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Senior Gardener and Gardeners

Permanent full-time - multiple vacancies

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 5628392

Put your horticulture qualification to good use, in a job where the Invercargill gardens are your new workplace!

Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools and amazing facilities. With Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on our doorstep, we are uniquely situated to enable easy exploration of the region's world-famous ski fields, lakes and wineries. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights, Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington are within easy reach. All good reasons why working for Invercargill City Council is a great career and lifestyle choice.

We have a number of full-time opportunities for Gardeners and a Senior Gardener to join our Parks Operations team in an exciting, diverse role, maintaining our local parks and gardens for the whole community to enjoy. Your day-to-day could be anything from planting and caring for trees, shrubs and bedding plants to weed and pest control, to path and track maintenance as well as general gardening and maintenance work. Part of your role will include the operation and maintenance of a range of small to heavy machinery, tools and equipment, and you could be involved in some volunteer rural fire fighting - didn't we say this role was diverse?

You'll get to enjoy working with a tight-knit, passionate group of people who pride themselves on the quality of their work and have a genuine love of horticulture and working outdoors!

So, what do you need to get your foot in the door? The essentials are a current full NZ driver's licence and a formal qualification and experience in horticulture, as well as an Approved Handler and/or Growsafe certificate. If you have traffic management experience and an STMS certificate, that's even better! You'll bring your people skills, awesome can-do attitude and high level of personal motivation, and we'll provide a great environment for you to work in, plus all the support and development opportunities you'll need to go far in this career path!

Our successful candidates will join us in these permanent full-time positions with a start date to be confirmed.

Get your hands dirty and dig into a role with Parks Operations!

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting as per the Children's Act 2014 and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full position description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

With the current border and quarantine restrictions in place, successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.


Applications Close: 25 Sep 2021