Job Details

Manager Parks and Gardens

City of Bayswater

Western Australia
8 March 2019
18 March 2019
To be negotiated
Ashlee Sibson

This is a full time, fixed term contract for 3 years at the City of Bayswater in Perth, WA. 

About us:

We are a values driven organisation proud to be serving our community with a broad and diverse range of services. Our community is active and engaged, and proud of our diverse culture, green spaces and built environment. We are connected by our vibrant local centres and our focus on creating safe and welcoming places for people. We are making big changes at the City and by working together we are coming up with more efficient and innovative ways of doing things and by being able to make a difference in the community brings us great job satisfaction. If you are looking to work with an organisation that promotes a positive and inclusive workplace, has a friendly working environment and truly believes their workforce is their most important asset, then the City of Bayswater could be the place for you.


About the Position:

The Manager of Parks and Gardens holds an integral position at the City of Bayswater. This position will develop, maintain and improve the City's parks, reserves and streetscapes providing high quality green spaces to our community with a big focus on tree canopy. This role has the responsibility of leading a large operational team as well as appropriate management of the City's contractors.  The Manager of Parks and Gardens manages the budget, procurement, monitoring and reporting responsibilities as well as ensuring a safe work environment.  This position also has the opportunity to contribute to and lead the development of strategy and policy to improve parks and gardens outcomes.


About the Person: 

The successful person will have relevant operational experience at a management level, which include strong leadership and people management skills and the ability to motivate a large multi-disciplinary team.  A good understanding of asset management and service levels is required for this role as well as strong understanding of organisations.  It is imperative that you have excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write reports and build constructive working relationships. A Diploma in Horticulture or other relevant qualifications are required for this role or considerable relevant industry experience at an equivalent level.


The salary for this position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


What we offer:

Access to City of Bayswater staff benefits including

  • 22 days annual leave
  • 5 days short leave
  • Private use of a City maintained vehicle.
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounted aquatic and gym membership.
  • generous superannuation contributions of up to 19.5%
  • training and development opportunities
  • employee health and wellbeing program
  • locations well serviced by public transport along with free parking.


Closing Date: Monday 18 March, 10 am

The City of Bayswater reserves the right to close this advertisement prior to the closing date.

Candidate screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Applications may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.


For more information or to APPLY please visit 

Applicants should include a current CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 A4 pages) describing how they meet the requirements of the role.


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

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