  • Co-ordinate the work of employees engaged in property and maintenance duties.
  • Manage outside contractors for required purchases or repairs.
  • Participate in Occupational Health and Safety committees, and ensure compliance with OHSE guidelines.
  • Prepare a preventative maintenance programme covering all aspects of property and maintenance.
  • Maintain current records of the location of utility service lines - gas, water, electricity, phone, etc.
  • Prioritise and address the day to day requests for maintenance from the staff.


  • Prepare and maintain playing fields, passive and recreational areas and gardens.
  • Co-ordinate the work of employees engaged in grounds duties.
  • Manage outside contractors for required repairs and maintenance of grounds and gardens.
  • Establish and maintain pedestrian walkways, retaining walls, service roads and other traffic areas around the school.
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance of signage.
  • Maintain the grounds equipment and reticulation infrastructure.

Cleaning and Security

  • Exercise overall responsibility for the daily security of the premises.
  • Train and supervise the Cleaning Staff.
  • Manage the cleaning, waste removal and security contractors.
  • Cyclical cleaning jobs -carpets, vinyl floors, pathways, windows, etc.

Capital Works

  • Assist the College Council through its Property and Planning Committee to plan, cost and develop new capital works.
  • Liaise with the College architect, local government and other statutory bodies in respect of new capital works.

Working Relationships:

  • Principal;
  • Business Manager;
  • College Property and Planning Committee;
  • Teaching and Support staff;
  • School Suppliers and Contractors;
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee;
  • College Architect;
  • Local government and statutory bodies.

Key Results Areas:

Behavioural Descriptors:

  • Use initiative and take responsibility for all tasks undertaken.
  • Exercise judgement and solve problems within the scope of the position.
  • Undertake tasks with professional competency and within prescribed deadlines and budgets.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Undertake safe work practices.
  • Undertake other duties as directed.

Team Participation:

  • Work closely and cooperatively with all staff members.
  • Ensure performance is consistent with the ethos, aims and objectives of the College.

Experience and Qualifications:

This position requires:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with a range of people.
  • Experience in managing staff and contractors.
  • Demonstrated achievement in and commitment to the provision of quality service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision including experience in work planning and prioritising to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written.

The person must have:

  • Initiative;
  • Flexibility;
  • Reliability;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Strong people skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team;
  • Ability to work independently as necessary;
  • Ability to communicate well with a wide range of people;
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy environment; and
  • Commitment to continued professional and personal development.
  • Please include a cover letter with your application.
  • Applications Close 30 April 2015.
  • Mailed applications should be addressed to the Principal, John XXIII College, PO Box 226, Mount Claremont, WA 6910. Email address: employment@johnxxiii.edu.au
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How to Apply