Vacancy Details

Team Leader (Sports Grounds) 

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Monday to Friday, 76 hours per fortnight, 9 day fortnight
  • $63,750 per annum (LGIA Stream B Level 6 + Site Allowance + Leading Hand Allowance 2) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

Your new role


If you are experienced within the preparation and maintenance of sporting and recreation facilities and looking to further your career, this is the opportunity for you!

You will be responsible for supervising and managing the preparation and maintenance of turf in sporting and recreation facilities to ensure it maintains Council’s excellent standards by gardening, irrigation, mowing, repairing, fertilizing, scarifying and rolling.

This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check - Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).


What we are looking for

  • Knowledge and understanding of soil types, soil structure and nutrient availability.
  • Experience in turf management including the preparation of high quality turf cricket wickets and sportsfields.
  • Ability to work together with others to achieve common goals both within immediate team and teams across Council.
  • Ability to plan and organise tasks/work of a work crew to meet schedules and standards.
  • Very strong knowledge, understanding of, and commitment to WH&S procedures and policies.

What you'll get in return


As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 900 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.

  • Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • A large employer with a strong values driven culture
  • A generous superannuation scheme – Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you need to do next

To apply for this opportunity, please submit two documents:

1.     A 1-2 page Cover Letter addressing the Position Requirements below;

2.     Your Current resume.


Position Requirements

  • Experience in turf management including the preparation of high quality turf cricket wickets and sportsfields.
  • Leadership skills with a commitment to motivating your team to achieve high service standards.
  • Working knowledge of small machines and tools including maintenance and servicing requirements as well as knowledge of maintenance and installation of irrigation systems.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills with the ability build relationships with staff, contractors and the public.

Please use Council’s cover letter template and ensure you clearly label each Position Requirement in your cover letter.

Click the ‘Apply’ button above to complete your online application.

Applications Close: Monday 13 July 2020 at Midnight (AEST)