Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Facilities management function streamlined at Vic

The staff structure and functions of Victoria University’s Facilities Management has been streamlined following a review of the group.

Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roy Sharp, says staff were told last Wednesday that 12 positions in the Facilities Management Group have been disestablished while six new positions will be created.

Staff affected by the move will have the opportunity to apply for the new positions.

The review of the Facilities Management structure follows the outsourcing of the grounds maintenance and building maintenance services at Victoria.

Professor Sharp says a reduced staff structure within Facilities Management is a logical consequence of moving to contracted services.

“As services become outsourced there are fewer management and administrative functions performed internally. For example, a contractor now handles the purchasing of grounds and building supplies, a function once carried out by Facilities Management staff.

“Further efficiencies are gained by reducing layers of management and grouping similar remaining functions together.”

In December last year Facilities Management Group managers were briefed in the first stage of consultation around a proposed new structure.

Facilities Management staff had until 28 January this year to make submissions on the proposed structure.

Professor Sharp says it is anticipated the change process toward the new Facilities Management structure will take up to three months to complete.

Counselling and support services are available for all affected staff.


Victoria University Wellington

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand, the $8Million budget, musical comedy, City of 100 Lovers, has been created for locals and tourists alike. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time. Dixon finished second in the final race of the season in Sonoma in California. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Anne Russell: On Nanette, And The Limitations Of Stories

Since many detractors fault Gadsby or other women for talking about their trauma publicly, Gadsby’s most ardent fans mistakenly perceive virtually any criticism of Nanette as misogynist. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland