Grounds Coordinator

Location Mildura campus
Category Buildings & Properties
Job Type Full time Ongoing
Reference Code Job reference 255
We are currently seeking a passionate and enthusiastic professional for the role of Grounds Coordinator to join the Buildings & Properties team at the Mildura campus. 

Operating under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, the Grounds Coordinator is required to lead the maintenance and improvement of gardens and grounds at SuniTAFE’s Mildura Campus and Farm. 

The Grounds Coordinator will be responsible for creating and implementing a garden maintenance program and designing and implementing landscape upgrades in keeping with the overall grounds plan. The Grounds Coordinator will develop new areas of the Institute’s grounds in keeping with the overall grounds plan, assisting and suggesting alterations and improvements to the Institute grounds and surrounding areas. 

This position is also responsible for the control and maintenance of SuniTAFE’s landscaping and gardening equipment. The Grounds Coordinator provides daily supervision to the Parks and Gardens Trainee and also provides guidance and oversight to contractors. 

The position will primarily be located at the Mildura Campus servicing various sites including Student Residences, Child Care Centre, and Farms, but may on occasion be required at the Swan Hill campus.

Applicant’s will be required to have;

  • Cert III Landscaping or Parks and Gardens (or Parks and Gardens) and relevant experience or a lesser qualification and significant relevant experience.
  • An Arborist qualification is highly regarded but not essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain gardens, landscapes and associated plant and equipment on a large scale.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan and prioritise workloads across multiple sites and/or locations.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing and training grounds keeping staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Construction White Card and Forklift Licence or willingness to obtain.
  • A valid Driver’s Licence
The successful candidate will be required to provide: 
  • A successful criminal record check which is less than 6 months old 
  • A working with children check; and 
  • A COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate indicating at least two vaccinations.
Applications for this position will remain open until filled. 

This position is open to Australian residents or those with current working rights in Australia only.

How to apply

Candidates are always encouraged to apply for positions that match their particular skill set. When you are applying for a position at SuniTAFE you will need to supply the following information:

A current resume – demonstrating where you have worked and what you have done, be sure to include your:

  • Professional references
  • Copies of current qualifications – relating to the role you are applying for
  • A document addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description
  • For assistance addressing Key Selection Criteria please visit the Recruitment Process page on the SuniTAFE website.
All applications must be made by the position closing date through the application portal - click here

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