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Site Foreman / Project Lead

Organisation : Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Project Management, Trades & Services

Sector : Community Support Services, Employment Services, Humanitarian, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 26 Jun, 2019

About the role

Project snapshot

With needs driven services delivered across our Footscray and Dandenong sites, ASRC is now working on expanding our Dandenong service. The purchase of a new building enables us to now deliver place-based holistic services in conjunction with local service providers. We are fortunate to have secured an 800sq metre building in Dandenong precinct. The new property represents the first permanent home for the ASRC and offers new stability and certainty to underpin service delivery. Development of an Integrated Services Hub in Dandenong will enable the ASRC and partner organisations to collaboratively work together to grow and improve assistance to people seeking asylum through facilitating access to quality, wrap-around services that are responsive to needs.

Role Description

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for highly organised trade qualified individuals interested in an exciting new position with the ASRC. This role is specifically for a Site Foreman and Project Lead to supervise subcontractors and deliver on the project plan for a Hub fit out/ refurbishment project in the Dandenong CBD. The commitment will be immediate through to December 2019 (indicative time frame), and may be extended.

This role will report to the General Manager through the Director of the Innovation Hub.

About the Role

  • Manage the project through to project completion
  • Identify and manage risk through all project aspects, escalating issues when required to the Dandenong Integrated Services Manager and/or Innovation Hub Director
  • Obtain quotes, review / clarify, recommend, appoint contractors
  • Coordinate various tradespeople to ensure time and quality measures are met
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders involved in the Dandenong new building refurbishment
  • Organise appropriate equipment to be on site as required
  • Organise hoardings / temporary fences / security / temporary fire protection equipment as required
  • Organise removal of rubbish, debris, progressive and final clean up
  • Maintain first aid equipment on site
  • Ensure safety is prioritised during the building works
  • Manage the project through to project completion

Selection Criteria 

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of 5 years in a Supervisor/Foreman or Leading Hand position, preferably with experience in the commercial and/or retail fit out/refurbishment sector.

  • Registered Building Practitioner with appropriate insurances
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Competent in administrative tasks, i.e. monitoring of budget, OH&S paperwork and other tracking of project progress
  • Positive attitude and energetic
  • Ability to read and understand building plans
  • Construction Safety Induction (White) card
  • Possess effective negotiation and decision making skills
  • Basic Computer Skills required for the role (Outlook, Excel, MS Project – must adapt, etc.)
  • Preferably come from a trade background
  • Be highly organised with the ability to multitask
  • Have an eye for detail and work to the highest standards
  • A strong and driven personality with excellent team working skills and a high level of planning and organisational skills is required.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well-being. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia. We are proud to be owned and run by our community of volunteers and supporters.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : EOI Foreman Dandenong project (002)

If you believe that you have the necessary attitude, skills and qualification for this role, please register your interest in written form by addressing the above selection criteria. Expressions of interest close on the 23rd August 2019. Only suitability qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Please apply via the ASRC website: Please refer to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre website ( for further organisational information.

People from Asylum Seeker, Refugee and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. 

Please quote in application: Site Foreman / Project Lead via Pro Bono Australia.


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