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Regional Property Advisor - Rotorua

NZ Ministry of Education
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Regional Property Advisor - Rotorua

  • Permanent - Fulltime
  • Asset management, Infrastructure Management, Relationship Management and Property Investment

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) as a part of the Ministry manages one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand, composed of over 2,100 primary and secondary State schools and over 8,000 hectares of land with a carrying value of $17.2 billion.  EIS is also responsible for managing school payroll, school transport and for the delivery of information communication technology in schools.  EIS undertakes around 3,000 projects per annum; a combination of Ministry and School led projects costing at least $800m per annum.

About the role

This Rotorua based role provides a real opportunity to make that lifestyle change without compromising your career. You can embrace all that Rotorua and the area offers (Unlimited sunshine, beautiful lakes and Parks, housing that is affordable and some of New Zealand's best schools) without taking a dramatic drop in income or sacrificing your career.

The Regional Property Advisor is a pivotal role for EIS and the main functions involve:

  • Providing guidance and support in relation to a broad range of property issues to School Boards of Trustees.
  • Managing a portfolio that has challenging infrastructure, asset management and property investment issues.
  • Working collaboratively with the community and across the Ministry to share information as required.

What will you be doing????

  • Acting as the primary relationship manager for an allocated portfolio of schools on all property matters.
  • Identifying and managing risks related to school property and supporting and advising schools about the effective delivery of school managed construction projects.
  • Managing responses to emergencies eg floods, fires etc.
  • Providing guidance to schools about overall H&S requirements in relation to property maintenance and construction.
  • Developing and maintaining a wide range of relationships with key stakeholders and mentoring other Property Advisors.

About you 

You will ideally have a relevant qualification in Asset Management, Quantity Surveying, Architecture Infrastructure Planning, Property or Project Management and / or experience in the Construction Industry.

You will also offer:

  • A proven ability to plan implement and manage complex issues through to completion. 
  • Outstanding communication and relationship building skills.
  • The ability to work as an independently and also to become an integral part of a team.

Please review the Position Description attached and if this opportunity interests you, and you feel that you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight - Sunday 24 June 2018.

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