Infrastructure and Health Support Services
Facilities Maintenance Director
The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT
Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au
Infrastructure and Health Support Services, a division of Canberra Health Services, are responsible for:
Capital project delivery;
Minor Works Team and Off-Site Maintenance
Safety and Risk
Domestic and Environmental Services;
Security Services; and
The Infrastructure and Health Support Services, Facilities Management Division, is responsible for planned and reactive maintenance, asset management, utilities and contracts and leasing for the Canberra Health Services property portfolio across the ACT.
The Facilities Maintenance Director will report to the Director of Facilities Management, Executive Branch Manager and will be responsible for leading a team and strategically managing planned and reactive maintenance activities across the Canberra Hospital. The Facilities Maintenance Director is also responsible for the leadership of the internal FM trade staff and contractors for a large portfolio of health facilities including the Canberra Hospital, ensuring a healthy, safe and productive workplace.
The Facilities Maintenance Director will have a detailed and extensive knowledge of facilities management including a comprehensive knowledge of relevant Compliance, Australian Standards, Legislation, Regulations, Code of Practice and the ability to interpret CHS Policies and Procedures.
The incumbent will provide outstanding leadership and management skills, have extensive experience negotiation skills and be able to represent and negotiate at a senior level on behalf of the organisation. The position is critical to the achievement of the overall objectives of Facilities Management and is responsible for the day-to-day facility maintenance operations including the management of staff and financials (budget).
Under limited direction of the Facilities Management Director, Executive Branch Manager, you will perform the duties as outlined below to the highest standard. You will:
- Lead and manage the day-to-day management of facility maintenance staffing (including the on-call program), financial (budget) and/or physical resources, involving a considerable variety of activities requiring extensive co-ordination and integration.
- Independently develop, implement and manage compliance and governance of planned and reactive maintenance undertaken by contractors and internal trade staff.
- Have high level written and verbal communication skills, representing and negotiating on behalf of Facilities Management and Canberra Health Services on significant and complex infrastructure matters.
- Develop and implement Business Continuity Plans to enable essential services to be delivered within minimal disruption including the management of exercising activities to validate the effectiveness of the Plans.
- Develop, implement, and report on progressive improvement of Facilities Management policies and procedures relating to FM best practice maintenance and asset management activities.
- Manage and support minor procurement activities relating to planned and reactive maintenance and/or the replacement of plant and equipment.
- Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Extensive knowledge and significant proven experience in a senior position managing building maintenance or projects in relation to building services and infrastructure.
High-level interpersonal skills in order to influence, represent and negotiate key information to support decisions made by a diverse stakeholder group.
Professional and personable interpersonal skills to be able to liaise, communicate and coordinate with other business units, government agencies, stakeholders, patients, suppliers and contractors.
A well organised approach to work, managing competing priorities and flexible decision making.
Hold a relevant professional qualification in Engineering, Architecture or Project Management or accreditation with a professional body recognised within Australia; or
Hold a relevant building degree; or
Have significant building or Infrastructure knowledge and/or project management experience at a senior level.
Knowledge and experience of the technical requirements affecting health services and assets.
A trade qualification and/or minimum 10 years’ experience in relation to building services maintenance.
Hold a current drivers’ licence.
Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Undergo a pre-employment medical examination
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
- Significant leadership and management experience in planned and reactive maintenance for large facilities including the administration of staff (including the on-call program), financial management and/or physical resources.
- Demonstrated experience at a senior level to develop, implement, manage and evaluate planned and reactive maintenance compliance and governance processes.
- Proven knowledge and application of the National Construction Code, Codes of Practice and relevant Australian Standards in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment including an understanding of Government Procurement directions.
- Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the ability to interact, liaise and coordinate with and negotiate with other business units, stakeholders, clients, suppliers and contractors.
- Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful, and Kind.
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
- A response to the selection criteria under “What You Require”.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.