Manager, Operations

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA

Job Description

This is a HEP 9, $119,295 to $124,115 + 15% loading + 17% superannuation, continuing, full time position.

  • Join the University of Opportunity
  • Lead a highly motivated and enthusiastic team

While championing our heartland in the west of Melbourne, Victoria University has gained a reputation for forward thinking and ground breaking innovation which is helping to reconceptualise tertiary education.

About the role

Reporting to the Director - Operational Planning and Asset Management, the Manager Operations is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of facilities essential soft and hard services across all VU campuses.

The position is located at our Footscray Park campus and is required to be physically onsite full time and on call to respond to after hours.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of a team of Facilities professionals to ensure efficient delivery of works and services with high emphasis on customer service 
  • Contractor management 
  • Financial management including budget development, forecasting and monthly monitoring
    Provision of strategic advice on operations
  • Manage activities relating to Essential Safety Measures and compliance

About the person

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role managing teams to deliver services across multiple sites within a complex organisation
  • Strong financial management experience and attention to detail
  • Experience in framework supplier contract management and tender processes
  • High level stakeholder engagement and customer service with experience in conflict resolution
  • Significant experience and understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements related to facilities management and building industry


  • Salary sacrifice options
  • On-site gym and fitness centre and more!

How to apply

For the position description, please click here .

Upload your application as a single document comprising:

  • Your responses to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description.
  • Your CV
  • Cover letter
  • Please note: applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

    For further information relating to the position or recruitment process, please contact Maxim Zervos, Recruiter by email at .


    Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 7 June, 2023.

    About Us
    Victoria University (VU) is the  University of the West .
    For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.
    We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, with currently over 40,000 enrolled vocational and higher education students studying across our campuses.
    Our moral purpose is to provide vocational and higher education that transforms the lives of students and the communities we serve. Our values are a living set of actions that underpin our moral purpose.
    The VU Values are that we are always:
    • welcoming
    • ethical
    • shaping the future 
    • together.
    This is the VU Way. We are always WEST.
    At VU we believe diversity is a strength – the more diverse perspectives, identities, cultural backgrounds, ages and experience of our students and staff, the better our working environment, research and educational experience of our students.
    With a culturally diverse population of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where all students and staff are respected, valued and enabled to thrive.
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