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Assistant Gardener

Date: 13-Apr-2019

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Competitive Rate
  • Continuous Career Development 
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

AIM Services is a leading provider of open space and full facility maintenance services, looking after Auckland's parks, sports fields, streets, community buildings, stormwater and the airport. AIM Services is also responsible for the full facilities management contracts for the North Shore, Waikumete and Manukau Memorial cemeteries.

This role will see you as a Groundsperson at North Shore Memorial Park delivering a range of services covering open spaces maintenance including: mowing, gardening, horticultural, hard surfaces, edging, litter control, spraying, and park furniture maintenance.

Working with the local cemetery team to ensure our services align with the cemetery's expectations and operations, minimise interruption to the visitors and meeting the goals of always presenting the site in a well maintained and pleasant state.

While the role will be site specific there could be occasions where you would fill in at another cemetery site, for example during annual leave or high activity demand periods.

The type of outcome focussed people we are seeking will have the ability and enthusiasm to work in a multi-skilled team to provide a total package of superior service to the sites.

The role will offer you a great opportunity to develop skills across the whole of range of site delivery requirements, rather than a single skillset, e.g. just gardening.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Naturally, you will have passion and flair for Gardening. A strong Health and Safety focus is essential. Previous experience in horticulture, landscaping, or a similar background would be an advantage. Strong people skills and the ability to build and maintain strong positive relationships with key stakeholders would be key determinants to your success in this role. Attitude to seek the right solutions to challenges and continuous improvements would help you succeed in this role. 

A clean full New Zealand drivers’ licence (manual) is essential for this role, and a Growsafe certificate is beneficial for this role but not required as training can be provided.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

An amazing team environment. At AIM Services we value team participation and are proud to be contributing to Auckland Council’s vision of creating a world class city. You will be given an attractive pay, as well as continuous ongoing growth and development. 

This is a casual opportunity with rostered shifts between Monday to Friday.

Our friendly and collaborative team are committed to making a positive contribution to Auckland’s community, and we’d love for you to come join us! 

Please note this position is deemed as safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process. Please note the official title for this role is Assistant.