Property Manager (Part-Time)

Administration · TST, Kowloon
Department Administration
Employment Type Part-time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Purpose
St Andrew’s Church Kowloon is a large and growing Anglican, evangelical, international church, within the Anglican Province of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui). Located on Nathan Road in the heart of Kowloon, St Andrew’s is a church committed to effectively sharing the gospel of Jesus to all cultures and generations in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.

The Property Manager (part-time) will assume management responsibility for the church site and all buildings located at 138, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The church has a large, developed site with a mix of heritage and new buildings requiring pro-active property management.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Property Manager shall have overall responsibility for property including all buildings, structures, site features and surfaces, landscape; and electrical, security, plumbing and drainage systems located at the principal site.

The scope includes the maintenance, repair and adaptation where applicable of property and associated liaison with consultants, contractors, suppliers and government departments. Particular tasks may include surveys, planning, project definition, compliance checking and the upkeep of an Issue Log to record all issues that require action to maintain an appropriate level of fitness for purpose, and to share this information with the Vicar and Executive Director.

The Property Manager will have flexibility on office hours, with a minimum of two days per week in the office and provide guidance to the Senior Administrator responsible for coordination and administration for facility repairs and maintenance.

The asset register currently comprises the following buildings and structures:

Old Church – single storied brick structure of approximately 430 sq.m GFA with pitched and flat roofs covered with modern waterproofing layer. Built in 1905 and remaining in use for worship.

Old Vicarage – contemporary with the Old Church and of similar construction; GFA approximately 362 sq.m and two storeys high. Currently used to house an Associate Minister at 1/F and Children’s Ministry on the G/F. Also used on an ad hoc basis for other activities sponsored by St Andrew’s. At the rear is a small office leased to Christian Action Domestic Helpers Centre.

Christian Centre – seven storey RC building with flat roof clad with tiles built circa 1976. GFA approximately 2357 sq.m. The building is in mixed use comprising residential accommodation and offices for St Andrew’s staff; offices for the Sheung Kung Hui Welfare Council under the terms of a licence agreement; an assembly hall; meeting rooms; office and mess room for caretaking and security staff. Most of the G/F area is open to the air (“the covered area”) and used for informal assembly.

Life Centre – two storey RC building with roof garden and clad with granite used for worship and assembly in large and small groups, mostly sponsored by St Andrew’s but occasionally let to outside organisations. The building was completed in 2015. At the northwest corner is a small coffee shop called ‘The Nest’ operated by a charity under the terms of a licence agreement.

Verger’s Cottage – derelict single storey brick building located at the northeast corner of the site on raised ground. Assumed to be contemporary with the Old Church. Accessible via a stair.

Other significant elements of the site are as follows:

Carpark - brick-paved area with capacity for 22 vehicles in numbered bays. The carpark is for use associated with the site generally as stated in the Agreement and Conditions of Regrant.

Seeds Garden – hard-paved and landscaped area consisting of a large pergola and seating for outdoor gathering and individual contemplation which is accessible to the public at all times when the site is open, except when organised events are held.

To assist in these areas:
1. Oversight of all site and property maintenance and repairs.

  • Planning and monitoring of a repairs and maintenance programme, including scheduling of maintenance and cleaning programmes, and statutory inspections of gas, electricity, fire safety systems, and lift installations.
  • Weekly inspection of the entire site and properties to ensure all facilities are well maintained and in a functioning and presentable order.
  • Organizing repairs and maintenance contracts for electrical, mechanical and plumbing, drainage, redecoration, masonry and joinery works, internal refitting and renovations.
  • Monitoring service agreements and insurances.
  • Communication of property needs and repairs: internally to church staff and externally to the Management Committee and Council.
  • Maintenance of drawing and other records, and maintain the historical archive.


2. Assist in the Church’s annual budget preparation by working with the Executive Director and Management Committee Chair to submit a provisional budget on capital projects, and other property repairs and maintenance.


3. Planning and co-ordination of site renovations

  • Regularly propose, and if appropriate, apply for sources of funding for heritage conservation repairs in addition to St Andrew’s existing heritage funds.
  • Working with the Management Committee about renovations to the church facilities, including tendering for work and assessing proposals, liaising with contractors, and planning work to ensure efficient and least disruptive implementation. Tendering processes may involve liaising with various private and public companies and government departments.
  • Manage the property project proposal and tendering process according to applicable St Andrew’s policies and procedures.
  • Represent St Andrew’s in liaising with consultants, contractors and other service providers, and government departments.


Prerequisites
The successful applicant will have experience on historical building conservation and property upkeeping, demonstrated success in managing a busy, diverse, multi-use, single site portfolio; and preferably a committed evangelical Christian.

This position would be suitable for an experienced, retired professional (e.g. architect, civil engineer, surveyor) who seeks to make a continued contribution to society.

Essential requirements include:

  •  Experience managing a busy, diverse, multi-use, single site portfolio, including maintenance scheduling, security and caretaking, quality inspection and emergency repairs.
  •  Familiarity with masonry buildings and the associated building craft skills required to repair and maintain them in good order.
  •  Experience with service contract negotiation and contractor management is preferred; and project coordination on Grade 2 listed buildings with AMO is a plus.
  •  Flexibility in work hours is a must.
  •  Able to adhere to the work ethics and values of the church.
  •  Excellent organizational and communication skills, and a keen team player.
  •  Fluency in Cantonese and English is preferred.


Application

  • Application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
  • Please include full name and contact information of at least two referees.
  • Contract and remuneration arrangement are negotiable to suit individual circumstances.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • The closing date for the application is 15 June 2021.

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  • Location
    TST, Kowloon
  • Department
    Administration
  • Employment Type
    Part-time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced