Darlington, Australia
$64, 806 + 17% superannuation
17 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time, continuing position
  • We have an exciting opening for a motivated, enthusiastic, and suitably qualified Gardener to join the University of Sydney grounds team
  • Base Salary $64, 806 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University's grounds are known for their local heritage and natural beauty. We have an excellent grounds team who manage the maintenance, repair and replacement of the University's landscape. We have an opportunity for an experienced Gardener to join the team and support this outstanding work. You will perform tasks associated with the maintenance and development of the University grounds. You will be ensuring that the University grounds are maintained to a high-quality standard, in a timely, cost effective manner to meet the needs of our students, staff and visitors.

Reporting to the Senior Grounds Officer, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage maintenance of the university grounds and campus sites in all horticulture and landscaping
  • oversight of any trades/contractors &/or horticultural specialists
  • assist in ensuring property, plant & WHS elements are maintained in pristine condition.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Gardener who can demonstrate:

  • certificate III Horticulture (required)
  • C class drivers' licence, and ability to drive a manual vehicle (essential)
  • demonstrated experience in horticulture such as garden, Turf or landscape maintenance
  • ability to design/ restructure garden environments and maintain automated irrigation systems
  • excellent communication and interpersonal
  • ability to work flexible hours, in various locations
  • sound knowledge of computers.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Working with Child Check requirement

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact, Recruitment Operations.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 01 February 2023 11:59 PM