16 Aug 2019

Full-Time Advisor – Commercial Leasing – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

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  • Permanent – full-time
  • Build your property portfolio career!

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, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

The Ownership and Occupancy team sits within EIS and is responsible for leasing and licensing land, disposing of surplus land, managing easements, working with other agencies to manage teacher houses and closed schools, and representing the Ministry of Education in the Treaty of Waitangi settlements process as it relates to property. We are an energetic and supportive team, looking to build a permanent team of property professionals who are motivated to get the job done.

About the role

This role reports to the Team Leader – Commercial Leasing and Disposals and assists with the negotiation and management of leases for land that belongs to other people or agencies that the Ministry needs to use. You will also provide advice on the use and status of land and buildings.

Your key priorities will include the following:

  • Administering the work programme and leasing process documentation for lease rent reviews, renewals and acquisitions, including tracking and reporting on the metrics of the Leasing portfolio to ensure critical timeframes are met
  • Providing advice about commercial leasing to colleagues within the Ministry and the broader public service, and preparing responses to queries from schools, the public, the media, Ministers and Official Information Act requests
  • Assisting with the management of the Ministry’s third party leasing providers, including the direction of work and relationship management

Please note there is more information in the job description attached.

About you

This position is an opportunity for someone with an interest in Crown asset management. It will give you a flavour of what property portfolio management within the Ministry involves, with opportunities to progress your career through the organisation.

If you thrive in a busy work environment, consider yourself to be an efficient and organised self-starter with a strong work ethic and have a keen eye for spotting business improvement opportunities; this is a terrific opportunity to broaden and deepen your existing property or project management experience in a challenging and rewarding environment.

You will also offer the following:

  • Experience in project management, and the negotiation, acquisition, fitout, renewal, and termination of commercial leases
  • Quality relationship/stakeholder engagement and management skills, including proven experience and expertise in managing supplier relationships, preferably in a large and/or complex operational delivery context
  • Strong organisational skills and an excellent ability to communicate with others
  • Sound knowledge of the Government’s direction, legislative parameters, policy priorities, and budgeting processes

Experience or qualifications in Crown property management including the Public Works Act 1981, or lease management and negotiation is an advantage.

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.


If this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

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

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role.
Please review the position description here.

Applications close midnight Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Job Categories: Property. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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