Property and Asset Lead

Location Christchurch / New Zealand

Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand is currently the working title of a new organisation set to launch July 2020. It will provide deaf education and support services delivery across the whole of New Zealand. This new organisation will incorporate Kelston and Van Asch Deaf Education Centres.

This new role is based in Christchurch with travel required throughout the country. Management of a diverse range of property and assets as well as procurement processes. We are looking for a talented business-oriented person that is seeking a diverse role to help us bring New Zealand's deaf education vision to life. Working with the Ministry of Education across larger projects while keeping the detail of day to day monitoring, reporting and planning. You will also have two Property Managers reporting to you, one each in Auckland and Christchurch.
Ownership and continual improvement of all business processes will be a key priority as will assisting others within the organisation adapt to changes within your sphere of influence. As this is a leadership role you will have oversight of:

  • A small team
  • Supporting the Director of Operations across a broad range of needs including property, assets, vehicle procurement and use
  • Reporting on all aspects of the role and making suggested and agreed changes happen
  • Review of Property Asset management and ensuring budget allocations are monitored and reported on
  • Working to prepare the monthly management reports and Board reports, providing insights to help the business make best decisions for the learner focussed outcomes
  • Mapping all existing Property, Asset and Procurement Business Processes and recommending and implementing improvements
  • Project management of the introduction of new system/s and processes and socialising these to ensure broad acceptance and application
    About you
  • Experience in Property and Asset management
  • Understanding of the demands of a fast-paced organisation
  • Strong business experience and demonstrated commercial acumen
  • A passion for improving business processes
  • Exceptional ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Great IT skills and use of all tools available to you
  • In depth understanding of the Building Act
  • Solid negotiating and reasoning skills
  • Adaptable as an integrated systems review is also part of the transition process
  • You'll be joining a close-knit team and you'll share their passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality education and services to deaf community and whanau

The ideal candidate will also be approachable and someone who can engage with people at all levels. An affinity or understanding of deaf culture would be great however we can bring you into this world and help you engage. What's in it for you?

  • Exciting new role with scope to grow and learn
  • The opportunity to work for a passionate employer
  • Work with diverse and welcoming team
  • A broad and challenging role with diversity and freedom to make your mark
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to help shape a unique organisation with learners at the centre of all we do

How to apply
If you are interested in joining a fast-paced team where you can help us make a positive impact, apply now with your curriculum vitae and a cover letter telling us why you'd love to work with us. Applications close 25 March 2020 but please note we may look to contact suitable applicants prior to close so please apply early. A job description is available here: Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for interview process in New Zealand will be considered for this position.