Facilities / Maintenance Manager

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 30/05/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1277956

Reference: 1277956

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated organisational skills to assess, prioritise, plan and schedule all facilities and grounds, planned & responsive maintenance work.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to manage procurement and budgets as appropriate to the schools facilities requirements (including buildings, grounds, equipment and furniture).

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to identify student and staff health and safety risks and establish or maintain safety procedures and processes across the school to ensure safety compliance.

SC4 Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with internal and external stakeholders

SC5 Highly developed written & oral communication skills.

SC6 Demonstrated ability to competently navigate and operate school based computer systems.


Management of Broadmeadows SDS  facilities and physical resources. The successful Applicant will perform duties as necessary to insure maintenance of all building systems including preventative maintenance so that there will be no down time during regular school hours.


All staff will maintain the highest professional standards at all times and conduct themselves in accordance with the following DET guidlines:

  • Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017
  • DET OHS Regulations
  • DET Values



  • Manage and prioritise maintenance and annual inspection works, attending to issues in a practical, timely and cost-effective manner, ensuring that repairs meet statutory obligations (including computer system updates - Schools Maintenance Plan, Essential Safety Measures Program, Annual Inspections Program, School Project Defects Lists)
  • Support guidance of maintenance and grounds work.
  • Management of BSDS OHS, including but not limited to, Asbestos, Chemical, Contractor Management, Hygiene, Test and Tag, Ergonomics, Falls Prevention, Plant & Equipment
  • Emergency Management Planning – responsible for the creation and operation of BSDS Annual Emergency Management Plan.
  • Cleaning Team – management of cleaning contract
  • BSDS Tenders – responsible for the set-up and delivery of Facilities tenders


Duties include but are not limited to:


Co-Ordinate OHS meetings

Review risk register, safe work practices and Risk Assessments

Emergency Management Plan

Workplace inspections

Asbestos Co-Ordinator

Chemical Register

Contractors- Inductions

Supervising maintenance staff/ volunteers

Compliance with annual essential service measures

School vehicles- servicing, ensuring compliance

Purchase of Student Equipment

Budget Coordinator-Building, Essential Services, Specialised Equipment, OHS, Inspections

Contract Management

Cleaning Supervisor

Other duties as determined by the Principal in consultation with the incumbent.  There may be a requirement for some weekend or school holiday work, to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Who May Apply

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

Must have a current Working With Children Check

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Broadmeadows Special Developmental School provides educational programs for primary and secondary school-aged students with a moderate to severe intellectual disability who may also have sensory, physical impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

The school is a modern purpose built facility located in the Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows and provides an attractive and safe environment. Learning areas include well-equipped classrooms, dedicated specialist spaces and outdoor learning zones. The school has 2 sites, the main campus in Dimboola Rd and a Sorrento Street campus with students attending from a wide geographical and diverse socio-economic background.

The school has a current enrolment of 340 students. Students attend school daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Eligible school-aged students living within the designated transport zone have access to free transport to and from school.


Programs are delivered within Department of Education guidelines and reflect the Victorian Curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the development of programs that address individual student needs, through Individual Learning Plans. Educational goals and priorities are reviewed every six months. Class groups are comprised of 6-8 students, with a teacher and teacher assistant, to ensure a safe and effective learning environment, where individuals are respected and self-esteem and dignity are strongly advocated. The school has a trans-disciplinary approach to student learning with input from educators, therapists and parents. Teachers case conference students with their allocated Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist each week.

Our school philosophy is reflected in its programs and based on the belief that children learn best in a co-operative environment that is happy, challenging, supportive and non-threatening. Broadmeadows SDS has a School Wide Positive Behaviour Program and has developed a school culture that is reflected by the ideals of positive learning support.

An emphasis is placed on students attaining skills and knowledge that they will use as young adults when graduating at 18 years of age.


The school is staffed with classroom teachers, specialist teachers, literacy specialists, teacher assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists. The school accesses additional support through the Visiting Teacher Services for Hearing and Vision Impairment and a Guidance Officer. Current staffing includes over 150 staff including a team of 30 plus therapists.

Successful applicants will be required to work over dual campus locations -  Dimboola Campus and Sorrento Campus which are within walking distance of each other.

Facilities / Maintenance Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 30/05/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Susanne Wirth | 9302 1244

Facilities / Maintenance Manager