Facilities Manager Es 1-3 (Ed Support Level 1-range 3)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 10/22/2019

Location Profile


Mordialloc College provides a challenging learning environment where students feel safe and supported to succeed in a wide range of opportunities and pathways. Our students will become confident, successful and valuable citizens in their local and global communities.


Values are shared beliefs about how we work together. They influence our choices and provide a framework to guide our intentions, actions and decisions in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate. The following four core values we believe will lay the foundation for our future success:

Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.

Integrity - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.

Respect - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.

Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.

Community and Demographics:

Mordialloc College is located immediately adjacent to the eastern beaches of Port Phillip Bay and enjoys excellent bus and rail access to neighbouring municipalities

It is a single campus 7-12 college and has been an integral part of the local community since its establishment in 1924 and celebrated 90 years of education in 2014

A diverse range of families from mixed demographics and an SFO of 0.4506

Over the last five years there has been a significant increase in Year 7 enrolments, with 250 students expected in 2020 to take our whole school enrolments from 950 this year to 1100 in 2020

Gender mix across the College is slightly uneven with male students comprising 58%

Enthusiastic and professional staff comprising of 69.7 EFT teachers and 23.1 EFT ES staff


At Mordialloc College we are committed to maximising learning opportunities for all students with Quality Learning Principles and Restorative Practices Philosophy, along with an emphasis on high expectations forming the basis for future direction and improvement

Strong whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy

Innovative programs and high expectations coupled with a strong focus on student wellbeing

Outcomes in student achievement, engagement and wellbeing place the College among the highest performing secondary schools in the state

Categorised as an influence school in 2018

Provision of a vibrant and productive education, 7 to 12

Two sub-school structure introduced in 2011, with students in Years 7-9 allocated to the Middle School and students in Years 10-12 allocated to the Senior School

Implementation of the Victorian Curriculum from 2017

VCE results – 100% of eligible students successfully gained their VCE and in 2018 we achieved the best VCE results in the schools history

Diverse interests and abilities catered for in our VCE, VET and VCAL courses

Excellent destination data with 100% of students who applied gaining a tertiary placement

Accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program, part of the exclusive SEAL academy

Strong co-curricular program in the performing arts, visual arts and sport

A growing international student program and provision of a language centre onsite from July 2018

Strong transition program has been in place over the past eight years with our feeder primary schools including visits to each school, visits to MC and delivery of specialist programs e.g. Science


Currently a BYOD for all Year 10-12 students and a 1:1 iPad program for all Year 7-9 students

Network upgrade occurred in 2013 to prepare for future BYOD environment

Range of desktop computers, Mac computers and banks of laptops/netbooks/ipads are located throughout the school

Mix of interactive whiteboards, projectors and large flat screen TVs in all rooms

Google Apps and Classroom is our learning management system

Compass package for reporting, wellbeing, attendance and parent-teacher interviews

Environmental – Grounds and Facilities:

Refurbished buildings in Year 7 and 8 provide flexible learning centres for the whole year level; a refurbished classroom as our Senior School study space

Flexible and collaborative teaching spaces also exist in our BER building for Science and the ICT rich student resource hub

Expansive and well established grounds

Student driven community kitchen garden

Recent new facilities include a new Performing Arts Centre with canteen attached opened in Term 1, 2017 and a new PE/Sports Stadium opened in October 2017

8.5 million committed for the development of a new Year 8 Learning Centre and a Senior School learning hub including a senior study centre

Selection Criteria

Applicants should provide evidence of their experience and ability to meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ability to efficiently undertake general handyperson tasks, repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior of buildings and grounds work within a school environment, including the ability to follow school procedures, OH&S practices and protocols.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in particular the ability to relate to a wide range of people in a school environment, including teachers, education support staff, students and parents, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and work cooperatively in a team situation.
  3. Proven ability to use initiative to investigate, prioritise, take appropriate action and address maintenance problems as directed by the Principal, Assistant Principal or Business Manager.
  4. Possess the technical knowledge, expertise and proficiency in the use of tools and technical equipment as relevant to the position.
  5. Demonstrated experience in facilities, grounds and garden maintenance.


Please note: Additional attendance hours of up to 30 days during school holidays may be required and will be negotiated with successful applicant.

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases. Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered. Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


- Coordinate the use and maintenance of school buildings and equipment.
- Liaise and negotiate with service providers in respect to the cost and quality of services.
- Supervise the delivery of contracted services.
- Manage the development and collection of resource material at the school.

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Other Information

Position Description

Please note: This position has the potential to become ongoing. Please contact the Principal Michelle Roberts on 9580 1184 if you require further information.

This position under general supervision of the Assistant Principal supports services within the school by providing broad management support through coordination of work activities within the school grounds. It will have a particular focus on the Maintenance area.

General Maintenance:

  • Manage and maintain College facilities on a day to day basis.
  • Ensure the College facilities and grounds are maintained to a high standard,
    • garden beds pruned, watered and cleared of weeds and rubbish
    • asphalt and concrete areas are clear of leaves
    • gutters cleaned to allow stormwater dispersal
    • locker painting and furniture repair
    • Use a blower to blow leaves and debris from around buildings
    • Use Whipper snipper and hedging shears to trim foliage
    • Use ride-on mowers
    • Using a chainsaw to remove branches and limbs regarded as a risk to student safety
    • Undertake planting and landscaping as required
  • Assist on a daily basis the needs of all staff members and community that use the college, i.e. organise keys for relief staff, window repair, door and lock repairs etc.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Principal responsible for overall management of college facilities.
  • Provide high level advice on building program.
  • Ensure relevant OH&S policies and processes are maintained at all times in site with all contractors.
  • To manage significant areas of OHS responsibility within the school including asbestos management, the workplace risk register, and conduct regular workplace inspections.
  • Prepare the College buildings and grounds for special events such as open nights & parent teacher nights.
  • Book and engage specialist trades as required.
  • Perform preventative maintenance works, general works and repair in a fashion that reduces the requirement for engaging outside contractors.
  • Co-ordinate and record annual and regular inspections of College facilities.
  • Develop an annual maintenance schedule.
  • Manage employment of labour as required.
  • Photograph and repair any wilful damage to College property.
  • Attend security call out as required.


  • Maintain the College key system. Distribution and collection of keys as required, and accurate recording of keys against staff members.
  • Enter invoices onto the SMS system, and pass to Business Manager for payment.

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

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