Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is an independent day school that is a caring and thriving community. As one of fifteen IB World Continuum schools in Canada offering three International Baccalaureate programs, GNS is proud of its unique 'IB Advantage': a 21st-Century education which develops the whole child and creates global thinkers.

We are a community minded team at GNS with a big heart and a strong work ethic. We are looking for like-minded individuals who will share in our passion for preparing outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, a commitment to service, and an understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities. We are excited to share the following opportunity to join our community:

Facilities Manager

Regular, Full-time

Start: immediate

Position Overview:

The Facility Manager is responsible for the effective maintenance and operation of campus buildings, including building systems, grounds, equipment and hardware through appropriate planning and scheduling and ensuring work is completed according to applicable regulations and GNS standards. This position leads a team of Housekeeping and Maintenance staff to ensure the safe and efficient operation and pristine condition of all facilities on the Pemberton Woods and Beach Drive campuses as well as our Gryphon House Boarding facility.

The successful candidate will be a conscientious and hard working individual with a cheerful and positive disposition who aligns with our core values of Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community. This is a service oriented role where excellent interpersonal skills will be important to forge great relationships within our community to support a respectful and productive work environment.

Main Responsibilities:

Facilities Management:

Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the facilities and the maintenance of the grounds;

Ensures regulations and safety standards are met for facilities and equipment;

Implements the systems and structures to inspect facilities, equipment and grounds to ensure all is maintained to a high standard and in good repair;

Manages the maintenance and custodial teams over separate shifts and across different campuses; delegates facility requests to the team and ensures proper completion of tasks;

Manages multidisciplinary contracts including but not limited to: plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, cement contractors, architects, landscapers, custodial, movers, waste removal, etc.;

Supports emergency preparedness of facilities; ensures all service equipment is regularly inspected and maintained as required;

Advises staff of health and safety codes, regulations and guidelines as they pertain to the facilities and equipment; advocates good housekeeping, organization and the utilization of best practices.

Assists the team with setting up and taking down equipment and furniture for events; transports furniture and equipment to and from events, where necessary;

Provides general security to the campus; monitors entry of visitors, students and parents to facility and surrounding area and inquires if assistance is needed;

Repairs and Maintenance:

Supports the Director of Facilities in planning and implementing a comprehensive and effective preventative maintenance program within an established budget;

Performs repairs to buildings, furniture and equipment by diagnosing problem and determining best solution; performs the work or delegates to appropriate staff member or retained contractor;

Determines and manages supplies necessary for completing repairs and maintenance;

Performs carpentry work including repairing doors, frames, notice boards, cabinets and window frames;

Performs minor plumbing work including clearing drains, toilets and sinks, and replacing fixtures;

Performs repairs to equipment such as desks, easels, physical education equipment, tables and playground equipment etc.;

Repairs minor mechanical problems on motors or valves.

Education / Experience:

A relevant trade certificate or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Minimum of five years experience in a supervisory capacity in facilities maintenance, preferably in a school environment or commercial setting.

First Aid certification, an asset.

Knowledge and Skills:

General knowledge and demonstrated application of a trade or trades, preferred.

A good understanding of BC building codes.

A great attitude with excellent interpersonal skills tand the ability to build strong relationships with students, teachers, staff and parents.

A caring leader, enjoys team work and continually seeks opportunities for continuous improvement

Ability to show leadership and work as a team member to foster a supportive and service-directed climate among employees and departments.

Demonstrated working knowledge of building systems, operations and maintenance practices.

Demonstrated working knowledge of cleaning equipment and the safe use of cleaning products.

Good understanding of electrical and power infrastructure.

Ability to establish and effectively manage a yearly team budget.

Knowledge of occupational health and safety procedures and WorkSafe regulatory requirements.

Excellent communication, coaching, team building and conflict resolution skills.

Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to high work standards.

Ability to analyze, organize, prioritize and delegate tasks accordingly.

High degree of professionalism.

Is available for on-call shifts during emergencies

A valid BC Class 5 driver’s license (Class 4 an asset).

Glenlyon Norfolk School offers a comprehensive compensation package and the opportunity to work with an exceptional community of professionals. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter indicating personal strengths and accomplishments without delay as interviews will commence promptly. This position will remain open until filled. As long as this posting is active on our website, we will continue to accept applications.

Please apply using the following link:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Glenlyon Norfolk School will only use and retain personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Posting Date:
10/3/2021 6:07:28 AM
Victoria, British Columbia