General Maintenance – Gardener

We are currently seeking an experienced Gardener. This position is responsible for gardening in domestic, commercial and business establishments – offices, schools, childcare centres, community centres and other public or private spaces.

Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

We deliver services across the ACT covering children, families, young people and seniors including disability, housing and mental health services.

In an effort to broaden and diversify services targeting young and vulnerable people, Woden Community Service (WCS)  has launched Social Enterprise, a social initiative that aims to equip young individuals facing barriers to employment with on-the-job training and suitable nationally recognised competencies, activities and work-based experience in a supported environment. WCS- Social Enterprise team provides professional services in the field of catering, cleaning and gardening services.

Our Offer

  • Casual basis
  • Hourly rate of $40.26 (inclusive of 25% casual loading) plus 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards.
  • National EAP Service.

Experience & Qualifications  

  • Prior gardening experience (highly preferred) with a high standard for gardening tasks.
  • Familiarity with various gardening equipment, techniques, and products.
  • Demonstrated time-management skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritise multiple tasks and keep them moving promptly.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adequate literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and measure gardening fluids / chemicals.
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of the relevant health and safety standards.
  • Sound communication skills (both oral and written) to be able to interact positively with a variety of people.
  • Flexible in working hours, able to workdays and weekends when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain and promote a positive image of the work of the social enterprises and their participants to the general community.

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role via Seek.

For further information about the role, please contact Amit Makkar, Social Enterprise Project Lead, at

Closing Date: COB 19 July 2024

Applications may close early if a suitable candidate is found.

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.