Maintenance Officer

Maintenance Officer

Location: Newcastle and Hunter Region

Applications Open: 12/02/2019
Applications Close: 26/02/2019

Job Information

About Us

Compass Housing Services is a charitable international community housing organisation. Our vision is that all people have appropriate and affordable shelter and are engaged in sustainable communities. We are a recognised employer of choice and we are passionate about investing is our employees by providing opportunities to develop their skills, qualifications and creating career paths.

About the role

The Maintenance Officer will contribute to the efficient and effective workings of the Assets unit by executing daily tasks with a strong attention to detail.  Reporting to the Executive Manager Technical and Property services our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in residential property management services, strong time management skills and be adaptable and flexible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure property maintenance service requests and purchase orders are processed in an effective and accurate manner;

  • Ensure database is maintained and generate reports as required by the Executive Manager Technical and Property Services;

  • Accepting correspondence on quotations and invoices;

  • Assisting with the allocation of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance;

  • Liaise with tenants, contractors, suppliers and internal staff in the coordination of maintenance work;

    Selection Criteria:

    To be considered for this role, all applicants must address the following Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced administration role including high volume data entry;

  • Strong understanding of and previous experience property/facilities maintenance;

  • Previous experience in liaising with and scheduling trades/contractors on a daily basis

  • Project management skills, including the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills;

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;

  • Demonstrated personal commitment to sustainability and process efficiency

    Job Benefits

    In addition to an attractive salary package the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 tax-free pay per fringe benefit year to increase your take home pay (details via Prosperity Advisers)

  • Ongoing professional development including access to Compass’ annual training allowance and paid study leave

  • Flexible working arrangements either a 19-day month or 9-day fortnight (based on working additional hours of work)

  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP

    How to apply:

    When applying, please ensure you address the key selection criteria as part of your application.

    Confidential enquiries may be made by contacting our Human Resource Officer on 02 4920 2600 or emailing

    Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

    Please note, agency referrals will not be accepted for this role.


Application Form

Additional Information

  • Assets Maintenance Officer PD Feb 19.DOCX - Download

Contact Details

Contact: Arlene Rowland
Phone: 02 4920 2600

Application Form

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