Facilities Coordinator - North East

Job No: VIN2348
Location: Newcastle

  • Permanent, full time 38 hours per week
  • Newcastle, NSW; may involve travel to locations covered within the North East region
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 5, hourly rates range from $41.89 to $$43.89 depending on qualifications/experience
  • Generous salary packaging benefits; Motor vehicle allowance will be provided

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. 


The Role

The Facilities Coordinator is part of the Property and Facilities team that is responsible for state-wide property management; facilities management; procurement; and fleet.  The role will manage all property maintenance and operational activities across the Property Portfolio.  You will aim to achieve increased customer satisfaction; and improved and cost effective service delivery.  

The key responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain and implement an integrated Facilities Maintenance and Management Plan 
  • Oversee the delivery of all facilities maintenance and operations services to the required standard
  • Provide input to, and coordinate with, the Manager, Property to ensure that: any local issues have been identified and taken into account in state-wide property and asset management activities, facilities contracts and facilities management strategy; and there is streamlined delivery of all facilities services (whether delivered in-house and via third party contractors).
  • Ensure a safe working environment for members, staff and volunteers by implementing the Society’s workplace health and safety practices.

For a full list of accountabilities and responsibilities for this role, please refer to the attached Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability and expertise in overseeing effective implementation of initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both in-house and outsourced facilities maintenance and operations services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of WHS standards and building codes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with key stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and in providing accurate reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Justin Lynch (Director, Property and Facilities) Justin.lynch@vinnies.org.au , quote:  Facilities Coordinator – North East/VIN2348.

Applications close at 11 pm on 11 June 2021

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and your responses to the Role-specific Criteria outlined on the Position Description.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural a nd linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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