Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

The Role

We are seeking a Facilities Officer who will provide subject matter expertise and assistance to ensure the day-to-day smooth management and operation of building infrastructures within the Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) property portfolio, including residential, educational and office properties through administrative support and overseeing maintenance and minor capital works tasks.

The function exists to ensure that facilities are cost-effectively maintained to an adequate standard in accordance with legislative requirements and match the expectations of the students and staff of SCS and the SCS Strategic Plan.

In this exciting role s a Facilities Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • responding to and following up schools’ queries, requests for maintenance and status of approved works
  • the undertaking required school site visits to confirm the need and potential project scope
  • working with consultants and contractors to determine scope, cost and program for minor capital (including repairs and maintenance) works
  • planning and managing the implementation of minor capital works safely, efficiently and ensuring budget, quality, and program expectations
  • managing properties that are not currently under management agency agreements, including preparing properties for leasing and arranging agency agreements
  • ensuring all financial undertakings are performed concerning probity and in accordance with the SCS Financial Stewardship Policy
  • ensuring the credentials of the contractors are registered and securing references from work completed
  • producing financial reports for management detailing the income and expenditure relating to the property portfolio using the SCS systems
  • ensuring properties are compliant in line with relevant legislation.

The Person

To be successful in this position, you must possess:

  • a Tertiary Qualifications in a property and project management or facilities management related discipline
  • experience in liaising with professionals working in building disciplines
  • an NSW WorkCover White Card
  • general computer knowledge and have the ability to use and learn computer applications and maintain software systems
  • experience in a property management or property maintenance environment.
  • strong computer experience, including the google platform and spreadsheets.
  • professional and effective phone manner
  • ability to relate to a variety of people and develop sound working relationships
  • a good understanding of WHS obligations
  • ability to work autonomously and within a collaborative team environment
  • experience in customer service and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders.

It is also desirable for the successful candidate to have:

  • A good understanding of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
  • Current driver’s licence.

The Process

To apply for this position please CLICK APPLY NOW and follow the prompts.

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter highlighting your experience in meeting the responsibilities of this role 

Closing Date: Friday. 28 January 2022

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri). 

Please note: Our Office will be closed from Friday, 24 December 2021 and will re-open on Wednesday, 12 January 2022. 

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence

Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education Care Workers) Order 2021, all of our staff are required to provide Vaccination Evidence that is compliant with the Order as a condition of employment. Compliance with the Order and providing the evidence is an essential requirement of employment with Sydney Catholic Schools. 


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