The South African High Commission in Canberra is seeking a qualified individual with the required work experience for the following full-time position:

Post: Gardener

Basic Function

The Gardner will be expected to maintain and manage the garden at the Chancery and Official Residence.

This will include:

  • Mowing the lawns once a week using a Ride-on mower
  • Maintenance of all flower beds (turning the soil/removal of weeds etc.)
  • Cleaning/sweeping/leaf blowing of all areas affected by the maintenance
  • Removal of any weeds growing between paving.
  • Pruning of hedges and plants of reasonable height
  • Watering of flower beds

Working hours

Monday to Friday: 07:00am to 15:00pm

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years schooling PLUS 2 years appropriate experience.
  • Must hold Australian citizenship or be eligible to work in Australia.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of Certificates where applicable and references from previous employer.
  • Certified copy of Work permit visa, if applicable.

In the letter of interest, applicants should state how their education and work experience relate to the qualifications listed for the position.

Applications and relevant documents must be sent or delivered to:

South African High Commission
Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place
Canberra 2600 ACT

For attention: Ms E van der Merwe

Selection Process

After a paper selection, the short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. Should you not comply with all the requirements, your application will not be considered. No telephonic enquiries please.

Closing Date For Applications

Applications must be received by 15h00 on Friday, 22 February 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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