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Ground & Facilities Manager

PURPOSE

 

At Kimberley College, we strive to create a school environment that is conducive to learning in all aspects of life. We aspire to provide all members of our staff and student body with support in a community environment. Staff at Kimberley College are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the school. The Facilities Manager is responsible for ensuring that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them as well as managing and supervising staff performing landscaping, gardening, trades and maintenance work. All applicants would need to be supportive of the core values and principles of Kimberley College.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of the role are as follows:

• Monitor the condition of buildings and facilities and other assets/infrastructure

• Prepare preventative maintenance and refurbishment plans for the whole school campus

• Ensure requests for repairs and maintenance are swiftly and cost effectively completed

• Be an active member of the Groundskeeping / Maintenance team

• Assist the CFO with budgets and staffing plans for the section

• Monitor the condition of the grounds, sporting facilities and school security systems

• Prepare routine maintenance and refurbishment plans for the whole school campus grounds

• Be aware of and plan support for upcoming school events e.g., carnivals, assemblies, parent evenings etc.

• Liaise with senior staff to ensure appropriate security is planned for upcoming events at the school or elsewhere

• Support the CFO with WH&S requirements ensuring legislation is met

• Work within the sections approved budget • Ensure CFO is kept up to date on all building and maintenance issues at the College

• Be the first contact point for all security and treatment plant issues (inside and outside of work hours)

• Responsible for all trade contractors on site (ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and KC policies)

• Any other tasks as directed

 

SKILLS, EDUCATON, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

An employee at this level would be expected to perform work assignments guided by policy, procedure, professional standards and managerial or technical expertise. The employee will also have a strong understanding and application of conditions of employment, the school, the school’s policies and procedures in relation to the work environment and the employees with whom the employee will be working. An employee at this level would typically have completed one of the following relevant qualifications: Education / Qualifications:

• Trades/property maintenance or horticultural/landscaping background

• Blue Card (Working with children)

• First Aid Certificate (Not essential)

• Drivers Licence

 

Skills:

• Three (3) years or more supervisory experience

• Adequate or some previous experience with budgeting would be an advantage

• People management skills – Leadership skills – runs on the board.

• Open clear and persuasive communication skills.

• The role requires a high level of professionalism in all communications both verbal and written.

• Mature and professional with a willingness to lead by example

• Strong problem-solving skills

• Able and willing to listen and understand verbal and written instructions

• Organised and able to meet deadlines

• Flexible and able to reprioritise daily tasks to accommodate emergent requests

PERFORMANCE GOALS:

• Completes tasks in a timely manner.

• Deals with and builds professional working relationships with Tradespeople, Teachers, Students and other employees at all times.

• Works within budget limits.