• Flexible hours available
  • Great supportive and friendly team environment
  • Free parking

The Role

We are seeking a highly experienced person with an eye for detail to provide timely basic gardening and maintenance (non-structural maintenance but minor repairs) to the CS#1 services based in Narrabundah, Canberra City and the Inner South.

Specifically, we are looking for an experienced, versatile and enthusiastic go-getter who is capable of performing various maintenance tasks across all CS#1 venues and service locations.

The Responsibilities

You will be required to provide a wide variety of basic maintenance and gardening support, which could include:


  • Mowing
  • Weeding
  • Leaf blowing
  • Trimming
  • Top up garden beds and sandpits
  • Rubbish removal.


  • Minor plumbing repairs such as fixing dripping taps or running toilet cisterns
  • Fitting shelves, hanging pictures and changing locks
  • Re-hanging doors
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Paint touch ups
  • Moving furniture or equipment, assembly or repairs.

To be successful in the Groundskeeper and Maintenance role, you will ideally:

  • Have previous experience in a similar role
  • Have an ability to operate power and hand tools, and reverse a trailer, safely and competently
  • To be a professional and able to follow instructions with an attention to detail
  • Have an understanding of your WHS obligations
  • Be flexible and be reliable
  • Have great communication skills.

Additional requirements

  • ACT Working With Vulnerable People card, or the ability to obtain
  • Evidence of COVID vaccination
  • Unrestricted Australian working rights.

Desirable requirements

  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • Test and Tag Certificate, or the ability to obtain
  • First Aid Certificate.


The Benefits      

  • Base hourly rate between $34.04 – $36.50, plus superannuation (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award Level 3)
  • Salary Packaging – We offer a range of competitive salary packaging benefits that can provide a variety of tax benefits to you including the ability to salary sacrifice your mortgage, rent, meals and accommodation, superannuation, novated leases and associate leases.
  • Health and Well-being – We recognise the importance of holistic health through our Employee Mental Health and Well-being Program. Flu vaccinations,  mental health literacy and an employee assistance program are just a few of the health benefits you’ll enjoy as a member of our team
  • Free car parking at Head Office and some Centres
  • Our safety culture unpins all that we do. We are proactive, responsive and agile in ensuring systems which protect our people and the community
  • Supporting your career mission is as important to us as it is you, we have development and performance catch ups with our people to understand their aspirations and how we can best support them.


About Community Services #1

Community Services #1 (CS#1) is a profit for purpose organisation, in the ACT and surrounding NSW regions. Our 200+ employees and volunteers make a difference in the daily lives of the people and families we support through our services designed to meet community needs.

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate and vibrant people who share our vision. We love people who thrive on giving back, who are solution focused, collaborative and truly believe that together we are better.

At the heart of every great change, are great humans who work together doing incredible things to deliver on our shared values of a better community.

Come and join us, bring your ideas and determination to make a difference and together we can create positive long-lasting change.


If this sounds like you, apply now! Indicate your interest by submitting your resume with a cover letter to CS1recruitment@communityservices1.org.

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Riley (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4707.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At Community Services #1 we recognise that our people are multi-dimensional. We take a human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the organisation. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. 

Community Services #1 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. 

We pay our respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their contribution to creating a thriving community through the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Australia’s First Peoples.

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