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Horticulturist - Grounds and Gardens - Bendigo Hospital

Job no: 588039
Work type: Maximum Term - Full Time
Location: VIC Regional
Categories: Other

At Spotless  (A Downer Subsidiary) we employee over 36000 people in Australia and New Zealand in a variety of roles.  We provide expertise tailored to key industry sectors that include Health, Infrastructure, Resources, Defence, PPP, Leisure, Sport & Entertainment, Laundries, Education and Government amongst other LOB.  We’re passionate about finding better ways of doing things, for our customers and for you.

Spotless is part of the consortium awarded the project currently delivering a wide range of hard and soft nonclinical services to the new Bendigo Hospital. The Bendigo Hospital facilitates the delivery of enhanced health services to the Loddon-Mallee Region. The Bendigo Hospital Precinct is spread across Barnard St and Lucan St in Bendigo. Downer is part of the consortium awarded the project currently delivering a wide range of hard and soft nonclinical services to the new Bendigo Hospital.

We are currently seeking an experienced Horticulturalist to join our team who will play a key role in supporting the maintenance of care of the grounds, gardens and courtyards at Bendigo Hospital. We are open to applications from Full time and Part time candidates.


  • All scheduled works are performed in accordance with Grounds & Garden maintenance plan and in a timely manner.
  • All reactive work is responded to and performed in a timely manner.
  • Register of removed plants is maintained and reported on weekly.
  • Environmental incidents and hazards are escalated to appropriate persons.
  • Duties are performed in accordance with Grounds & Garden maintenance plan.
  • Health of all grass, trees and plants is Inspected, monitored and any concerns are escalated to appropriate persons
    Walkways are kept clear of debris and litter.
  • Irrigation systems are appropriately installed and maintained to allow for optimum.
  • Garden beds, lawns and any horticulture within the Bendigo Hospital Precinct is maintained.
  • Bushes and plants are pruned and manicured and weeds are managed.
  • Garden beds are sufficiently mulched to provide optimum condition for plant growth.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of horticulture and garden maintenance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and unsupervised, with an ability to prioritise and structure work tasks to meet deadlines in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, working co-operatively with a range of people and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and complete work in a demanding environment.
  • Encourages and cooperates with others to achieve common goals.
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture or equivalent.
  • Current Victorian Drivers’ Licence.

In return we can offer a long-term full-time position within a modern and contemporary facility along with above award wages based on an Enterprise Agreement.

Please note: As a prerequisite for this role candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment National Police Clearance. 

Downer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians to apply.

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