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Farm Program Facilitator


Employer: City of Sydney
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Organic Farming & Gardening
Sector/s: Local Government
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 09 August, 2019.
Applications close: 25 August, 2019.

  • Division: CITY SERVICES
  • Unit: CITY GREENING & LEISURE
  • Section: PARKS ASSETS & SERVICES
  • Salary: AUD 56,228 per annum plus Superannuation (Remuneration stated is for the part-time position)
  • Employment status: Permanent
  • Employment arrangement: Part Time role 43.5 hours per fortnight (roster includes weekend work)
  • Location: St Peters

At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 - developing a green, global and connected city.

Sydney City Farm Program Facilitator (working 43.5 hours per fortnight, roster includes weekend work)

Are you passionate about sustainability and urban agriculture? Do you enjoy a balance between working in a hands-on outdoor environment and being office based? Are you good with people and an excellent communicator? Do you have the ability to manage a busy workload while ensuring attention to detail?

We have an exciting part time opportunity available to join the Sydney City Farm team based at St Peters. You could work with the local community and be part of our challenging and rewarding project.

City farms are being set up throughout Australia and the world, as people want to learn more about their food and the connections between paddock and plate. We are developing Sydney City Farm as a place to learn about urban agriculture and sustainable food production.

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated natural collaborator to lead operational aspects at the farm site including cropping and orchard production, plant nursery function, coordinating volunteers, and organising farmers' market offer.

You will ideally have tertiary qualifications and / or extensive experience in horticulture, food production and nursery practices; along with experience in volunteer coordination.

Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City of Sydney might be the right career move for you.

How to apply for this job

Click here apply now to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and address the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

This role will require a pre-employment medical examination, a national criminal record background check and a Working with Children Check.

Compliance with Child Protection legislation is essential. A current first aid certificate or willingness to undertake relevant training is also required.

Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.

Applications must be made online via the City's website by 11.59pm on Sunday 25 August 2019.

For further information contact: Belinda Thackeray, City Farm Project Manager on 02 9246 7267.

Employee Benefits: CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of working in Council.

At the City we provide equal employment opportunity. We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.