St Joseph's College is a Secondary Boys’ Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Education tradition with an enrolment over 1840 students.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. We promote the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. The College’s child-safe policies and code of conduct informs about our child-safe practices and emphasises that the College is committed to child safety. The CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety emphasises the system-wide importance placed on child safety within Catholic education in Victoria. Applicants are encouraged to review these documents at: The appointment of successful applicants will require adoption and compliance with our Child Safety policies and Code of Conduct.All applicants will be subject to Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and legislative screening procedures. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (teachers only) or the completion of a National Police Check and retention of a valid Working with Children (Employee) Check.

These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

St Joseph’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions being advertised will be posted below and also at
For general enquiries, please submit a letter of introduction and your resume, listing three referees, electronically to: [email protected].
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Maintenance Operations Officer

Full Time Ongoing


Position: Full Time Ongoing Maintenance Operations Officer

Employer: St Joseph’s College Geelong

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Award: Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018

Category: Education Support Officer Level 4

Wage Range: $86,400 - $98,457

Commencement: Immediate start dependent on successful applicants notice requirements.


The College is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, innovative and enthusiastic individual for a new position as the Maintenance Operations Officer. The Maintenance Operations Officer supports the Property Manager to plan and coordinate maintenance and upkeep of the College facilities and assets. They are responsible for planning and implementing a maintenance schedule covering the College’s machinery, mechanical systems, buildings or other structures and grounds.

The goal is to ensure that facilities, grounds and equipment are in a good and safe condition at all times.

The Maintenance Operations Officer will support the Property Manager to ensure that the College’s facilities meet legislative and regulatory compliance obligations. This position will also support the introduction of major and minor capital projects of the College to ensure ongoing management and relevant inspections are in place from commissioning.

The Maintenance Operations Officer may be required to deputise for the Property Manager in times of extended absence of the Property Manager.



  • Develop, implement, manage and review an effective and efficient programmed maintenance schedule to establish an environment of preventative (proactive) and remedial repair and (where required) replacement program. This would include the management of records and registers for all plant and equipment and work areas used for maintenance and teaching.
  • Support the Property Manager to implement the Programmed Maintenance Schedule including preparing monthly/weekly maintenance schedules and allocation of work to contractors or in-house Maintenance Staff.
  • Support the Property Manager to allocate repair tasks and prioritise management through contractors or in-house Maintenance Staff.
  • In consultation with the Property Manager, develop and implement a (proactive) cyclical inspection program for the College to ensure grounds and buildings remain compliant with the OHS objectives of the College (eg. fire safety, trip hazards, plant safety, working at heights etc) and compliance for monthly, three-monthly, six-monthly and annual checks for Essential Safety Measures reporting. 
  • In consultation with the Property Manager and Risk and Compliance Manager, develop and implement a risk management system that identifies critical risks associated with buildings, plant and equipment and formulate appropriate strategies to minimise risk.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate workplace health and safety (WHS) plans, risk assessments, procedures and policies.
  • Ensure that appropriate Risk Assessments, SWP, SWMS etc are in place in relation to all plant and equipment.
  • In consultation with Curriculum Area Leaders, teachers and technicians ensure there are appropriate records (e.g., SDS register) and signage at all locations where hazardous materials are stored and that the records are kept up to date.
  • Support the commissioning of new plant and equipment into the College including advice on documentation and induction as well as appropriate Risk Assessment, SWP, SWMS.
  • Monitor inventory of materials and equipment.
  • Ensure the school’s buildings, grounds and equipment are maintained in a condition that allows for staff, students, contractors, visitors and the broader community to use them safely and without risk to health.
  • Participate in coordination of commissioning facilities / maintenance projects and introduction of new plant / machinery / tools.
  • Look for new ways/tools/assets to improve productivity and cut costs.
  • Support the overall College security of the buildings and grounds including being a contact for after-hours security/emergency incidents.
  • Contribute to the College Risk Register relating to site maintenance and health and safety aspects of the School.
  • Ensure that all maintenance operations are done in accordance with College policy and OHS guidelines


  • Support the Property Manager to identify and engage appropriate contractors for installations, repairs or maintenance (electricians, plumbers etc.).
  • Support the preparation of the operational budgets for maintenance, facility operations and capital works, including negotiating with suppliers, procurement, tender management, issuing purchase orders and authorising invoices for payment.
  • Draft maintenance reports.
  • Ensure there are appropriate records (e.g., SDS register) and signage at all locations where hazardous materials are stored and that the records are kept up to date
  • Design and implement changes to safety and security procedures ensuring effective dissemination of new policies and procedures throughout the College.
  • Administration of contractors to ensure they meet pre-qualification requirements (eg. insurances and licences), compliance and worker induction using ‘LinkSafe’.
  • Ensure all contractors and vendors meet the Child Safe protocols established by the College.
  • Be a member of the College WHS committee.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Property Manager.


  • Provide students with a child-safe environment.
  • Be familiar with and comply with the College's child-safe policy and code of conduct, and any other policies or procedures relating to child safety.
  • Proactively monitor and support student wellbeing.
  • Exercise pastoral care in a manner which reflects school values.


The successful applicant would have:

• Appropriate experience in a trade setting or with management of property and services.

• A recognised qualification in a trade and/or a relevant area of property management.

• Experience with Occupational Health and Safety management.

• Ability to work with a minimum of supervision

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate to all areas of the College.

• Willingness to complete a task even if required to work outside normal scheduled hours.

• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams

The successful applicant would hold:

• Current Victorian Drivers Licence.

• Current First Aid qualifications or willingness to complete.

• Current Working With Children Clearance (Employee) or ability to attain.

• Police Check, current to within two (2) years or ability to attain.

• Current trade certifications (White Card, carpentry, welding, plastering and/or horticulture) would be advantageous.


Please submit a letter of introduction and your resume listing three referees to electronically to [email protected]

POC: Human Resources Manager, Ph: 03 5226 8131 Email: [email protected]

Applications close Sunday, 4 July 2021