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Asset Maintenance Project Officer

Apply now Job no: 985127
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: MA Housing

  • Varied asset maintenance & projects opportunity based in Blacktown
  • Competitive remuneration with additional not-for-profit salary packaging benefits
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia Housing (MAH) 

Mission Australia Housing is an established and progressive, tier one national Community Housing Provider of social and affordable housing and also provides both tenancy and asset management services for a number of third party organisations and private investors.

We seek to offer a pathway away from homelessness by providing good-quality housing that enable people to participate in their communities.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking an Asset Maintenance & Project Officer with excellent initiative and stellar organisation skills to join our team!

In this unique position, you will have the opportunity to develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders across the broader MAH team, manage contractor performance by carrying out property inspections (i.e. highlighting defects/non‐compliance issues) and be responsible for conducting scope inspections, managing various project works and completing audits.

Reporting to the Asset Manager, you will oversee maintenance requests and monitor the invoice process for tenants at MAH (whilst considering budgets) and be a driving force in achieving positive outcomes and excellent customer service to tenants in accordance with community housing guidelines.  

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide responsive, professional and dedicated service to clients of MAH to support tenant satisfaction
  • Assist the Asset Manager by managing projects including liaising with contractors, consultants, LAHC and Council and updating all relevant work spaces 
  • Assists the MAH team maintain good governance and administration by keeping accurate records, files and information to the relevant systems and provides accurate information to management
  • Systematically audit outsourced maintenance contractors to ensure compliance with WHS, environmental management and code of conduct requirements
  • Regular inspections to be carried out to ensure properties are managed from a repairs and maintenance and stock condition point of view

 Requirements for Success

  • The initiative and ability to identify maintenance issues and triage appropriately
  • Excellent administration, attention to detail and impeccable organisation skills
  • The ability to understand maintenance and building contracts
  • Ability to work cooperatively with tenants, contractors and others within the community
  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance delivery, property site inspection visits and assess maintenance works
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of LAHC schedule of rates and technical specifications is desirable

Mission Australia is a dynamic organisation, so you will also need to be customer-centric in your approach, self-motivated, flexible and extremely organised. Mission Australia Housing is on a journey of growth, therefore your adaptability combined with your excellent interpersonal skills and administration skills will see you thrive!

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and friendly culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, supported and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 in tax-free pay per year (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Parental leave and the ability to purchase additional annual leave  
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Volunteering opportunities and flexible workplace practices

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au  or phone (02) 9217 1075.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Asset Maintenance and Projects Officer PD.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

As part of our Employment screening process you will also be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check and will need a Working with Children Check.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 23 June 2019.

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