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Facility Coordinator - Stuart Lodge - Alice Springs

Mission Australia
  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Location: Alice Springs
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need 

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

In this newly created and varied role you will manage the effective operations of the Stuart Lodge facility to provide an efficient and safe working environment for staff and service users.

Stuart Lodge provides transitional accommodation for singles/families in Alice Springs experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Stuart Lodge has 33 rooms (with up to 68 beds), and supports people seeking shelter from sleeping rough/ those visiting from remote communities for medical reasons, & people recently released from Alice Springs Correctional Centre. Wraparound support is provided to help people secure long-term, sustainable accommodation.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Management of a small team of facility staff inclusive of kitchen, cleaning and maintenance staff.
  • Rostering and scheduling to ensure 24x7 staff coverage
  • Responsible for the operational aspects of Stuart Lodge to ensure building is fit for purpose and maintained
  • Ensuring Stuart Lodge meets all health and safety requirements
  • Coordinating and overseeing any repairs or maintenance required

Requirements for Success

  • Experience gained from similar position within a comparable environment such as an aged care facility, educational boarding house or correctional centres.  
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Facilities Management, Building Services or a related field such as project management, business management or construction management are desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of legislation relevant to facilities management including Workplace Health and Safety legislation, environmental health and Child Safety practices.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing rosters, ensuring they are in line with
  • Modern Awards or Enterprise Agreements.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to make sound decisions and to solve problems.
  • A sound level of computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au, using the subject line: Facility Coordinator - Stuart Lodge - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via this link. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Please do not wait for the closing date to apply, as we are currently reviewing applications. 

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