Property Advisor – Christchurch

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Real Estate & Property
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1499888
  • Job Title: Property Advisor – Christchurch
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa, and welcome.

  • Fixed Term – 18 months (Full time)
  • Relationship Management
  • Asset Management 
  • Strategic Vision

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day. 

Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.

About the role

You will be providing advice and support for the management of a portfolio of schools over the short, medium and long term to meet ongoing and future educational requirements. 

Your Key Priorities will include:

  • Developing effective relationships and trust with schools
  • Working with individual Schools to develop an asset management plan so they are effectively managing and maintaining their school property and infrastructure.
  • Ensuring schools implement projects and spending supports the school’s pedagogy and/or Ministry Asset Strategy.
  • Following and working within Ministry and EIS policy, procedures and guidelines and providing the right advice to schools.
  • Ensuring Ministry information and data is kept up to date and accurate
  • Working collaboratively across the team to share technical knowledge and experience with others so all portfolios are well supported and there is consistent delivery of service.
  • Working collaboratively with other teams within the Ministry and EIS to provide effective property and infrastructure solutions that support teaching and learning. 

Please note there is further information available in the attached Job Description.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to be an amazing people person and be an excellent communicator with proven skills in building and managing strong, effective relationships. Your ability to understand your audience, their vision and motivations is critical. You will be able to adapt your communication style to be able to effectively deliver a range of messages to a variety of people.

You will also offer:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement initiatives and achieve positive results
  • Ability to interpret, plainly articulate the intent, and apply policy appropriately
  • Ability to manage and prioritise competing demands
  • Problem solving, have the ability to apply a variety of approaches to solve problems or identify options to achieve great outcomes
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience such as asset management, project management, property management or construction.
  • A full, current and clean Drivers Licence.

If you’d like to bring your skills to a challenging but rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

The team is high performing with a ‘can-do’ attitude. We work collaboratively to support each other to provide the region’s schools an outstanding, professional service.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at eis.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight – Sunday 31 January 2021.