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Facilities Manager

Applications Close: 20 September 2021
  • Provide effective facilities and asset management
  • Play a pivotal role in our high performing Facilities team
  • Secure long-term career within essential services

About us
We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

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About the opportunity

We are currently on the lookout for a new Facilities Manager to manage Fonterra’s facilities operations at the London Street and Farm Source corporate offices in Hamilton, as well as being responsible for the contract management for the out-sourced maintenance of our residential properties and Farm Source’s national retail stores..

With two direct reports, you will support the wider Fonterra organization by delivering high quality facilities services and out-sourced contract management in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This role will see the successful candidate holding responsibility for all site infrastructure, and management of contract relationships for site works being carried out.
You will have responsibility for managing the sustainable management, operation and compliance of Waikato office sites, by delivering high quality facilities services, asset management and building compliance services.
A key component of your role will be in supporting future workplace implementation, monitoring and analysis as subject matter expert across relevant sites, and making changes as necessary to suit local work practices.

Other focus areas also include:

• Maximising positive workplace experiences, with a focus on community mindset through great communication and management.
• Championing the adoption of our hybrid working model to ensure future workplace behaviours are embedded.
• Enhancement of the outsourced contract management for New Zealand Farm Source retail and the residential network

About you

Our ideal candidate will come from a background in Facilities Management within a client-side role, with a preference for experience with a specialist FM provider delivering outsourced services. You will have a hospitality mindset, with experience creating a sense of community for our people.

Developing robust relationships with external providers and contractors will be a big focus for you, along with your well-founded compliance, negotiation, and regulatory experience.

Other key skills include:
• Tertiary qualification in Property/Facilities Management/Administration or equivalent
• Proven track record in a Facilities Management role, with total responsibility for a substantial and diverse facilities portfolio
• Experience managing multiple onsite contractors
• Exposure to working with external out-sourced contract management
• Strong proactive nature, with exceptional planning skills
• Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP etc.)

Our Story

Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.
Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.

For more details or to apply please click here or email Shianne.Farmer@fonterra.com

If you know someone who could be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email to them.


Facilities Manager – City Housing

Wellington City Council
Applications Close: 20 September 2021
  • Do you care about our community and want to make a difference?
  • Interesting and challenging Facilities Maintenance management role
  • Be part of a busy, diverse and complex social housing portfolio!

City Housing is looking for a passionate person prepared to take on this challenge, who wants to make a genuine difference and has agility to deliver in a changing environment.

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Ko wai mātou – About us

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō. Working together for Wellington’s future is our clear unifying Council purpose.

We have four core values that set the foundation for how we work, and our city housing team really embrace these values:

  • He tangata, he tangata, he tangata – We put people at the heart of what we do
  • Whakapai ake – We’re always improving
  • Mahi ngātahi – We collaborate
  • Mana tiaki – We care for our places

The City Housing team provides social housing to over 3000 low-income families or individuals whose needs are not met by the private sector housing market. We are one of New Zealand’s largest landlords and a lead player in the Council’s vision of ‘All Wellingtonians Well Housed.’

He angitūtanga – The opportunity

You will play significant part in our Assets team, leading a team of four and responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 2000 properties, including full compliance of all relevant building codes and ensuring all health and safety procedures are adhered to. You will join a highly collaborative and supportive team and will own the Facilities Management of the portfolio. Your primary focus is the management of the FM Contract, as well as administering and managing three other facilities contracts.

We are looking for a pragmatic, solution focused leader with a drive towards continuous improvement in this fluid environment. With most roles, its about how you get things done – your relationships, your style and your tenacity. You’ll demonstrate resilience, be an effective communicator with good negotiation skills and strong customer service ethics. You will be able to apply your strong background of construction and maintenance knowledge and will need proven FM or property experience across multi-site facilities; an appropriate tertiary qualification while desirable, is not essential.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou – What we offer

City Housing has a great team culture, flexible working conditions and contributes to the overall wellbeing and safety of our community. This role has also been responsible for the key position of Daily Quiz Master, but this is negotiable!!

We put people at the heart of everything we do. Wellington City Council offers a competitive salary, five weeks annual leave after weeks years of continuous service with us, staff benefits and the ability to lead and deliver a housing programme that will change the lives of the tenants who live with us.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand, pass a criminal history check and must hold a full driving licence to apply for this role. Hit apply now to make an application online and/or to view the position description. All applications must be submitted online. For more information, please feel free to contact Aleena Antony, Talent Acquisition Partner at aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz

Applications will close Monday, 20 September 2021.

