Recreation Reserve Coordinator

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Employer: Kingston City Council
$89,027 – $97,134 per annum plus Superannuation

Garden Boulevard
Permanent Full Time

Recreation Reserve Coordinator


    • High Performing Team
    • Full time permanent position – Garden Boulevard, Melbourne
    • Flexible working options available
    • Band 6 – Salary range $89,027 – $97,134
    • Career development opportunity in a leadership role


About us

Kingston Council’s focus is on delivering exceptional service that achieves our vision and meets community expectations.

A diverse, dynamic community where we all share a sustainable, safe, attractive environment and a thriving economy. The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne’s CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children’s services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management. 


The role

We are seeking an experienced and motivated coordinator to join our Sportsgrounds & Reserves team. Reporting to the Team Leader Sportsgrounds & Reserves, the role will oversee the delivery of a range of capital work projects across Kingston’s sportsgrounds and recreational reserves.

The Recreation Reserve Coordinator is also required to undertake strategic planning, development of maintenance programs and undertake contract and project administration. They will be accountable for the quality of turf throughout Kingston’s sportsgrounds and reserves and will be required to provide expert advice to Council on broader turf management.

Providing ongoing support to the Team Leader Sportsground and Reserves, the incumbent will have a strong focus on customer service and leading the triaging of customer requests.  They will assist in the planning and procurement of programmed and capital works across the Sportsground and Reserves Team, ensuring all works are delivered efficiently and to a high standard.

The Recreation Reserve Coordinator may be required to undertake manual handling tasks out in the field on an ad hoc basis.


About you

We are looking for someone with:

    • The ability to demonstrate the City of Kingston’s values of Future Orientated, Accountable, Dynamic, Expert, Community and Celebration
    • Expertise and demonstrated experience in Open Space/Sports Turf management
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with project and contractor management and OH&S 
    • Experience working in a Local Government setting or in an organisation having strong links with Local Government and community stakeholders
    • Experienced in programming and troubleshooting Central Control Irrigation systems across open space reserves and sportsgrounds


What we can offer

This is a full time, permanent position.

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will be part of an inclusive culture and have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership, social club events, paid parental leave, salary packaging, study/development assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) and discounted health insurance.  Full time employees also have access to a planned day off every four weeks. 


How to Apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position click on the Apply button to submit your application. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Luke Armstrong, Team Leader Sportsground & Reserves on 0400 995 913 or  [email protected]


Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are a child safe and an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.


To be considered for the role all applications must be submitted via our Careers recruitment portal.


City of Kingston Council have aligned ourselves with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID – 19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions (No 5) and subsequent COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No. 7) and as such require vaccinations for all workers.

Enquiries: Luke Armstrong
Ph: 0400995913
Applications Close: 07/12/2021

To view the position description or submit your application please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

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