Property Manager (2547) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have experience in contract management across all aspects of property maintenance, including tenancy and lease agreements?
  • Are you a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder?
  • Do you have knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation, particularly Health and Safety and Privacy?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University 

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university. 


Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role 

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting for a Property Manager, University Accommodation.   

Reporting to the Associate Director Student Living – Infrastructure and Services you will provide a focus on providing planned and reactive maintenance that optimises the use of and long-term value of the university’s property portfolio, which in turn will enable the university to provide safe and affordable housing options for its students.  

You will bring significant experience within a complex multi-site organization that is expanding and growing and examples of how you made a positive difference to the lives of others and to the success of the organisation. This includes the wider community, landlords and their agents.  

Ō pūmanawa - About you 

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high-performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance meeting deadlines and maintain a high standard of service to both students and staff.  

Your ability to relate well to a wide range of people, set and meet high standards personally and professionally, focus on what is most important and be calm under pressure will have you widely respected, and have students talking positively about their experience.  

Key Requirements:   

  • Demonstrated experience in a large multi-site property maintenance environments, buildings, and grounds  
  • Relevant trades skills/qualification 
  • Contract management across all aspects of property maintenance including tenancy and lease agreements, and the collating and reporting of key indicators  
  • The ability to work within financial, quality, ethical, and health and safety parameters, including accurate and cost-effective pricing of work, reporting, and benchmarking  
  • Experience in problem solving, issues management, and key indicator monitoring and reporting with a client focus  
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation, particularly Health and Safety and Privacy 
  • Property related project management qualification and experience  
  • Experience managing staff  

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team 

Student and Campus Living helps to create an outstanding, differentiated and efficient student living experience across all the areas within the directorate as the University grows and expands. This includes an environment that is safe, fostering a sense of community, inclusion and belonging, and delivering a cohesive, cross-university integrated student experience that protects and enhances the University’s reputation nationally and internationally.  

Roles Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 31 October 2021 

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Sandie Dunsford; sandie.dunsford@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.  

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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