Team Leader Parks (9702)


City of Hobart



Salary etc:

$70,278 p.a. + 12.50% super Permanent, Full-time.



Unit: Open Space
City Life
Clearys Gates
Employment status:
Permanent Full-time
Municipal Trades (MT) Level 2
Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary range:
$70,278 per annum + 12.5% superannuation.

  • Competitive wages plus 12.5% superannuation.
  • Permanent Full-time employment in a great team environment.
  • Work a 9-day fortnight for a better work/life balance.

About the role

The Team Leader Parks contributes to the success of the City by leading crews in the horticultural maintenance of a range of high-profile parks, reserves, and streetscapes within the City of Hobart whilst continually monitoring, reviewing, and improving horticultural practices and work programs.

Role accountabilities include:

  • Providing leadership and direction within the parks and reserves operations unit.
  • Work programs related to the Parks and Reserves central teams.
  • Development of the annual programs for the Parks and reserves unit.
  • Providing a high level customer service and advice to ratepayers, community representatives.
  • Implementing the Council's WHS Management System ensuring Safety is forefront of all we do.

Learn more about the role in the position description: Team Leader Parks Position Description.

About you

Are you passionate about creating and maintaining beautiful green spaces for the community? Do you have experience in leading and supervising a team of skilled gardeners and horticulturists? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the role of Team Leader Parks with below qualifications and experiences.

  • Certificate III in Horticulture or a related field coupled with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the procedures, practices, and processes used in the maintenance parks, reserves, and streetscapes.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills is required as well as the ability to plan day to day operations in advance and develop achievable and cost-effective work programs.
  • You will also have proven experience in the supervision and leadership of horticultural teams.

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 12.5% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of paid leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.


Date published:


Closing date:

26-Feb-2024, 5pm