Buildings and Maintenance Officer

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Buildings and Maintenance Officer
Location: Durban, Glen Anil
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior/Mid
Company: AFDA

AFDA is inviting applications for the position of b uildings and maintenance officer on the Durban campus.

  As the Buildings and Maintenance officer, AFDA is looking for a committed and dedicated professional to manage and run the on-campus Operations department. The applicant should have people and management skills and a thorough knowledge of construction and building maintenance. The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge and skills in IT, occupational health and safety and entertainment industry facilities and equipment.

The position requires someone who is organized, efficient and computer literate and interacts well with people. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to embrace AFDA’s unique pedagogy, which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching at AFDA.

There is also a strong emphasis on cultural relevance within the teaching, and the need to help the students identify and develop a distinctive African voice to their productions. In this way, we hope to be able to contribute to nation-building and build the foundations for a sustainable local creative industry.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Accommodate campus student and staff bodies in accordance with time table and space ratios requirements.
  • Provide all course and staff equipment and facilities in accordance with campus timetable and ratios requirements.
  • Maintain campus health and safety, training and image standards in accordance with requirements.
  • Maintain effective campus, facility and equipment, access, management and inventory control systems.
  • Maintain effective campus wifi, IT and archiving systems.
The specific roles and responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that venues and staff offices are available and equipped as per specification sheet and up to standard as per timetable requirements.
  • Ensure that Student and Lecturer experience feedback is encouraged, conducted and results communicated.
  • Ensure accurate budget management and compliance with finance and payment procedures.
  • Ensure that discipline equipment and facilities requirements are maintained for each year of study.
  • Ensure all equipment and facilities in good working order according to timetable needs.
  • Ensure all equipment and facilities ratio requirements are met on a termly basis.
  • Ensure Monthly OHS requirements are met and accurate records kept.
  • Ensure all relevant training is facilitated or provided in accordance with campus requirements.
  • Establish and Maintain Campus image requirements according to standards.
  • Maintain access control and management systems.
  • Maintain equipment access and security management systems.
  • Maintain accurate campus inventory and control systems.
  • Establish and maintain required campus Wi-Fi/network & server standards and systems, IT equipment and security systems as well as institutional data integrity.
  • Establish and maintain Industry research and knowledge in field of work and contributions to the institution.
  • Establish and maintain required relationships and alliances to ensure highest quality and cost effectivity.

Selection criteria:
  • Relevant qualifications in buildings and maintenance
  • Established work experience in management ( 5 – 10 Years)
  • Established work experience in buildings and maintenance
  • Industry and / or knowledge of the Film/Television and / or Performance industries
  • Drivers license and own transport essential.
  • AFDA employs candidates in line with the Employment Equity Act and as such preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from designated groups.

Competencies
  • A love for operations and logistics.
  • A relevant degree and/or equivalent industry experience.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Administrative skills.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, follow up and general management of staff.
  • Ability to work in a high stress, high pressure environment and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to the AFDA outcomes-based methodology.
  • Team work with other staff.
  • Time and deadline management skills.
  • Finance and budget management skills.
  • A positive attitude.
  • To maintain the functionality of the network and IT infrastructure.
  • Ability to maintain operational equipment used in the student productions as well as the staff equipment.
  • A background in film / television would be beneficial. 


Company Description

Background
AFDA (The School of the Creative Economy) is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Motion Picture Medium, Live Performance, Business Innovation and Technology. AFDA is a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. The AFDA values are passion, self discipline, integrity, reliability and humility.


Posted on 06 Jul 11:21, Closing date 4 Sep

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