School Property Advisor – Whanganui – Ministry of Education

Permanent – Full time
Property / Asset management

About us
Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) as part of the Ministry manages one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand, composed of approximately 2,400 primary and secondary schools and over 8,000 hectares of land with a book value of $14.6b. The total school property portfolio has a replacement value of $23.5 billion. EIS is also responsible for managing school transport, the schools payroll, and the delivery of technology in Schools. EIS undertakes 3,000 projects per annum; a combination of Ministry led and School Board led projects costing between $500m and $750m per annum.

About the role
You will be providing advice and support for the management of a portfolio of schools over the short, medium and long term to meet ongoing and future educational requirements.

Your Key Priorities will include:
Building and maintaining relationships with school Boards of Trustees to provide guidance and support across a broad range of property issues
Maintaining an awareness and understanding of all infrastructure related activities (e.g. capital works projects, school network upgrade projects (SNUP), transportable classrooms, school transport) for each of your allocated schools
Advising schools of key messages about relevant EIS initiatives and requirements
Working collaboratively across the Ministry to share information including technical knowledge and experience with others so all schools are well supported and there is consistent delivery of service
Providing input into area planning and reporting activities as required.

About you
To be successful in this role you will need to have solid experience in property or asset management in the private and/ or public sector with significant focus on relationship management.

You will also offer:
A relevant professional qualification such as Asset Management, Quantity Surveying, Architecture Infrastructure Planning, Property or Project Management and/or experience in the construction industry
Excellent communication and relationship building skills
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement initiatives and achieve positive results
Ability to interpret, plainly articulate the intent, and apply policy appropriately in a way that meets the needs of both the Crown and the school
Skills in building strong working relationships with school governance and management structures and understanding their issues
Ability to manage and prioritise competing demands.
Please review the Position Description attached and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements please apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight Sunday, 20 November 2016.

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