Willoughby City Council
Recreation Assets and Parks Maintenance – Field Staff

Posted: 21 May
Closes: 19 Aug
Chatswood, New South Wales


Recreation Assets and Parks Maintenance – Field Staff
• Preserve, protect and improve of the natural environment
• Bring hands-on mindset and make real change
• Salary from $58,846.98 to $63,438.42 p.a. plus 11.5% Superannuation (Grade B)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Recreation Assets and Parks Maintenance – Field Staff to join our team at Willoughby City Council!

About us

When you join Willoughby City Council you join a close-knit team with a big impact. We are dynamic, diverse and future-focused. We value team players who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. We serve the community and make it our job to make people’s lives better. It’s all in a day’s work.

You’ll have the freedom to grow in your career alongside likeminded people who will support you every step of the way. You’ll be part of our transformation as a Council and shape the future for the residents of Willoughby. And you’ll do it all from a thriving hub in Sydney, in the culturally-rich area we are so proud to call home.

About you

You’re looking for a role with purpose, one where you can make a meaningful difference. You have so much to offer. And we can see that. As much as you bring to the table, we provide you with the support you need to accelerate your career growth.

We are constantly evolving… and that change brings with it new directions, skillsets and thinking for you to embrace. Through collaboration and projects across the organisation, you will have incredible opportunities come your way. How far you take them, well, that’s in your hands.

In the Planning & Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for managing a broad range of requests and processes supporting initial ideas through to final delivery. You’ll need to be proactive and a strong communicator. You’ll value teamwork, consistency and openness to change.

At the end of the day, you’ll know that you are making a difference. The work you do is valued, both within Council and by the community. Making a tangible meaningful contribution is what you’ve been searching for. And you’ve found it at Willoughby City Council.

About the role

The Recreation Assets Field Staff is responsible for undertaking maintenance of open space and recreation facilities within Willoughby City. Willoughby City Council is surrounded by waterways, foreshores, bushland reserves, major recreation and sporting facilities.

Your duties will see you maintaining trees in parkland and streetscapes, preparation and maintaining garden beds and mass planted areas.
Identify hazardous or unhealthy trees, inspect playground equipment for any safety hazards and where possible rectify.
You will maintain good communication both with your team and members of the community and provide effective assistance and advice to the community.


• Practical experience in the horticultural field and knowledge of parkland, sportsground and streetscape maintenance, including formal gardens, garden maintenance, playgrounds, basic landscape construction, lawn mowing, litter control, picnic/ barbecue area cleaning and
weed control and tree maintenance.
• Knowledge and experience in the use and maintenance of lawn mowing machine and small plant.
• Current NSW Class C driver’s licence.
• Proven ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Self-motivated and takes pride in achieving a good finished product.
• Awareness of and commitment to the principles of Work Health and Safety (WHS) and a commitment to attend relevant training.

How to apply

Apply now to join us at Willoughby City Council where you can add value and be valued for the meaningful work you do.
When you work at Willoughby Council, you will work with a diverse group of like-minded people who have people and the community at the forefront in everything we do. Check out our employee benefits on our careers page to see:

  • Where you can look after yourself and your loved ones
  • Where you can enhance your wellbeing
  • Where you can grow, develop and be part of a team


Enquiries: Paul Handley – Park Supervisor – 02 9777 7994.

Applications must address all of the key responsibilities outlined in the Position Description.

Please note being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement before commencement of employment with Willoughby City Council, except where a medical contraindication certificate is provided.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake pre-employment screening including police and
qualification checks.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Application closing date: Sunday, 30 June 2024, 11:30pm

Please note recruitment activity may commence before the closing date.