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Gardener/Groundsperson (Internal Candidates Only)

Apply now Job no:504293
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 03 ($52,291.58 - $58,050.18)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Gatton

Property and Facilities

The University has 3 campuses located at St. Lucia, Gatton and Herston. The University also operates a number of research sites and farms throughout Queensland.

The Property & Facilities Division (P&F) is responsible for delivering comprehensive facilities management that supports the University's teaching and research goals and its strategic objectives of Learning, Discovery and Engagement.

To achieve this, and to further improve the environment in which members of the University community study, work and live, P&F provide a range of services. These include: Energy Management and Sustainability, Construction project management, Engineering Services, Site Planning, Space and Property services, Asset Services (i.e. building maintenance, grounds maintenance, fire safety, security and parking), and Campus Services (i.e. cleaning, furniture, logistics, UQ fleet, mail dispatch).

UQ’s environmental sustainability initiatives have gained significant recognition. The Property and Facilities Division manages the University's Environmental Management System, provides advice, and promotes best sustainability practices at UQ.

Further information about the Property and Facilities Division may be accessed on the Division’s web site at

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible to undertake grounds maintenance tasks within an allocated Precinct of the Gatton campus. Various duties will include gardening, grass cutting and general maintenance activities to retain and develop the aesthetic appeal and amenity of the campus.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines as per the selection criteria within the Position Description. You should also have demonstrated ability to organise and undertake garden maintenance tasks effectively and have the ability to operate and maintain garden and mowing equipment. You will be a motivated individual who is willing to learn new skills and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Jill Amber, HR Advisor on 3346 7693 or


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for six (6) months at HEW Level 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $52,291 - $58,050 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $57,258 - $63,564 p.a.).

Position Description

Gardener Groundsperson Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mr. Peter Greenwood, Senior Client Facility Manager on +61 7 3346 5512 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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