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Maintenance Gardens Handyperson

Old Colonists' Association of Victoria - Fitzroy North, VIC

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· Part time opportunity (.7)

· Fantastic work/life balance

· Excellent Salary Packaging benefits!

The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is a leading not-for-profit provider of independent living, assisted living and aged care in Victoria.

We are seeking a self-motivated team player to join our maintenance / gardening team at our beautiful Rushall Park Estate (North Fitzroy).

This role is part time (seven day per fortnight) suited to an energetic, motivated individual interested in working in the Retirement Living sector. The position will report to the estate Head Gardener and will include gardening and general maintenance duties.

Responsibilities include gardening, maintenance & handyperson tasks within the estate’s independent living and assisted living units in accordance with maintenance programs, and will include:

· Performing general gardening tasks to ensure the estate grounds and gardens are well kept and maintained.

· Assist the Head Gardener in developing longer term safe and tidy living spaces for the residents to enjoy.

· Carry out repairs, general maintenance, minor renovation of cottages and upkeep and maintenance of grounds to meet the Association’s requirements.

· General rubbish removal, clean up and bin collection.

· Carry out minor & major gardens rework and projects.

Ideally, the applicant will have a carpentry trade background, with experience in general building and also gardening duties and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A warm and outgoing personality.
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude and provide outstanding customer service to residents.
  • A sound understanding of residential housing, gardening tasks, and building services and operations .
  • A strong & proven focus on workplace safety.
  • Excellent communication skills with senior residents, other staff members, contractors and suppliers.
  • Highly developed problem solving skills.
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and the ability to be flexible and work to timeframes.
  • 2 + years’ general home & gardens maintenance experience.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence.
  • A current Police Check is essential.

For further information, please contact Damian Pennington (Property Manager) on 0418 313 601. Applications close Friday, 6 February, 2021.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $25.00 - $26.00 per hour


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