Grounds Supervisor

Expiring today

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$62,880 - $74,826 per annum
09 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job

You will be responsible for leading and coordinating the grounds service across the four metropolitan and two regional campuses of UniSA. The focus is on delivering customer-focused services, developing and maintaining high quality and aesthetically pleasing outdoor areas for the safe use and enjoyment of University staff, students and visitors.

Skills and Experience

You will have demonstrated experience in a similar role, with a minimum of a Certificate III in Horticulture and experience in leading and managing a team, including mentoring and coaching trainees and/or apprentices. Your communications and negotiation skills will be a key part of your success in the role. You will hold current and relevant Workzone and First Aid Certificates along with a current and valid SA Drivers licence with the ability to drive a manual vehicle.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Linda Bowen, Human Resources Officer on (08) 8302 1700 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 21 October 2016

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is a condition of appointment that the successful candidate provides the University with a Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children.

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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