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Team Leader, Horticulturalist - Alstonville

Aruma
  • Work Type: Full-time role, 38 hours per week
  • Location: Summerland Farm, Alstonville

Summerland Farm is located on a beautiful macadamia and avocado farm, set high on the hills of the Alstonville plateau, overlooking the Ballina coastline. This multi-award-winning attraction is a business of Aruma, committed to innovation, continuous improvement and building strong relationships through inclusive employment opportunities for people with a disability.

About the role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging star to join our team in the role of Team Leader Horticulturalist. This role has the extra benefits of salary packaging, a fitness passport and great industry conditions, all while working in a beautiful location and contributing to a business that makes a difference!

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Summerland Farm team, in the role of Horticulturalist Team Leader. In this role you will provide effective supervision and support to a small team to carry out the day to day operations of our site services. You will be required to provide specific coaching, sometimes on a one to one basis, that enable our employees with a disability to develop skills to meet key performance outcomes.

This role will suit someone with experience in landscaping and grounds maintenance, with a particular emphasis on horticulture. Skills in nursery/propagation and green keeping will also be advantageous.

What success will look like:

  • You empowered and equipped Supported Employees to become skilled team members
  • You provided effective operational leadership to increase team productivity, and develop a positive values-focused team culture
  • You identified individual skillsets for diverse team members, to leverage strengths that contributed to team and business outcomes
  • You provided effective coaching, and sensitive management of diverse needs.

Essential Criteria

  • A commitment to the Summerland Farm and Aruma's Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrated experience in landscaping and ground maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising employees and or teams
  • A practical understanding of WHS requirements
  • Sufficient physical fitness to meet the manual handling and environmental requirements of the position
  • A current Australian driver's licence.

Nice to have:

  • Formal qualifications in Horticulture or another relevant trade
  • Formal leadership training (such as Cert IV or Diploma of Frontline Management)
  • Previous experience working with people with disabilities
  • Experience in plant propagation and green keeping.

Please apply if being part of a supportive team and demonstrating a positive attitude towards the promotion of supporting people with disabilities is for you!

Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment checks and successful applicant will undergo NDIS Worker screening.

Please note: we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period, and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

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