Careers at yourtown

Grounds Maintenance Operations Coordinator

Job no: 494309
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time), Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: St Marys
Categories: Trades & Enterprises

yourtown is one of the pioneers of work-based social enterprises in Australia, having provided over 3,000 young people with paid work experience and training over the last 20 years.

Our program allows experienced tradespeople to work alongside youth workers to provide supervision and mentoring support for up to four participants engaged in labour intensive work, designed to build entry level skills.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

Based at St Marys, and working with the Social Enterprises team, this role has responsibility for leading and coordinating the grounds maintenance team to ensure a safe, productive and high quality program that meets client, program and contract requirements.  This is a hands-on position that will see you out on the tools with a small crew 2-3 days per week.

Your role will include:

• manage the day-to-day activities of the Enterprise Trainers
• lead, manage and mentor the Enterprise Trainer team
• coordinate projects to meet quality standards, performance and budgets
• develop work plans and schedules and source suitable materials, tools and equipment
• business development and customer engagement activities
• undertake the Enterprise Trainer position as required including maintaining a small portfolio of properties with a crew and backfilling leave where required
• lead and foster a culture that demonstrates Safety Always

This is a full time permanent position. 

what we are looking for

You will have a recognised trade background (landscape/horticulture) and experience leading a team and scheduling works. You will operate within a Safety Always environment and have the ability to lead within a strong safety culture.

You will bring:
• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• relevant trade qualification or similar in horticulture or landscaping
• experience with scheduled grounds maintenance operations
• demonstrated experience or capacity in leading a team, and the ability to coach and guide team members to achieve organisational objectives
• an understanding of the local labour market as well as the barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged young people
• well-developed project management skills including costing, estimation and quality control
• well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare reports and budgets

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• opportunities for internal and external professional development
• free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

how to apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

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

Contact: Marnie Elliot on 0434 609 384

Role closes: Appy ASAP as applications will be reviewed as they are received.

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

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"  

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