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Careers in Maintenance and Facilities Management

Are you a tradesperson, gardener or handyperson who enjoys meeting new people and having variety in your day-to-day jobs?

Our maintenance and facilities management team take care of maintaining our aged care centres and retirement village sites, ensuring they meet our staff and residents’ needs.

Facilities Management staff working on garden patch at IRT retirement village

Play a crucial part in helping to maintain the wellbeing and safety of residents

Working in facilities management, you’ll complete general, corrective, preventative and compliance tasks as well as ensuring refurbishment programs at our sites are completed to a high standard in accordance with work orders, regulations and IRT policies and procedures.

Enjoy a hands-on role, in which you’ll play a crucial part in helping to maintain the wellbeing and safety of residents and staff by ensuring our sites and facilities are kept in excellent condition.

Facilities Management staff working on garden patch at IRT retirement village

Why work with us

IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned providers of independent living, residential aged care and home care. With 50 years’ experience caring for older Australians, we help seniors live their best life throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland.

Join more than 2800 team members that enjoy competitive salaries, salary packaging, career development opportunities and a wide range of benefits such as discounted gym memberships and rewards programs.

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Salary packaging benefits

Health & wellbeing programs

Learning and development opportunities

Flexible working arrangements

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Start a career that matters and make a difference to the lives of older Australians.

Types of positions available

We’re always looking for tradespeople, gardeners and customer service professionals to work at our aged care centres and retirement villages and help keep them in peak condition.

Our maintenance and facilities management team is proud to support IRT retirement villages, aged care centres and home care to ensure older Australians continue to live their best lives. Duties include:

  • Trade work (for example, electrical and painting jobs)
  • Home and property maintenance
  • Cleaning
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Testing equipment
  • Identifying and addressing areas of concern and hazards on site
  • General maintenance and repairs
  • Regularly servicing on-site facilities
  • Refurbishing and restoring sites
  • Emergency maintenance support

There are also sometimes opportunities for apprenticeships within our maintenance and facilities management team, with no specific experience required.

Our application process

Lodge your application

If you’re interested in working in facilities management at IRT, you can view and apply for specific jobs listed here or register your interest via our online form here.

Suitability interview

If we think you may be right for the role, you’ll be interviewed to determine your suitability.

Reference checks

If you’re successful, you’ll then be required to undergo reference checks, and other pre-employment checks.

Onboarding and training

You have been offered the job, congratulations! Our onboarding program helps you learn specific job requirements and acquire essential organisational knowledge.

Our locations

Our maintenance and facilities management team delivers top-quality maintenance services to over 30 IRT communities across NSW, ACT and Queensland.

We have aged care centres and retirement villages in Sydney, Canberra, the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Sunshine Coast regions.

Everything you need to know about working in maintenance and facilities management

What experience do you need for a maintenance job?

The experience required depends on the type of position. We have opportunities for qualified tradespeople such as electricians, gardeners and carpenters as well as handyperson roles. These will require a trade certificate in the respective field and industry experience providing trade services and maintenance work.

There are also opportunities for apprenticeships within our facilities management team, with no specific experience required.

Are there opportunities to develop my career as a tradesperson?

Absolutely. We sometimes offer apprenticeships, so even if you have no experience or qualifications, there are opportunities to grow and develop at IRT.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship in our maintenance and facilities management team at IRT, simply follow our usual job application process.

Are you interested in working with IRT?

Submit your expression of interest to our Recruitment team.

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