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Senior Coordinator, Space Planning

Victoria University - Footscray, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


HEP 9 $114,102 per annum + 9.5% employer superannuation contribution. This is a full-time (36.75 hours per week) 9 month fixed term role until 1 December 2021. 

  • Provide strategic facilities planning and space management advice
  • Develop supporting policy, strategies and procedures
  • Located at our Footscray Park campus just 10 minutes from the Melbourne CBD

About the Role

The Senior Coordinator, Space Planning will provide strategic facilities planning and space management services to the University. Specifically, this position will ensure that University’s operational and strategic requirements are met and space management standards meet or exceed best practise in the tertiary education sector as well as developing supporting policy, strategies and procedures.

This is a specialist role that requires understanding of space planning principles, working with TEFMA for reporting university obligations and maintain up to date space data. You will work with specialist functions such as CAD and Archibus data and be responsible for space utilisation studies, space allocation and stakeholder engagement and space brief delivery.

About the Person

You are a dynamic and well organised coordinator with extensive knowledge and experience in Space Planning in a tertiary institution or for a large corporate with a track record of success in working collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure that all aspects of space utilisation are considered in planning for successful outcomes.

This will be your perfect role, if you:

  • Are passionate about space management;

  • Presenting proposals in a format and language that can be easily understood will be a skill at which you are particularly talented;

  • Are renowned for your attention to detail, your high-level communication, negotiation and influencing skills and your confidence in dealing with staff at all levels throughout the organisation.

  • Are proficient with new technologies including data, systems and reporting;

  • Can work proactively, autonomously and collaboratively;

  • Love working with a wide range of stakeholders, enjoy mentoring, coaching and upskilling others;


Duties will include:

  • Initiating and undertaking strategic space planning projects at a college/department level

  • Delivering accommodation briefs as required, identifying options which reflect the planning, construction and financial resources of the university.

  • Providing advice to key Facilities staff regarding current and future University space utilisation and accommodation requirements including coordinating space utilisation survey preparing recommendations. 

  • Ensuring adherence to University’s Space Management & Allocation Policy when assessing all requests for space while also reviewing existing and developing further policies to ensure industry best-practice and effective use of University space and resources.

Skills & Expertise

A full list of selection criteria is available in the Position Description. Please visit our website for a copy of the Position Description: https://www.vu.edu.au/jobs


  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • On-site gym and more!

How to apply

For a Position Description and to submit an application please visit our website www.vu.edu.au/jobs

Applications must be submitted as ONE PDF document comprising;

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description

Please note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered

Applications Close 9.00 am Monday 1 March 2021

Footscray, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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