We’re looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do – to make our city an even better place to live and work.


Facilities Team  Leader

Saint Kentigern Shore Road Campus
Applications Close: 30 September 2021

Saint Kentigern is a leader among Independent schools in Australasia, providing a high quality values based Presbyterian education for students from 3 to 18 years old, in four schools on three campuses across Auckland.

We are currently looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to lead the Facilities team that provides property, grounds and building maintenance to our Shore Rd campus in Remuera. This team delivers a world class, functional and safe environment, which complements and supports the activities of its students and staff.

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The Facilities Team Leader is responsible for:
• Supervising and co-ordinating the daily activities of the Property Services team.
• Ensuring all scheduled and adhoc maintenance for the site is carried out
• Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation/standards
• Coordination of on-site events
• Ensuring building compliance with the required legislation, including relevant territorial authorities and bylaws

To be successful in this role you must have:
• Proven experience in facilities management and team leadership
• A thorough knowledge of relevant legislation/standards and risk management principles
• Excellent communication and team leadership skills
• Excellent time management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and deliver on tight deadlines
• Solid problem-solving ability
• A can-do positive attitude with a team approach and happy demeanour

We can offer a great team culture, a wide variety of responsibilities and the ability to autonomously manage day to day facilities operations on a beautiful site.

Applicants should visit www.saintkentigern.com/careers/current-vacancies/ to apply, and applications should include a CV, cover letter and details of referees.

Applications close 30 September.


Facilities Manager

Auckland Council
Applications Close: 13 September 2021

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Community Facilities (CF) is committed to making great places Aucklanders love while supporting a number of related services such as asset management and renewals of existing structures and open areas. Committed to a lifecycle approach to asset management, we work to build, maintain and renew our world class community buildings and public spaces including parks, walkways, libraries and leisure centres. As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities while also delivering strategically significant programmes.

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Reporting to the Manager of Area Operations you will be the subject matter expert for the assets in your area. You’ll inspire your team to deliver a seamless high performing facility management service to all Community Facility Assets across the relevant Local Board area, covering both urban and rural areas, town centres, all buildings and open spaces, through excellent contractor management and communication.

As one of our Facilities Managers you will oversee the delivery of effective and efficient day to day facility management across the built and open spaces that our community uses. In this role, you will lead the management of facility maintenance across your local board area while developing a comprehensive understanding of the portfolios’ built and park assets. While overseeing the performance of our contractors, you will drive continuous improvement and robust Health and Safety practices as the “go to” subject matter expert in your given area for built and open space management and maintenance.

Additionally, you will be responsible for managing budgets and ensuring maximisation of value for money and quality while developing and maintaining excellent customer experience and stakeholder relationships. Along with supporting kaitiakitanga and being responsive to the needs of the Māori community, you support and promote the development of staff confidence and capability in contributing to the department’s Māori Responsiveness Plan.

He kōrero mōu: About you

As the successful applicant, you will have proven relevant experience in facilities maintenance management across built and open spaces alongside expertise in practical asset operational management. You’ll have demonstrable technical knowledge in parks and open space management, horticulture, HVAC, building compliance, electrical, plumbing and/or other specialist subject matter areas, including Health and Safety.

As a strong team player, you will be solution focused with the ability to take on challenges and meet or exceed targets. As a self starter who aspires to excellence, you will have a strong track record of achievement in the property or building industries (preferably in large organisations in the private or public sectors). You will know your assets and how they perform.

Additionally, you will have the proven ability to make decisions on the spot, established communication expertise, strong collaboration skills and demonstrated capability in report writing and analysis, budget management and financial tracking. Alongside your experience in maintenance delivery, you have solid experience mentoring and coaching employees as well as the ability to further build and lead an effective and successful team.

Much of your focus will be on managing complex maintenance programs, asset types, compliance of assets along with the ability to drive high performance and value from our suppliers. Ideally, you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry gained experience.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive remuneration and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. At the forefront of our community development, you will be part of a team that is dynamic and passionate about what CF does. You will play a crucial role, not only in CF but across Auckland Council. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you will have some flexibility with how those hours are set.

If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV.

This covers the Devonport Takapuna area and you will be based predominantly in the Takapuna office.

Applications close Monday, 13th September.

Apply online https://careers.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/job/Facilities-Manager-1010/584913710/?locale=en_GB

You will be required to have a valid NZ driver’s licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and, in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


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