ID: 182135

Grounds and Maintenance Attendant

Sport Regular - more than 6 months Marburg QLD

About this opportunity

Do you want to help in Advocating for, Promoting & Rehoming of Retired Race Horses, while working with a dedicated team of volunteers across Queensland? We want to hear from you! We are currently seeking skilled individuals who have experience in helping animals in need, to carry out various voluntary roles including the role of a Grounds and Maintenance Attendant. The Standardbred Association Qld (SAQ) is a not-for-profit association, operating throughout Queensland and staffed exclusively by volunteers.

The Role We are looking for an experienced and hands-on Grounds & Maintenance Attendant to join our team. Reporting to the Management Committee, you will assist with repairs and maintenance to facilities and equipment, grounds maintenance, some renovation work and irrigation and waste management. You will also be required to organise working bees where necessary.


  • Available to work a flexible roster across Monday to Sunday as required
  • Fit and energetic
  • A great attitude and willingness to learn
  • Experience in sporting grounds maintenance including renovations an advantage
  • Previous trade employment or handyman skills, plus gardening and grounds keeping knowledge
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of correct manual handling techniques and WHS awareness.
  • A current valid driver’s licence is essential.
  • Undertake other tasks at the request of the Management Committee.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, taking on new tasks as required
  • Ability to perform set tasks efficiently and to a high standard
  • Have passion, drive and commitment
  • Be flexible and confident in engaging others
  • Handy with tools and equipment. Own tools are a bonus as ours are limited,

**Relationships **

  • Reports to the Associations Management Committee • Liaises with the Club Sub Committee • Liaises with all members of SAQ.


  • Accountable to the Associations Management Committee.

If you want to meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, use your skills, build confidence and contribute in a positive way to our community, helping at SAQ is a great place to start! Do you love having fun, love meeting people, love making a difference to animals in needs of our assistance…then we’d love to hear from you!

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . Heavy Lifting .

We are seeking reliable volunteers, aged 18 and over, who are efficient, exhibit a courteous manner, a good attitude and a hard working nature.

If you are interested please send your Resume and a Cover Letter detailing why you want to work at SAQ and why you think you would be a great volunteer for this role. A Position Description is available upon request. The contact email is [email protected]; feel free to ask any questions you may have about this role or other available roles.

Persons aged 55 and above who meet Newstart Allowance eligibility requirements are also encouraged to apply.

Time Required

The estimated time commitment required for this role is approximately 5 - 10 hours per week. Very flexible on days of volunteering. Persons aged 55 and above who meet Newstart Allowance eligibility requirements would need to complete required hours as per Centrelink requirements.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Trades & Maintenance

Onboarding Package prior to commencement of role. Full induction is provided into both the role, and the club. Regular Face to Face or Online Coaching & Mentoring as required.


SAQ's Expenses Policy provides for reimbursement of reasonable, pre-approved expenses incurred while carrying out SAQ business.