Gardener - Sportsfields

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 5/09/2023
  • Excellent work/life balance opportunities | RDO every 3 weeks
  • Interesting and varied Garden Maintenance work
  • Employer of Choice
About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

In this role you will maintain Gardens by mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, planting, mulching and pest control across the City of Ryde Local Government Area. You will also assist with turfed areas including field preparation, turf maintenance, and irrigation operation.

Your annual salary will range between $52,654 - $68,450 + superannuation, dependent on your experience and qualifications, plus superannuation.

Key Requirements

  • Certificate 3 level qualification in horticulture or equivalent relevant experience
  • WHS General Induction Certificate
  • Current driver's licence (class C)
  • Chemical application/handling Certification
  • Experience in park maintenance and noxious weed control
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Culture & Benefits

  • Enjoy a rostered day off approximately every 3 weeks
  • Uniform and equipment supplied
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)
How to apply

We have a two stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of online questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Monday 25 September 2023 at 11.30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or contact Adam King, Coordinator Sportsgrounds, Parks and Gardens on 02 9952 8086 for a confidential discussion.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety