12 Jul
Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

Permanent, full-time

Onsite. Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Facilities Engineering Manager

About you

We are seeking a proactive and reliable individual who is eager to join the facilities team at our world-renowned research institute. You are comfortable working autonomously and have a responsible attitude towards tasks, seeing them through to completion. This is a full-time, onsite position, perfect for someone who thrives on being active and enjoys a variety of tasks, including some repetitive and manual work.

The role

The Facilities Assistant is responsible for supporting and maintaining the smooth operation of our facilities in the Lowy Packer Building, which houses the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and the St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research (AMR).

Reporting to the Facilities Engineering Manager, the position will incorporate supporting the day-to-day operations of the Institute and will also work closely with Stores and Work, Health & Safety Teams. In particular, the Facilities Assistant will: 

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks around the facility.
  • Assist with setup and teardown of events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of clinical bins and receptacles.
  • Supporting the Facilities Engineering Manager with ensuring the facilities are kept clean, safe, and secure.

What we will trust you with

  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of clinical bins and receptacles.
  • Daily transit, removal, and replenishment of linen to laboratories.
  • Distribution and end-to-end postal services.
  • Monitoring, distributing, and restocking non-hazardous consumables for laboratories, offices, and kitchens.
  • Event, conference, and meeting organisation and management, including setup of audio-visual and IT equipment.
  • Maintenance and updating of signage throughout the building.
  • Delivery of goods to respective areas within the Institute.
  • Ensuring efficient storage and a safe working environment in the building.
  • Assisting the Operations team and Scientific services as needed.
  • Scheduling and assisting researchers with regularly defrosting freezers.
  • Maintaining building-wide visual standards for tidiness and organisation.
  • Providing general support and assistance to the Facilities Engineering Team, Precinct Stores, and laboratory heads.​

Does this sound like you?

  • Previous customer service or relevant work experience.
  • Basic understanding of workplace safety regulations and procedures.
  • Willingness and desire to do a hands-on and repetitive role.
  • Ability to communicate and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Proactive attitude and comfortable working autonomously.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong customer service approach and skills.
  • Experience managing office supplies and/or inventory is not essential but will be highly regarded.

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. 

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities​

Come and work with us & help make a difference.