Garden & Maintenance Assistant

WAs premium Retirement Living provider, Friendly and supportive environment, located in Kallaroo, 12 month contract, full time hours.

St Ives Retirement Living is a leading provider of quality retirement villages and general real estate in Western Australia with 8 villages across the state. St Ives Northshore (in Kallaroo) is a 143-unit established village in one of Perths best coastal locations.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced and versatile Maintenance Assistant and Gardener to join the team for a 12 month contract (full time). Reporting to the Village Manager, this role is responsible for a diverse range of duties.

The perfect candidate will bring a work history demonstrating gardening and general maintenance skills, and possess a friendly can-do attitude and enjoy working in a team environment.

What you will have responsibility for:

This role will be responsible for the following, as well as other general duties as required:

  • Ground and garden works including general gardening, lawn management, planting and soil maintenance;
  • General property maintenance, including paving, walls, fencing and other handy-person tasks;
  • Reticulation management including installation, maintenance, repair and programming; and
  • Ensuring bore pumps and filters work effectively.

What we are looking for in our ideal candidate

  • Demonstrated experience in gardening, general property maintenance, reticulation maintenance and other ad-hoc handy-person tasks;
  • Working knowledge of relevant tools and equipment including trimmers, trimmers, mowers, edgers, power tools (petrol and electric) and manual tools;
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, with the ability to relate to elderly residents previous experience in a similar role within a retirement village or aged care environment is desirable, but not essential;
  • Proven ability to work to timelines and schedules, within a safety first culture;
  • Ability to build relationships and work as part of a team;
  • A positive attitude and a demonstrated passion for work, with the ability to finish work and takes pride in completing work showing accountability by doing what they say they will do;
  • Ability to use initiative to get things done in consultation with the team;
  • Committed to continuous improvement;
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office; and
  • Drivers Licence and National Police Certificate (First Aid Certificate desirable).

Our team members enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • A friendly and supportive team culture;
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, including employee assistance program, corporate discounts on health insurance, ergonomic assessments, wellbeing workshops to name a few;
  • Financial benefits including RAC Roadside Assistance cover, paid parental leave and employee referral program; and
  • Fun events and a peer nominated reward and recognition program.

How to apply

To apply, please click the apply for this job button on the top right of this job ad. Applications close 12noon Tuesday 4 August 2020.  

We reserve the right to commence screening applications earlier, so please apply ASAP.

Recruitment Agencies pleased be advised that at this time we are not accepting agency applications. Thank you for your understanding.

27/07/2020 $0 Perth 1 Trades & Services
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