Current Job Opportunities

Gardener - Grounds Maintenance

Job Types:
Work Trial | Work Trial & potential full-time role | Full time role | Part time role | Casual role

Lake Macquarie (situated between Newcastle and the Central Coast) with roles available at satellite offices across the Hunter and Upper Hunter region.

SCHADS award 

Scope and Purpose of the role

We are seeking to employ a candidate who is

  • Eligible for the JCPP for a full time or part time role starting at 3 days per week 9am to 3.30pm (weekdays) (18 hours) starting ASAP.

The role will be made up of approx. 70% physical work such as hand tools, refueling and gardening and 30% admin such as time sheets and ground maintenance admin. We are a supportive employer should you have a lifting restriction. Our 2-week induction allows us to adequately assess the workplace to accommodate your capacity


    • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
    • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
    • preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
    • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
    • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
    • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
    • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
    • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
    • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
    • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
    • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease, and felling diseased trees

Physical Demands:
The role may include the following physical demands, taking into consideration individual capacity requirements of the applicant;

    • Medium to very heavy physical level demand. Medium to very heavy lifting and carrying of bags of fertiliser, soil mixes, and garden equipment, is likely to be required on a frequent basis.
    • Stands and walks frequently. Stretches up and/or across when undertaking some general garden maintenance tasks. Frequently squats, crouches, bends and kneels. Occasionally twists body or neck if operating drive on equipment or working in trees.
    • Repetitive movements will be occasional to constant (e.g. hedge trimming/garden edging).
    • Driving is likely to be required of vehicles onsite, such as ride on mowers, or for transportation between sites.
    • The use of hand tools both manual and mechanical will be frequent to constant. Workers will need to spray fertilisers and pesticides on an occasional to frequent basis.
    • Mental skills necessary include practical, organisational and problem-solving 


    • Hold’s a white card
    • Valid Australian Driver’s Licence