Careers at yourtown

Grounds Maintenance and Construction Leading Hands Needed!

Job no: 493069
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Elizabeth
Categories: Accounting, Economics & Finance, Trades & Enterprises

Work-Life balance and no Weekend work? You heard right! Sign yourself up to this rewarding opportunity to mentor and support young people aged 15-25. Not only will you be utilising your skills to work on the jobs you love, you will be making a difference in the lives of young people!

We are looking for a skilled 1 x Leading Hand – Construction and 1 x Grounds Maintenance Leading Hand to lead and mentor a team of young trainees (15-25 years) in our construction and grounds maintenance crew! You will be outside on the tools working on commercial contracts with our young trainees training, mentoring, and undertaking projects such as fencing, building retaining walls, working on minor building repairs OR mowing, mulching, weeding, soft landscaping and external cleaning etc. 

We have full time, permanent position (Monday - Friday)! Based in Elizabeth SA.

You will have full access to a company vehicle, phone, laptop, trade tools, and workwear! 

In this role you will:

  • Hold a trade qualification in construction/carpentry (for Leading Hand - Construction)
  • Manage and mentor young trainees and help overcome training barriers.
  • Background in ground maintenance and/or trades.
  • Be OHS Savy.
  • Hold a White Card or willing to obtain one
  • Have the skills and experience to be on the tools alongside our young people.
  • Be extremely motivated and encouraging.

Projects will include:

Leading Hand - Construction:

  • Structural Landscaping
  • Building retaining walls.
  • Building and repairing fences;
  • General Building maintenance
  • Minor building repairs;
  • Install, Renovate and repair;
  • Cut, Shape and fit structures;
  • Window frames, doors, staircase maintenance

Leading Hand - Grounds Maintenance

  • Garden and grounds maintenance.
  • Grass cutting/ planting and vegetation management.
  • Graffiti removal and indoor/outdoor cleaning services.
  • Ground clean-up.
  • Soft landscaping

About the program:

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our goal in Enterprises is to provide disadvantaged young people with paid work experience, in delivering a commercial contract. This experience is further supported with wrap around youth work. The end goal is to develop and build the young person’s capacity for workforce participation, so that they are able to secure and sustain employment in the open labour market.

Contact:  Sharlene Chand, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0468 839 509

Closing date: Applications will be assessed as they are received

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National  Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

 "In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

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