Head of Facilities Management

Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Lead Facilities Management across our unique and diverse Property Portfolio
  • Varied role in a fast-paced environment
  • Full time perm role based in the heart of Auckland CBD but working across the City



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Unlimited (AU) is a council-controlled organisation (CCO) established to enrich the cultural and economic life in Tamaki Makarau.  AU is New Zealand’s largest producer of cultural, entertainment, sporting, and wildlife experiences, and owns and operates the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo, the New Zealand Maritime Museum, The Aotea Centre, The Civic and Auckland Stadia, as well as caring for some of Auckland’s most iconic public buildings such as The Town Hall and Queens Wharf.  In addition, AU has a range of partnership relationships with other cultural organisations and a broad mandate to enhance Auckland as a culturally vibrant city for all.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Facilities Management to lead the team responsible for maintaining our extensive property portfolio.  This is a senior management role where you will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of facilities management across all of our venues and help deliver on the organisation’s strategic intent.


This includes managing and leading a team of facilities managers, building maintenance staff and process & support staff to ensure AU’s assets are safe, well managed and presented, and that our venues operate to defined service levels and community expectations.


You will also be responsible for the Property Departments sustainability management function and play a key role in ensuring AU’s sustainability and carbon reduction goals are met across our facilities and venues.   This role reports to the General Manager, Property.



He kōrero mōu: About you

You are a leader with excellent mentoring and coaching skills together with strong practical and strategic facilities management experience across a diverse range of facilities. You will have experience in developing facilities management plans and operational outcomes in a business or government environment.  This role will require you to be able to identify and implement best-practice and continuous improvement initiatives and work alongside the Head of Capital Programmes and Head of Asset Management to shape and influence the capability and reputation of the Property Department.


You have demonstrated ability to manage complex cross-organisational workstreams involving multiple stakeholders and be able to provide asset and facility services for all of our business brands and rōpū accross the wider organisation. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills including being able to prepare clear reports and presentations to various stakeholders including the Auckland Unlimited Board and Executive.


You will have practical experience in the use of computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and demonstrate how they are effectively applied to support asset management and facilities management operations.


You will have some procurement and contract management experience, having previously led or worked within multi-dimensional outsourced service contracts.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


So what’s in it for you? You will be part of an amazing and supportive team who are passionate about the work they do and the results they achieve. We offer a competitive salary; flexible working and you get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference. You also get to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for our customers and our environment.


Your portfolio will be unrivalled and include some of Auckland and New Zealand’s most iconic venues.


If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcome for Auckland, then please apply now by submitting your CV and cover letter!


Please click on this link to access the job description. All applications must be made online. If you require assistance or support through the application process, please contact us at recruitment@aucklandunlimited.com.


Due to current international travel restrictions and border closures, we can only consider candidates who hold either New Zealand Permanent Residency or Citizenship/Australian Citizenship.


Applications close 27 October 2021


Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of Auckland Council, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.