First listed on: 30 October 2018

   Manager Asset & Facilities 

  • McDonald Jones Stadium is seeking a Manager Asset & Facilities
  • This is an exciting temporary full time opportunity (38 hours per week) for up to end December 2021 based in Newcastle
  • Venues Level 8 (Salary range $113,411 up to $121,728 per annum)
Working with us
Venues NSW (VNSW) is an entity within the NSW Office of Sport. The Office of sport comprises; Sydney Olympic Park Authority, and the Sport Infrastructure, Sport Development, Sport and Recreation Services and Corporate Services Groups. Venues NSW was created as a statutory Authority on 2 March 2012 to establish, manage and improve Government owned land, sporting and entertainment facilities in the Hunter, Western Sydney and Illawarra effectively and efficiently for the benefit of the people of NSW. From April 2017 Venues NSW has had responsibility for Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium) at Olympic Park in Sydney. 
The Venues NSW Portfolio attracts three million visitors per annum and includes;
  • ANZ Stadium
  • The new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta
  • McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground
  • WIN Stadium in Wollongong
  • WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong
Venues NSW is a Public Non-Financial Corporation and manages these publicly owned venues in one portfolio to optimise community and commercial outcomes. Venues NSW is governed by a Board which determines the policies and strategic plans of the agency, sets annual budgets and performance criteria. The NSW Government through the Office of Sport employs the staff of VNSW.
About the role
The Manager Asset and Facilities is responsible for managing McDonald Jones Stadium to ensure the asset remains safe, commercially viable and adheres to all statutory requirements. The Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the Venue, ensuring contracted suppliers meet service delivery standards, supporting event preparation and liaising with key stakeholders. 
In this role, you will need to:
  • Manage and maintain assets within the Venue precinct including oversight of scheduled and ad-hoc maintenance.
  • Manage all routine and preventative maintenance requirements of the Venue, including procurement, and overseeing venue staff and contractors as well managing minor and major capital work programs and budgets.
  • Implement the Venues’ Asset Management Plan and maintain the asset register.
  • Manage the general asset security overlay of the Venue, including CCTV, access management, alarm monitoring and associated systems.
  • Exercise delegated authority in monitoring and approving necessary expenditure in accordance with Venues NSW policies
  • Ensure the Venues’ compliance with all relevant Statutory and Regulatory requirements, including Work Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Environmental requirements and all VNSW and venue specific risk management policies and procedures.
  • Develop and recommend initiatives on operational efficiencies in relation to asset and facilities expenditure
  • Manage the conduction of pre and post event risk maintenance and recommends rectifications as required to ensure the Venue is safe, operational and presented to a high standard.

Essential requirements

  • NSW White Card (General Construction Card) or equivalent
  • Ability to work weekends and weeknights as required
  • Must be contactable outside of business hours on a business supplied mobile telephone to deal with urgent matters.
How to apply
To apply for this role you need to submit an application via, Job Reference No. 00006LEA.
When applying you need to:
  • Answer the two pre-screening questions (see below) which should demonstrate your competency in the focus capabilities (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Provide cover letter that details how you meet the capabilities of the role (maximum 1 page)
  • Provide a resume that details your previous experience (maximum of 4 pages)
Further information about “Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service” is available on I work for NSW
Pre-screening questions
  1. Please provide an example when you were able to manage a capex project from start to finish? Please outline a difficulty you encountered and how you managed to solve the issue.   
  2. Please provide an example of an improved service contract you were able to negotiate? Please outline the process undertaken and the final result.  


  • For further information about the role please contact Brett Campbell on (02) 4064 3051 or view the role description
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check.
  • No offer of employment will be made until all relevant clearances are finalised.
Applications Close: 11.59pm, Monday 12 November 2018
Venues NSW is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, women, LGBTI, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any accessibility requirements, please liaise with the contact officer.  We provide reasonable adjustments for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.

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