24 Jun 2022

Full-Time Infrastructure Manager

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationHawke's Bay, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Napier based
  • Extensive background in asset management and service delivery
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Lead a regionally based team responsible for providing front-line asset management advice and support to schools

Help shape the future of education

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga.

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by doing the following:

  • Taking practical action to give effect toteTiritio Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa 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

Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko – Infrastructure and Digital – Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, leads inclusive, accessible and integrated national, digital and physical infrastructure and transport services to the education system.

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.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

The Infrastructure Manager reports to the Regional Infrastructure Manager and leads a regionally based group responsible for providing asset management advice and support to schools across the Hawkes Bay region. The position also plays a key role in issues resolution and school property portfolio planning activities at a regional level.

Your key priorities will include the following:

  • Developing and maintaining strong and constructive working relationships with schools, their property professionals and with the local Sector Enablement and Support Education teams and other Ministry teams at a local and national level
  • Leading and managing the local Infrastructure Delivery team to ensure effective and efficient operational management of the school property portfolio
  • Leading asset management planning and implementation activities within the allocated geographic area
  • Managing a small case load of schools (generally for schools with more complex property issues or that are of strategic interest) and act as the primary relationship manager for these schools on all matters related to property management

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

Mōhou ake – About you

You will have an extensive background in infrastructure, property and/or asset management (private and/or public sector) with significant focus on relationship management and problem solving and a track record of success and results in team management.

You will also offer the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • An understanding of the mechanics of managing larger property portfolios
  • Familiarity with public sector asset management principles and practices
  • Well developed strategic and critical thinking skills and analytical capability
  • Experience in effective risk management strategies and processes

If you’d like to bring your skills to a 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.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.

In your cover letter we’d like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/731978_JobDesc.pdf

The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.

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

For further information please contact Amanda Morgan at hangangamatihiko.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 5 July 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1639409

Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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