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Facilities Auditor Volunteer - Vinnies

St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
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The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn (the Society) has been serving the local community since 1924. We are a charity based, not-for-profit organisation offering a 'hand up' to people in need, regardless of their creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, or political opinion. We achieve this by respecting people’s dignity, sharing our hope and by encouraging people to take control of their own destiny. We work to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Our commitment and delivery of our services to the community is through our people—members, volunteers, and employees. They work together daily and provide a hand up to people across the ACT and its surrounding areas, from Lake Cargelligo in the west, across the Snowy Mountains to Tumut, down to Eden, up to Batemans Bay and inland to Crookwell.

Our Facilities Auditor Volunteers assist Business Operations team by conducting a high-level internal audit of the Society’s owned property portfolio (leased properties are excluded). They engage with a data collection exercise to aggregate the Society’s property infrastructure. They operate with a high level of autonomy and include both desktop review of existing documentation, videoconferencing, and various on-site visits. They provide useful information to assist Business Operations in planning, developing, and managing the Society’s estate and property portfolio and ultimately meet the needs of current and future employees, members, volunteers, and the community.

Key Responsibilities: • Review existing property documentation and update and/or report on information gaps • Where possible, review and/or collect building floor plans, inclusive of easements limits, for all owned properties • Update the property asset matrix to ensure the Society has an accurate baseline for future planning • Create a complete, where possible, current and accessible database on facilities that will allow the Society to drive facility planning and improvements.

Skills and Knowledge: • Experience in facilities and/or property is essential • Proficient use of technology and software packages along with demonstrated experience in the operational use of record keeping database packages, including efficient and accurate data entry skills.

Personal Attributes: • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders utilising well-developed communication skills, demonstrating strong interpersonal, empathetic listening skills • Be a lateral thinker, proactive and be prepared to undertake an innovative approach.

Work Health and Safety Requirements: • If driving a Society vehicle, a valid drivers license must be held, and a copy provided.

Commitment to Ethos of St Vincent de Paul Society: • A clear understanding of the role and ethos of the Society and its objectives, along with evidence of a strong commitment to reflect its mission and values in all dealings with employees, volunteers, and those whom we assist.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international, lay Catholic organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing assistance to anyone in need. We are committed to recruiting dedicated, professional volunteers who have the skills and experience appropriate for this role.

For this reason, should you be interested in this role, we will need to collect the following information prior to you commencing in the role:

  • Photo ID such as Driver Licence
  • Vinnies Volunteer Application Form
  • Vinnies Volunteer Assignment Agreement
  • WWVP Card (volunteers who are over 18 years old)

We need to have reasonable confidence that members, volunteers and employees, particularly those who have access to vulnerable persons we are assisting, are of suitable character and do not expose these persons to unacceptable risk. Therefore, volunteers may be required to have a WWVP Card. If you don't have one, we will help you apply for it. Please note that we handle all personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998.