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Team leader-Greenkeeper


Dec 9, 2023

Cumberland City Council is located within the fast-growing Central City District and is on the doorstep of two of Greater Sydney’s new cities, between the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Park (GPOP) area and the new Western Parkland City. The Central City District is benefiting from unprecedented city-scale infrastructure investments, making this an exciting time to join Cumberland.

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland is the fourth most populous LGA in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent.

Cumberland City Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Council has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.


The City Open Spaces team manages the daily presentation and maintenance of Council’s open spaces, sportsgrounds, playgrounds, passive and public spaces, golf courses, botanical gardens and native vegetation areas within the Cumberland City Area, ensuring that our residents and visitors have access to quality and attractive open spaces of which they can be proud and enjoy.

The Team Leader will lead a small team in undertaking a range of activities that deliver the overall maintenance of Council’s Open Spaces. The Team Leader will assist in ensuring customer and community satisfaction with Council’s open spaces are met by presenting and servicing our facilities in accordance with service specifications and schedule.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Relevant trade qualifications, e.g. Certificate III in Turf Management, Parks and Gardens, Horticulture with extensive experience in a related field
  • Current C class driver’s license
  • Current ChemCert (chemical handling) qualification
  • Current General Induction for Construction Work in NSW (White Card)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of park maintenance and parks infrastructure related issues, current trends, industry best-practice and new developments relating to maintenance services and parks operations
  • Ability to plan, coordinate resources and undertake maintenance activities relevant to the position including but not limited to mowing, edging, gardening, weeding and chemical spraying
  • Ability to identify, plan, coordinate resources and undertake improvement works throughout Council’s open spaces
  • Demonstrated experience in operating parks maintenance related small plant and equipment, including small hand tools, and power tools
  • Proven ability to effectively supervise and co-ordinate team members and external contractors in the delivery of maintenance and project works
  • Demonstrated ability to deal in a positive and courteous manner with the public, and Council staff whilst providing leadership to others
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills – ability to complete necessary paperwork and communicate effectively with team members
  • Current Senior First Aid certificate.

Download the position description here for more information.

Position information: This is a permanent, full-time position, working a 70 hour fortnight, with access to Council’s 9 day fortnight Rostered Day Off (RDO) arrangement.

This role will be required to work overtime to accommodate for operational requirements at the stadium.

This role is predominantly located at Council’s Eric Tweedale Stadium, with frequent travel required across Council worksites, and may be required to work across any of Council’s work locations.

Salary information: The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.

  • Grade 8 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with a salary range of $1,291.32 to $1,485.02 per week, plus 11% superannuation
  • The commencing salary will be negotiated, taking into consideration the successful applicant’s qualifications, skills and experience related to the role
  • Mobile phone

Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supportive environment, which endeavours to promote child protection practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application, if required, and it is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.


  • We promote work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements including working from home opportunities or an additional three (3) days’ leave for front-facing roles that are unable to access working from home arrangements
  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Leave entitlements including annual leave, 15 days personal leave per year, parental leave and access to Long Service Leave after five (5) years (where applicable)
  • Three (3) additional grant days of paid leave over Christmas (where applicable)
  • Corporate Health Insurance discounts
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs to support our staff by providing access to online professional learning, paid leave to undertake annual skin checks, COVID-19 vaccinations and to donate blood
  • Subsidies to assist with the cost of wellness and fitness activities
  • Free access to Council owned swimming pools
  • Access to Council’s Fitness Passport Program and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position. This may include criminal record checks, qualification and licence checks, and proof of the right to work in Australia (please refer to the position description for the specific qualifications and requirements for this role). Copies of sighted documents will be kept by Council for its records as proof of verification.

As part of your employment with Council, you will be required to participate in health monitoring as outlined in the risk assessment for this position and Council’s Health Monitoring Procedure.

Council’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure has been designed and adopted to protect the health and safety of our people, our customers and the community. It is a condition of employment that all applicants produce evidence of their vaccination status as part of the employment screening process.


EnquiriesTelephone Mark Galvin, Supervisor Open Space on +61 8757 9118 for further information.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Tuesday 12 December 2023

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