Director, Property Services

Lismore/Gold Coast, Australia
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Strategic and operational role across broad range of property services
  • Attractive remuneration package, including 17% superannuation
  • Position located at Gold Coast or Lismore
  • Five-year, fixed-term contract

About the role

The Director, Property Services leads a team in the delivery of client-focussed property services to the University community. The Director is responsible for strategic and operational planning relating to University facilities in close consultation with the University’s Executive and other key stakeholders. The Director implements current and relevant policies, procedures, performance standards and systems that ensure the University’s property services are sustainable and add value.

Property Services is responsible for providing: Capital and Minor works; Maintenance - corrective, preventative and reactive; Refurbishments; Space planning and management; Statutory testing and inspections; Disaster management; Emergency management; Fire safety; Cleaning; Pest management; Security; Parking; Pool vehicles; Waste and recycling; Water and energy management; Grounds development and maintenance; Stores receipt and dispatch; Chemical storage and disposal.

The Property Services team employs over 20 staff and is responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of the University’s infrastructure and related services. Property Services manages a large number of contractor service providers that aid in the delivery of services. Property Services is responsible for managing the University’s portfolio of properties valued at over $500 million and encompassing over 40 buildings across the University’s campuses and sites.

About you

We are seeking applications from experienced property and facilities managers with qualifications in built environment, engineering or project management. You will have extensive management experience and be an inspiring leader with a proven track record of effectively engaging, motivating and developing teams to enhance service delivery and drive continuous process improvement practices.

You will have demonstrated success managing projects and incorporating strategic planning principles in the operational management of facilities and services.

With a strong commitment to WHS, you will have a proven record of effective employee and stakeholder engagement that aligns with best practice principles.

Campus location

The successful candidate may choose to be located at either the Lismore or Gold Coast campus. For a Gold Coast campus appointment, attendance at the Lismore campus may be required up to 3 days each week.

About us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

Our Lismore campus is located in the vibrant Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, set on more than 75 hectares of lush landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. The Lismore campus houses specialist facilities including the law Moot Court, nursing laboratories, massage and osteopathy room, sport and exercise science facilities including a biomechanics laboratory, environmental science and engineering laboratories and purpose-built facilities for Contemporary Music, Art and Design and Media students.

The University’s newest campus is on the Gold Coast boasts state-of-the-art nursing and midwifery simulation laboratories, professional standard footwear and orthotic support manufacturing facilities and contemporary teaching environments for education, law, social science and social welfare, information technology, business and tourism degrees.

Applications close at 9:00am AEST on Friday, 26 April 2019

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.  The Vacancy ID is 19053.