Job No: BRC0300
Location: Bathurst

About the role

Bathurst Regional Council currently has an opportunity for a qualified Gardener to join the Recreation Section. 

As Gardener within Council’s Recreation Section, you will be required to undertake amenity horticulture activities within Bathurst’s high profile public parks, recreation facilities and other garden areas. 

Duties will include supervision and training of Apprentice Gardeners, mowing maintenance, watering, weeding and planting of formal gardens. An ability to undertake installation and maintenance of irrigation systems and to utilise small plant for mowing and ground maintenance activities is also necessary. The position also requires the incumbent to undertake other labouring related services as required. 

Key Requirements

  • Class C Drivers Licence.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Horticulture (e.g. Parks and Gardens Trade Certificate, Certificate 3 in Urban Horticulture or other appropriate qualifications)
  • Minimum three years experience in an amenity Horticultural field.
  • The agreement to take leave in accordance with the Recreation Section’s leave roster and outside the recognised peak growing season.
  • Adequate numeracy and literacy skills to fulfil the requirements of the position

What we can offer

  • Work/Life Balance 
  • Rostered day off every third week
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Corporate gym membership 
  • Employee education assistance 
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities 
  • Access to confidential employee assistance program

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1068.20 to $1122.28 per week + Adverse working conditions allowance ($17.00 per week) + Super  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Hours of work: 38 hours per week with an RDO every third week

Application closing date: Sunday, 5 February 2023, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: Mark Kimbel, Manager Recreation - 6333 6285

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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About Bathurst Regional Council

Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region’s largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff in a diverse range of careers and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region.

Bathurst really is the best of both worlds – a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.