Boatman/Boat builder

Job No: BGS228
Location: Brisbane


Title: Boatman/Boat builder

Reporting to: Rowing Director

Status: Full time, continuing

Commencement: As soon as possible

Duty Statement: Click here

The role

Policy and Planning

  • In conjunction with the Rowing Director, plan and prioritise all tasks within the area of responsibility within required time and budgetary parameters.
  • Plan and review all necessary periodic maintenance, gardening and equipment schedules.
  • Implement procedures to identify and correct Workplace Health and Safety concerns.
  • Implement training and operating procedures to reduce maintenance issues within the Rowing Shed.

Organising and Operating

  • Hands-on work repairing and maintaining rowing boats and equipment.
  • Conduct all necessary periodic facility and equipment maintenance to ensure compliance with target standards.
  • Conduct all necessary reactive (work request) maintenance activities at the Rowing Shed, and at the main BGS campus,
  • Oversee the purchase of necessary equipment and materials within approved budgetary constraints.
  • Perform all necessary tasks as required to ensure facilities are continually maintained and presented at a high standard, including maintenance of the boats, oars, ergos, trailers, speed boats and other related equipment, gardening and cleaning.
  • Conduct all necessary periodic maintenance, gardening and cleaning to ensure facilities are continually maintained and presented at a high standard and in accordance with the agreed Maintenance Schedule.
  • Purchase equipment and workshop supplies, ensuring prior approval from the Rowing Director.
  • Ensure that the provisions of the Workplace Health and Safety legislation are implemented.


  • Liaise with the Maintenance Department to ensure awareness Rowing Shed requirements.
  • Assist the Maintenance Department at the main Spring Hill campus as required.
  • Liaise with contractors as necessary.
  • Develop and foster a relationship with maintenance staff to ensure the delivery of agreed major works and repairs of the building.
  • Liaise with the Rowing Director to ensure the implementation of related purchasing policies and all other financial systems.
  • Liaise with other users of the facility (Tipperoo and BGGS) to coordinate safe and efficient access to the facility and equipment.

Any other duty as assigned by the Headmaster, Rowing Director or delegated authority.

About you

Required skills and qualifications

  • Qualified boat builder and repairer or equivalent experience
  • Capability to tow rowing boat trailers, dingy trailers, and various logistical trailers up to 3.5 tonnes.
  • Knowledge and experience in safely transporting and loading boat trailers and equipment trailers
  • Rowing coaching experience an advantage

Areas of Responsibility

  • Rowing Shed
  • Surrounding areas

Hours of Duty

  • As detailed in your Letter of Offer.

The School

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys’ school of about 1800 students (Years 5 to 12) overlooking the Brisbane CBD. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, extensive cocurricular activities and student wellbeing programs. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment responsive to the needs of our students.  

Application process

Brisbane Grammar School recognises the value of diverse thinking and we encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To better understand what it means to join BGS, please review the information on our website and social media accounts before submitting your application. You should also familiarise yourself with our key policies and procedures available on the School website, which may assist you during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo a screening process prior to appointment.

To help us assess your application, you will be asked some questions when you submit your application.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their eligibility to engage in activities involving children.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their suitability to work with or around children.

Applicants may be requested to complete skills and psychometric tests as part of the School’s evaluation process.


Child Protection and Reporting Policy

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the core responsibilities for the role
  2. A full CV including: The names, addresses, titles and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees. One of these referees should be the applicant’s most recent direct supervisor.
  3. Proof of rights to work
  4. Bluecard (if you already have one)

Only applications adhering to all of the above will be considered. Only applications submitted through the online submission portal will be considered.

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Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.

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Applications close:

4.00pm 11 October 2022



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