Facilities Maintenance Director

$161,140 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 13 May, 2022
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Executive and Management Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 26 May 2022

Classification: Infrastructure Officer 5
Salary: $161,140 plus superannuation
Position No: 57400 - 022ND
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2022
Contact Officer: Loretta Bettiens on loretta.bettiens@act.gov.au or 0434 366 673

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Infrastructure and Health Support Services, a division of Canberra Health Services, are responsible for:

  • Capital project delivery;
  • Facilities Management;
  • Minor Works Team and Off-Site Maintenance
  • Safety and Risk
  • Domestic and Environmental Services;
  • Food Services;
  • Sterilising Services;
  • Security Services; and
  • Fleet Management.

The Infrastructure and Health Support Services, Facilities Management Division, is responsible for planned and reactive maintenance, asset management, utilities and contracts and leasing for the Canberra Health Services property portfolio across the ACT.

The Facilities Maintenance Director will report to the Director of Facilities Management, Executive Branch Manager and will be responsible for leading a team and strategically managing planned and reactive maintenance activities across the Canberra Hospital. The Facilities Maintenance Director is also responsible for the leadership of the internal FM trade staff and contractors for a large portfolio of health facilities including the Canberra Hospital, ensuring a healthy, safe and productive workplace.

The Facilities Maintenance Director will have a detailed and extensive knowledge of facilities management including a comprehensive knowledge of relevant Compliance, Australian Standards, Legislation, Regulations, Code of Practice and the ability to interpret CHS Policies and Procedures.

The incumbent will provide outstanding leadership and management skills, have extensive experience negotiation skills and be able to represent and negotiate at a senior level on behalf of the organisation. The position is critical to the achievement of the overall objectives of Facilities Management and is responsible for the day-to-day facility maintenance operations including the management of staff and financials (budget).


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Extensive knowledge and significant proven experience in a senior position managing building maintenance or projects in relation to building services and infrastructure.
  • High-level interpersonal skills in order to influence, represent and negotiate key information to support decisions made by a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Professional and personable interpersonal skills to be able to liaise, communicate and coordinate with other business units, government agencies, stakeholders, patients, suppliers and contractors.
  • A well organised approach to work, managing competing priorities and flexible decision making.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Hold a relevant professional qualification in Engineering, Architecture or Project Management or accreditation with a professional body recognised within Australia; or
  • Hold a relevant building degree; or
  • Have significant building or Infrastructure knowledge and/or project management experience at a senior level.

Highly Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience of the technical requirements affecting health services and assets.
  • A trade qualification and/or minimum 10 years’ experience in relation to building services maintenance.
  • Hold a current drivers’ licence.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Undergo a pre-employment medical examination.

Job Closing Date

26 May, 2022