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Sports Turf Curator


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Full job description
  • Melbourne Parks & Gardens – Royal Park
  • Permanent Full-time role
  • Turf Management

About you

As the Sports Turf Curator you will have demonstrated experience and a strong knowledge of green keeping and sports turf management. You will thrive in a hands on, physical work environment and will use your high energy levels to lead and motivate others. You will be able to manage you own time and operate effectively with limited supervision.

About the role

The Sports Turf Curator will be responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and renovating turf to the highest standard, including the use of chemicals while adhering to all chemical management processes. You will be responsible for the maintenance, repairs and reporting of all tools, equipment, and fleet and demonstrate a commitment to the health, wellbeing, and safety of the team.

To be successful in this role you will have:

Skills and Attributes

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Demonstrated computer, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate effectively with limited direct supervision and work autonomously
  • High energy level
  • Ability to complete tasks within tight time frames
  • Ability to cohesively work within a team environment
  • Be safety conscious

Desirable Experience

  • Experience maintaining turf wickets (desirable, not essential)
  • Experience maintaining warm and cool season turf surfaces (desirable, not essential)
  • Experience using a variety of turf machinery (desirable, not essential)
  • Experience in sports fields line marking (desirable, not essential)
  • Experience using multi pro sprayer (desirable, not essential)
  • Experience in inspecting, maintaining, and reporting on all areas associated with green keeping including irrigation, turf, tools, equipment, schedules and agreements (desirable, not essential)
  • Strong ability to identify pest and diseases (desirable, not essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and motivating staff (desirable, not essential)
  • Turf Management apprenticeship or equivalent (desirable, not essential), a current and valid chemical application certificate (ACUP) and a Current Driver’s License
  • Certificate III in Sports Turf Management (desirable, not essential)

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes a national police check as an essential selection component for this role.

Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

When you join us, in addition to a receiving competitive remuneration package, underpinned by our belief in the value of wellbeing, our rewards are designed to benefit all aspects of your life – physical, mental, social, financial and community.  These include among other things volunteer leave, flexible salary packing options, Employee Assistance Program, generous Employee Referral Program plus access to discounts on health insurance, gym memberships, travel, shopping, technology, dining and entertainment.   

About Us

Melbourne is known as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Our Parks and Gardens team takes pride in helping Melbourne look its best by delivering first-class horticulture, water management, turf maintenance and infrastructure services across the city’s parks, gardens and open spaces.

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit www.serco.com/aspac

Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds.  By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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Job details
Date posted
29 Jun 2022
Trades & Services
Landscaper & Gardener
$50k ~ $62k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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