Nursery Hand


Frankston City Council


Seaford, Melbourne

Salary etc:

$66,181 p.a. (pro rata)

Got a green thumb? Frankston's Indigenous Nursery is on the lookout for a nursery hand to join our conservation team.

Live local, work local

Utilise best practice nursery management

Range of employee benefits

Frankston City Council is located ont he eastern shores of Port Philip Bay where the beach meets with natural landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula. We are a diverse community that provides lifestyle along with a growing economic and arts sector.

Our leasdership team is committed to building an egaged and collaborative culture where innovation and being future focused are the norm. If you want to help shape the future of Frankston, now is the time to join our team!

About the role

The council is looking for a part time (3 days per week) Nursery Hand within the Operations Department who will be responsible for maintaining and developing Frankston's Indigenous Nursery through best practice nursery management, horticulture and indigenous plant propagation and seed collection.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out nursery operations including indigenous seed collection and propagation to the satisfaction of the Nursery Supervisor; and 
  • Assist Bushland and Coastal Management Teams in the provision of specialist horticultural skills in high priority conservation areas.

About you 

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A certificate III or above in Horticulture/Natural Resource Management or related discipline, or have approproate proven industry experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of indigenous nursery operations; and trainees/apprentices

You will be required to work Friday each week. The remaining two days onsite are flexible and will be worked in to suit the preferred candidate.

Why you would like to join us

Be a part of a workplace that is looking to transform the way that we work and build on our values “Kinder, Fairer, Smarter”. As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as:

  • Access to professional and career development opportunities
  • Purchased leave
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Paid Christmas Shut Down Leave
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee assistance program
  • Salary sacrifice gym membership at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre.

This position is a Band 3 currently remunerated $66,181 per annum (pro rata) , plus superannuation.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Allie Coad at Allie.Coad@frankston.vic.gov.au

Culture at Frankston

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you.  

Frankston City Council is committed to building a culture that values diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage people applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities, as well as applicants who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, are culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ or who have a disability to apply. Frankston City Council has zero tolerance for child abuse.  Protecting children and preventing child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all Councillors, employees, contractors and volunteers.

Pre-Employment Information

You will need to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia, certified copies of your qualifications, a current Driver Licence and Working with Children Check. You must also be willing to provide a Pre-Employment Health Declaration and undertake a National Police Record Check.


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