Property and Facilities Officer

Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services

Role Purpose
The Property and Facilities Officer oversees the building design for new construction and minor works. The role has two main objectives; to oversees architects and stakeholders in moving designs to DA stage and coordinate maintenance tasks, and ensuring the integrity of building and ground facilities. The role will ensure that projects reflect and align with the Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS) strategic plan as part of its capital program of work.

Major Accountabilities

and Facilities Officer is required to perform tasks that include but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with the SCECS Executive in planning developments
  • Procuring and working with architects and other specialist consultants to plan and develop innovative and effective solutions
  • Developing and managing SCECS preventative and reactive maintenance strategy
  • Leading and managing stakeholder engagement, expectations, and communication
  • Providing technical advice to colleagues concerning the extent of potential refurbishment
  • Providing timely and accurate reports on projects
  • Assisting in developing strategies to continually improve SCECS shared responsibilities
  • Working collaboratively with SCECs Directors and Coordinators
  • Identify building and facility issues
  • Engaging consultative and participatory practices as appropriate.
  • Managing and coordinating work with multiple service vendors.
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Ensuring positive and intra-directorate/network relationships
  • Ensuring all financial undertakings are performed concerning probity and per the SCECS Policy, ensuring value-for-money.
  • Promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools’ mission and vision
  • Promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools’ values
  • Any other duties as directed from time to time


  • Tertiary qualifications in a property and project management or facilities management-related discipline.
  • Three years of experience liaising with professionals working in building disciplines
  • Experienced in safety incident reporting and analysis
  • Demonstrated Interpersonal skills and capacity to engage with stakeholders productively and sensitively
  • Experienced in collaborating in delivering innovative and sustainable projects
  • Experienced in assessing and providing technical advice concerning assets and facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment to solve problems and seek creative solutions
  • Demonstrated competence in working with a range of specialist software packages
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a range of legislative requirements relevant to the planning
  • Proven ability to work with sensitive and confidential information
  • A valid Working with Children Check clearance (WWC) number.
  • Willingness to respect, support and uphold the mission, ethos and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.


  • Tertiary qualifications and/or commensurate experience in school planning and design, facilities management, or equivalent.
  •  A current driver’s licence.

About Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services:

Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS) is a not-for-profit service catering to children and families from our Catholic schools and the local community. SCECS currently operates Outside School Hours Care and Early Childhood Services at several Catholic schools and Parishes within the Sydney Archdiocese.

Ready to make a difference?

Submit your application with:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Working with Children Clearance:

This role is classified as child-related work; therefore, we require a working with children clearance to be completed before your commencement with us.

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Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  All applicants require current and valid working rights for Australia.