Facilities / Maintenance Manager (Ed Support Level 1-range 4)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/27/2020

Location Profile

Caulfield Junior College (CJC) is a Victorian State Government school and was established as Balaclava Road Primary School in 1914. Caulfield Junior College is located 11 km southeast from the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD).

Caulfield Junior College is a bi-national school accredited to deliver both the Australian and French curriculum in accordance with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the French Ministry of Education’s standards and practices. The school enrolment includes students undertaking the accredited French program within the French Binational Program. The FBP program is overseen by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

The outdoor sporting facilities include an excellent synthetic football, basketball and running track area, and covered play equipment.

The school has a range of buildings dating from different eras. The Building Education Revolution Program (BER Program) facility provides classroom and multi-use spaces, including a computer section.

Additional Information

Our school currently has 524 students, 334 of whom access both the Victorian and French Curriculum in our ‘French Binational Program’. Additionally, 88 of our students participate in the ‘Hebrew Immersion Program’ (HIP) before school, three mornings per week. Many of those students participate in an additional after school activity once per week, run by the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB). We are proud of the diversity of our school; currently our student body includes students from 28 countries, who speak 24 different languages.

Our daily school program includes:

  • Structured literacy, numeracy and ‘units of inquiry’ blocks to ensure consistent delivery of the Victorian and French Curricula.
  • Specialist classes including Art, LOTE (French), Music and Physical Education.

Outside of each school day, our school engages a variety of external providers, including:

  • ‘After School Activities’ – programs particularly delivered for the purpose of building the French language in our school.
  • Sporting and Music Programs
  • Australian Girls’ Choir.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated ability to proactively undertake a range of maintenance duties including some trade experience relevant to the role and co-ordinate contractors when necessary.

SC2 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a range of people in a working environment.

SC3 Proven ability to use highly developed organisational skills to investigate, prioritise, take appropriate action and address maintenance and grounds issues as they rise.

SC4 Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of a team, to follow instructions and take on responsibility and to work independently without direct supervision, be self-motivated and show initiative.

SC5 Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and practices.

SC6 A strong ethic and a sense of pride in efficiently completing work to a high standard and in a timely fashion.


Holiday Attendance is a requirement of this position.

The Facilities / Maintenance Manager’s primary role is the management for the care and maintenance for the grounds, buildings and security of all people and property of the school. This responsibility extends to ensuring that the environment and the physical infrastructure of the school are maintained to their optimum to ensure that the students and the staff of the school have access to a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment, one which is conducive to achieving the learning and teaching objectives of the school.



  • Responsible for maintaining the site in a good state of repair and appearance including all buildings and facilities, pathways, grounds and gardens
  • Undertake emergency and planned maintenance and repairs within capability; respond effectively and maintain log of works.
  • Maintain all equipment, tools and plant in a safe and good condition; liaising with external suppliers and services where necessary.
  • Undertake routine inspections of the site, including regular maintenance checks.
  • Maintain records of all works undertaken.
  • Undertake and document a timely risk assessment of site and other risk assessments (health and safety checks as directed by the OH &S Manager).
  • Regularly visually inspect outside areas for defects and potential hazards including condition of boundaries, fencing, building exteriors and trees.
  • Ensure the buildings are locked and unlocked at appropriate times.
  • Commit to the growth and maintenance of a positive risk management culture within the school; assisting staff where necessary.
  • Other duties as directed by the Leadership Team

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

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