Careers at yourtown

Grounds Maintenance Trainer

Job no: 494632
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Brisbane South East, Logan Central, Kingston
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 landscape maintenance professionals 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.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for maintaining multiple properties and working with the youth of today. We require someone with strong experience in grounds maintenance who takes pride in their work and is passionate about passing on their skills and knowledge to young people. We work on long term contracts with large organisations so can provide you with stable work all year and great personal satisfaction knowing that you are helping to make a real difference for young unemployed people.

your opportunity
• 38 hours per week, Monday – Friday
• attractive rates + salary packaging
• tools, uniform, phone, iPad and vehicle for work use and home garaging
• opportunity to gain training experience
• supportive and collaborative culture

Working across sites in the Logan and Brisbane Metro areas you will be undertaking projects such as garden and grounds maintenance, mowing, mulching, weeding, chemical application and soft landscaping.

Your role will include:

• performing a wide range of grounds and garden maintenance tasks
• managing, mentoring and training a crew of young trainees
• leading by example and fostering a sense of independence and wellbeing
• ensuring contract specifications and scheduling requirements are being met
• maintaining tools and equipment
• promoting a positive Workplace Health and Safety culture and ensure active compliance

what we are looking for

You will have the skills, experience and desire to be on the tools alongside our young people, delivering high quality projects for our customers and meeting contractual obligations. You will understand the skills and behaviours to instil in young people and will be extremely motivated and encouraging.

You will bring:

• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• recognised industry/trade qualification (preferred)
• at least 5 years grounds/garden/ landscape maintenance experience
• demonstrated knowledge of WHS requirements
• excellent communication skills to build relationships with our trainees and customers
• current white card and first aid certificate or ability to obtain

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:

• 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: Kerry Smith – Talent Acquisition Specialist -

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so apply ASAP!

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"


Position Description

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