Building and Grounds Maintenance Manager (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/06/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1415903

Reference: 1415903

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1. Demonstrated sound and safe working knowledge of hand and power tools and the ability to efficiently undertake general handyperson tasks, repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior of buildings and ground works within the School.

SC2. Demonstrated reliability, punctuality, and ability to work independently and manage time appropriately under the overall direction of the Principal team and work closely with the onsite Services Assistant (OSSA) of Cushman & Wakefield

SC3. Capacity to undertaken routine tasks across a range of maintenance and gardening functions.

SC4. Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including Cushman & Wakefield OSSA, teachers, education support staff and parents.

SC5. Highly developed interpersonal skills related to working in an environment that includes staff, students, parents, community members and industry personnel.


Attendance required during school coliday period and hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


 The Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Manager will work under the leadership of the Principal team and work closely with the On-site Services Assistant (OSSA) from Cushman & Wakefield.

The successful applicant will:

  •          Be required to work on site during school holiday periods.
  •          Ensure that schools gardens and grounds are kept in a neat, tidy and safe manner at all times.
  •          Organise, manage and coordinate the repair of faults in buildings/grounds as soon as practicable.
  •          Manage and/or schedule and document planned maintenance activities, including, but not limited to essential services, air conditioning, heating, electrical, plumbing, fire services, pest control, painting, concreting, engineering, glazing, carpenters, asbestos audits, facilities audits and department inspections.
  •          Manage the preparation of quotes, orders, deliveries and timelines for contract work. Instruct and coordinate service contractors and tradesmen and ensure works are carried out with due regard to protection of the buildings and grounds and also with minimum disruption to school activities.
  •          Manage and perform the daily maintenance tasks whenever required which will include but is not limited to the removal of graffiti, emergency maintenance, cleaning and deliveries.
  •          Conduct regular safety checks and provide a status report to the Assistant Principal and Business Manager.
  •          Respond to service requests from staff for breakdowns and repairs and maintain records of such requests.
  •          Manage the implementation as appropriate of OH&S and risk management procedures and ensure staff and contractors comply with OHS requirements and legislated standards.
  •          Provide the Principal team and Business Manager with advice as required.
  •          Assist with planning and staging of school events as required to ensure such matters as audio-visual equipment, furniture relocation and facilities in general meet the needs of the school through the thirdparty user (TPU) agreement process.
  •          Respond to any emergency situation in an appropriate manner and undertake such other duties as may be required, noting such activities may be outside normal working hours or at weekends.
  •          Undertake other duties as required by the principal or delegate.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:


Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Why work at Cranbourne East Primary School?

  • A Co-Teaching school working in fully supportive, positive, collaborative and fun teams.
  • Excellent growth and leadership opportunities through professional learning, mentoring and coaching. Staff who are open to learning to improve their capability and to make a difference for every student, each other and our school community.
  • Collective focus on student and staff wellbeing.
  • Streamlined student reporting procedures and communication channels with the school community.
  • Access to modern facilities including library resource centre, comprehensive digitech devices, music studio, flexible teaching and learning spaces, indoor gym, student focused sustainable garden, pirate ship and playgrounds, expansive oval and open grounds, access to a fully functioning theatre.
  • Access to a nutritious, healthy and diverse school canteen menu.
  • Dedicated full time On Site School Assistant to perform maintenance, clean up, set and pack up duties.
  • Fully sustainable and accessible school facility.

What the staff say

·         The wellbeing of students and teachers comes first

·         Highly supportive and collaborative environment

·         Regular professional learning that supports teacher development and best teacher practice

·         Collaborative team planning time

·         Support for leadership growth

·         We work well as a team to bring an engaging program

·         We work to ensure no student gets left behind

·         Positive school culture

·         Supportive leadership

School Profile

Cranbourne East Primary School is an exciting state of the art facility built under the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project (PViS), which opened at the start of 2011. The school is built for a long-term student enrolment of 450 students, however due to ongoing and rapid enrolment growth this figure has been surpassed with current enrolment at 1005 students. It is likely the school will continue to experience rapid enrolment growth.

A differentiated, inclusive and co-teaching curriculum model is implemented to meet the diverse needs of all students. This model is child centred and operates in a learning environment that encapsulates complimentary alignment of space, pedagogy, belief and values. The cutting edge, purpose-designed facilities reflect a twenty-first century educational approach to teaching and learning through the provision of open flexible learning areas capable of catering for a range of student groupings.

The core purpose is to help children grow into lifelong learners and future citizens. The school is a place that encourages and enables professional learning and effective teamwork as well as developing a strong, welcoming and inclusive school community.

Cranbourne East Primary School is a place of outstanding learning and professional practice. It is a happy, exciting and engaging information technology rich learning environment where student centred learning occurs. The learning programs are led by professional, collaborative teams who make a real difference in meeting the needs of each and every student at a local level within a global setting. Staff at all levels work towards a shared vision with the local community to create a school environment that is cooperative, caring, encouraging of community involvement and which celebrates diversity and success.

All staff at Cranbourne East Primary School are on a journey of continuous learning and reflection to contribute to the evolution of a learning community. Staff possess the capacity to deliver the levels of enthusiasm and flexibility to respond to the many exciting challenges that a dynamic and vibrant school entails. Individually and collectively staff have a shared belief that they possess the ability to contribute to the creation of a school of excellence.

The school facility brings together the best in contemporary educational design and Key features of the school include high expectations for all learners, high quality teaching and innovative learning opportunities based on personalised and inquiry-based learning, well-resourced programs, environmental sustainability and high level parent and community involvement.

The building is designed around innovative learning spaces and flexible multipurpose learning neighbourhoods. In addition, there are cutting edge Performing Arts and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning spaces, a Learning Resource Centre, Music studio, technology rich resource hubs (notebook computers, iPads, interactive TV¿s), football oval and soccer pitch, and indoor gymnasium. There are two sheltered playgrounds as well as a Pirate Ship playground and sandpit, and environmental wetlands.

Cranbourne East Primary School is located in the Hunt Club Estate in one of the fastest growth areas in the South Eastern growth corridor. The school is located at No 2 Bowyer Avenue.

The school is co-located with Cranbourne East Secondary College, Marnebek Specialist School (Outpost) and shares facilities including the gymnasium, theatre, soccer ground and football oval. Shared-use facilities are a valued feature of this school site. A three-room kindergarten and maternal health centre and sports pavilion have been constructed by the City of Casey adjacent to the school site.

Building and Grounds Maintenance Manager (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 03/06/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3


Garry Rolfe | 03 5990 0400

Building and Grounds Maintenance Manager (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)