Job Details

Head Gardener

Serco Asia Pacific

28 May 2019
28 June 2019
Sam Davis

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of passionate gardeners to ensure horticultural assets are maintained to the highest horticultural standard, according to contract specification.
  • Take ownership of all horticultural requirements in your Region
  • Assist with the installation and maintenance of high profile floral displays located throughout Melbourne CBD and surrounds
  • Work with Horticultural Asset Supervisor to plan and organise all required maintenance activities
  • Provide assistance and be a point of contact for council officers, event organisers and contractors
  • Manage electronic daily schedules, work orders & e-mails.
  • Monitor & provide effective communication of all plant irrigation requirements to water team.
  • Assist in the monitoring of tree health, reporting of any issues identified.
  • Oversee litter removal and waste management to areas of responsibility.
  • Assist (when required) with delivery of Capital Works landscaping and planting projects.
  • Actively protect City of Melbourne assets, providing a safe public environment for residents and visitors within the region.

 About You

  • A high level of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • A Horticultural qualification at a minimum AQF Level 4 or suitable equivalent
  • Current Manual Drivers Licence and Chemical Users Certificate or equivalent
  • Significant experience in maintenance of high profile horticultural landscapes. Such work will include the implementation and management of floral beds and displays, perennial borders and garden beds of high horticultural standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of Qualified and Assistant Gardeners, Apprentices and Trade Assistants in a similar role, a team with varied experience and skill sets.

About Us

Melbourne is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Serco have the privilege of managing & maintaining some of Melbourne’s most iconic and premier Parks & Gardens for the City of Melbourne.  Our Parks and Gardens team take pride delivering a range of horticulture & other services across the municipality. These services are delivered within high profile spaces including iconic landscapes such as Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Domain, Carlton Gardens & the Shrine of Remembrance, to name a few.

At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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