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Gardener / Leading Hand

Employer: Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Co-ops & Credit Unions, Trades & Services, Organic Farming & Gardening
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP), Social Enterprise
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 25 March, 2019.
Applications close: 29 March, 2019. (Expired)

About us:

NCEC ( is an award winning social enterprise based in North East Brisbane. We generate employment for our members by mowing parks, gardening and landscaping.

About the role:

An leading hand is sought for NCEC's Parks and Maintenance crew for a new contract at a local shopping centre.

NCEC is a workers co-operative and social enterprise maintaining a number of properties in Brisbane's Inner North. The primary purpose of NCEC is to create meaningful employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment but we achieve this by running a profitable and effective business.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in Gardening and/or Landscaping, experience or aptitude for small business, a commitment to Co-operative principles and be welcoming of colleagues who may have a disability.

The leading hand will be responsible for maintaining indoor plants and external grounds of a local shopping center in line with contract requirements and leading a small team of workers under guidance of senior manager.

Benefits and perks

The position is full time 22.8 hours per week with potential to extend hours. Preferred hours are 6 a.m.- 10.30 a.m.five days a week but negotiation is possible. Extension of hours is also possibility as contract grows.

Remuneration and conditions are according to the Gardening and Landscaping Award 2010 commensurate with experience and including leading hand and other relevant loadings. Generous salary packaging benefits are also available.

Enjoy a great work culture with strong environmental and community ethos. Our workplace has high job satisfaction and retention due in part to its celebrated co-operative work culture.

The Gardening and Landscaping award including pay and entitlements can be found here:

Selection Criteria:

N.C.E.C. Parks and Maintenance Leading Hand

  1. Expertise in park and garden maintenance activities e.g. grass cutting, hedge trimming and pruning and maintenance of indoor plants.
  2. Ability to plan and prioritise and report on work as set out in works contract
  3. Ability to organise self and work team.
  4. Ability to work as part of a team and take supervision and direction from Parks Manager and Coordinator of N.C.E.C.
  5. A commitment to creating a work environment inclusive of diversity.
  6. Ability to relate to and communicate with others in a clear, effective, warm and genuine manner.
  7. A demonstrated ability to innovate and plan for the future.
  8. A demonstrated ability and expertise in ensuring compliance with health and safety systems.
  9. Oversee equipment maintenance.
  10. Small Business/Entrepreneurial capacity and experience (advantageous)
  11. Horticultural / Landscaping certificate (advantageous)
  12. Own utility vehicle (advantageous)
  13. Liaison with customers.
  14. Have a current Driver's Licence.
  15. Have a current Blue Card / National Police Check.
  16. Have or be willing to apply for ACDC Chemical Application Certificate and First Aid Certificate.
  17. Experience driving tractor / ride on machinery (advantageous)
How to apply for this job

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