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Horticulture Landscape Coordinator

Tenterfield Shire Council - Tenterfield, NSW

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Horticulture Landscape Coordinator

Are you an experienced Horticulture or Landscape specialist looking for your next opportunity?
Join a supportive local Council and work in the New England Region of NSW - the "Birthplace of the Australian Nation"
Salary circa $65,764 - $73,902 plus super, salary sacrificing options, relocation assistance, a 9-day fortnight & more!

About Tenterfield Shire Council
"Quality Nature, Quality Heritage and Quality Lifestyle"
Situated in the New England Region of NSW, a region known as the "Birthplace of the Australian Nation", Tenterfield is a rural medium sized Council that enjoys the benefits of a rural lifestyle while being a stone's throw from the stunning landscapes of both the Northern NSW Coast and Brisbane hinterlands.
At the heart of everything they do, ICARE - Integrity, Community, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, are the values driving the Council forward as an employer of choice and provider of quality leadership and services within the community.
About the Opportunity
Tenterfield Shire Council currently has an integral opportunity for a Horticulture Landscape Coordinator to join their team in Tenterfield, NSW on a full-time ongoing basis.
In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for the coordination of the the establishment, maintenance and care of Councils parks, gardens, sportsgrounds and other related land/streetscapes that ensures strong visual, attractive and quality impact and generates positive responses from the Shire community, residents and visitors.
More specifically, your day to day duties will encompass, but will not be confined to:

Manage and coordinate the delivery of parks operational works within predetermined timeframes, quality and targets;
Assist in tree maintenance and general arboriculture duties, arrange attractive floral/colour displays and landscaping;
Effectively and efficiently manage the budgets within the Parks & Gardens team, including assistance in the preparation of annual budgets;
Assist in the development and implementation of operational business plans that support Council’s corporate and management plans;
Monitor and review performance of the Parks & Gardens team against set targets and objectives, scheduling/programming of works, communication of outcomes and implementation of corrective actions; and
Lead, mentor and develop a team of 7 employees using performance management and development processes annually.

To view the full position description, please click here.
About You
To be considered for this position, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification in Horticulture, Open space or Landscaping, or extensive demonstrated experience in a similar role.
An AQF Level 5 Arborist qualification, design/drawing skills and previous local government experience will be highly regarded. As you will be providing leadership to 7 direct reports, demonstrated supervisory experience will be integral to your success.
As an experienced professional, you will be confident in your ability to work in a team environment with all Council business units. An influential decision-maker and confident negotiator, you will have a strong understanding of council constraints, and the ability to live, work and be part of a small community.
You will have a high level of computer literacy with the ability to use databases, spreadsheets and word-processing applications. As a strong communicator, you will be comfortable working out of the office, developing relationships with staff and Council stakeholders at all levels on a daily basis.
Above all, your self-drive and determination to ensure both safety and quality are at the forefront of Council operations, as it continues to exist as an employer of choice within the community, will go a long way to ensuring your success in this position.
Please Note: The successful candidate must have a current, unrestricted manual Australian driver's licence and hold, or be willing to obtain, a National Criminal History Record Check prior to commencing employment.
About the Benefits
In recognition of your hard work and dedication you will enjoy an attractive salary circa $65,764 - $73,902, dependant on your experience and qualifications, plus super and access to a novated personal lease (salary sacrifice).
Tenterfield Shire Council offers a supportive workplace culture built around their values of "ICARE", with fantastic working conditions and a range of additional benefits to help you enjoy life in the local community, including:

A 9 day fortnight;
Vehicle for work use (also negotiable for commuting purposes);
15 days accumulative annual sick leave;
Relocation assistance (negotiable for the right applicant);
Strong focus on upward mobility and career progression.

This is an opportunity to advance your career with a supportive council that enjoys great staff retention and an inclusive work culture. You will be joining a passionate, multi-skilled team and receive ongoing professional development opportunities to excel your career.
Join a supportive local Council in a stunning location and take the next step in your career - Apply Now!
Please note: Previous candidates need not apply.