Building Manager

St Stephen's Uniting Church
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Real Estate & Property
Body Corporate & Facilities Management
20 hours per week, $30 - $35 per hour
Part time
Posted 26d ago

About St Stephen's Uniting Church

The St Stephen’s Uniting Church building is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register and is one of the historic buildings on Macquarie Street, Sydney that contributes to the cultural and historic precinct of the city. A major building project was conducted in 2020 to update the current building, including installing a lift, making the building fully accessible.

The St Stephen's building consists of the Worship Centre, the Ferguson Hall, a commercial-grade kitchen and several other meeting rooms and offices. A number of historical artefacts, artworks and musical instruments are housed in the building.

The building is used daily by the St Stephen’s Uniting Church congregation and outside hirers. The building provides space for the congregation’s activities, including worship, ceremonies, ministry activities and meetings. In addition to this the building is used for public performances and concerts. It is the major income-producing asset held by the congregation.

About the Role

The Building Manager will work with the Minister in Placement, the Property Elder and the Church Council to co-ordinate the maintenance and use of the St Stephen’s Uniting Church building. 

This is a new role, for someone to join an existing team of staff and volunteers.

The core responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Oversee all building inspections and maintenance issues, ensuring that repairs are carried out in a timely manner with insured contractors.
  • Report regularly to the Minister and the Property Team Leader on the state of the building and also to the Finance Team Leader regarding expenditure on repairs, ensuring that best value is being obtained.
  • Consult with the Property Team Leader to ensure that all compliance inspections for health and safety obligations are carried out appropriately, and that accurate documentation is maintained in a professional manner.
  • Become familiar with the requirements of the St Stephen’s Uniting Church Conservation Management Plan and work within the guidelines of the associated Asset Maintenance Plan.
  • Oversee the management of the cleaning contract, ensuring the highest standards are  maintained throughout the building at all times.
  • Work alongside the Minister and the Administration Team Leader to maintain a proactive and effective relationship with building hirers, assisting with communication, checking security arrangements and administration as required.
  • Be available as a contact for the building, responding to occasional security and fire alarm calls when required.
  • Act as the site-manager (duty manager) for the building during an event, including occasional out-of-business hours as required.
  • Attend regular staff and team meetings as required.
  • Publicly represent St Stephen’s Uniting Church in a prepared and professional manner.

About You


  • Experience as a building manager, venue manager, or experience in the building or construction industry.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and computer skills (particularly in Word, Excel, Calendar, and email)
  • Must hold and continue to hold a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.
  • Must hold a current accredited First Aid Certificate.
  • Must have a good understanding of Workplace Health and Safety, including having completed or be willing to complete appropriate WHS training courses.
  • Must be willing to undertake other training as appropriate and requested.
  • Must hold and continue to hold an entitlement to work in Australia.
  • Must have a preparedness to work within the polity and ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia.


  • Is a team player who has the inter-personal skills to work in a team setting, and is able to work with staff, volunteers, contractors and building hirers.
  • Is also able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Has good English communication skills and is able to work in a cross-cultural community.
  • Has personal skills in administration, time management, and planning.
  • Has an understanding of the importance of maximising commercial income in a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Have an enthusiasm for, and commitment to St Stephen’s Uniting Church, and a commitment to the role of the Church in the community.

Applications should be made via email to the Property Team Leader, St Stephen's Uniting Church, no later than 5pm Friday, 22nd October.

Property Team Leader email: [link removed]



Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Building Manager?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Which of the following First Aid accreditations do you currently hold?

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