Manager Infrastructure and Facilities

For over 175 years, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has connected people with nature: originally at a heritage-listed landscape in the heart of Melbourne and, more recently, with the addition of a contemporary native garden set within a natural bushland reserve at Cranbourne. These sites are home to extraordinary landscapes, innovative public programming and world-leading plant science, horticultural science and conservation research.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Facilities Management
Classification: RBGV 5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/421971_A
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $114,611 - $125,499
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager Infrastructure and Facilities - CG November 2022.pdf (PDF, 260KB)

Contact: Executive Director, Cranbourne Gardens

Position Details

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Ongoing, full time
  • Cranbourne Gardens location

About our Organisation

Beyond their physical beauty, the Gardens contribute to global and local biodiversity knowledge, through research, discovery, protection, cultivation and restoration of rare and threatened plant species, both ex-situ and in the bushland, and as the insurance policy for a state's unique flora pre- and post-bushfire recovery. 

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is also the custodian of the $340 million State Botanical Collection (including over 1.5 million preserved plants, algae and fungi), housed within the National Herbarium of Victoria, and is a hub for global plant knowledge, with internationally recognised biodiversity management and conservation research programs. 

The Gardens is also a steward for irreplaceable preserved plant collections, plant records, seeds and knowledge required for future generations to thrive; and is increasingly known for innovative engagement programs that highlight the role of nature in underpinning individual and community wellbeing, whilst fostering social inclusion for community benefit. It is also dedicated to stimulating conservation action and contributing to climate resilience, lifelong learning and unique memories for all visitors, at every stage of their lives.

For further information about RBGV, please visit our website

About the Role

The Manager Infrastructure and Facilities is responsible for managing the maintenance and renewal of infrastructure and building assets, and driving the business continuity and emergency management across the Cranbourne Gardens site.

About You

The successful candidate will hold tertiary qualifications in building or asset management, alongside a minimum of five years' experience in infrastructure management gained in a botanic or public gardens, or similar. You have a strong history in construction and maintenance work, as well as managing acute risk and emergency situations in built and natural environments. Solutions-focussed, you can apply sound judgement and decision-making skills to any problems using systematic processes and evidenced-based analysis. Your excellent management and communication skills are evident in your history of leading effective teams and achieving organisational objectives. You are now looking to join an iconic Victorian organisation in a full time, ongoing position.

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please visit the Victorian Government Careers website at To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description prior to the deadline of 11.59pm Sunday 4 December. Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website. Enquiries can be directed by email to

RBGV is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our organisation is a proudly child safe organisation and committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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