Lead Horticulturalist

$64,514 yearly
  • Bassendean Town Council
  • Bassendean WA, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time enthusiastic and motivated Lead Horticulturalist to join our Parks and Gardens Team. This role provides horticultural leadership to the Parks and Gardens team members.

 You will be responsible for amenity horticulture and advanced horticultural activities within the Town’s parks, gardens and reserves including areas of natural heritage significance. These will include but are not limited to:

  • Turf care
  • Streetscape and Landscape gardening.
  • Tree selection and planting.
  • Selective chemical spraying.
  • Management of reticulation systems.
  • Natural area regeneration.

 The successful candidate will have:

  • A Tertiary Qualification, Certificate II or higher in horticulture.
  • Significant experience in horticultural / arboricultural activities.
  • A current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License (essential).
  • A current ‘HR’ License would be an advantage.

Working Hours

This position is 76 hours per fortnight – worked over a nine-day fortnight with the working hours of 6.30am to 3.30pm.

 Salary and Benefits

  • A salary of $64,513.70 per annum is offered
  • 10% Super Guarantee
  • The Town also offers up to 5% additional superannuation (conditions apply)
  • 4 weeks annual leave per year plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Two additional leave days per year
  • Nine Day Fortnight
  • Free parking
  • Full uniform and PPE provided
  • Excellent Health & Wellbeing program including free vaccinations and health assessments.

Would you like to know more?

Further information is available in our Employment Information Pack - Lead Horticulturalist or for position related queries please contact Human Resources on 9377 8091.

How to Apply

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please email your resume and cover letter to humanresources@bassendean.wa.gov.au

N.B. Previous Candidates need not apply.

Peta Mabbs
Chief Executive Officer

The Town of Bassendean is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Town also promotes flexible working arrangements.

Job Closing Date

03 Jul, 2022