Gardeners & Grounds-maintenance opportunities

Date: 18-Jan-2022

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Permanent Positions 
  • Continuous Career Development 
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community
  • Help make Auckland a better place to live in
  • Work around large area of Auckland



The angitūtanga: The opportunity


AIM Services is a Full Facility maintenance provider looking after Auckland's parks, sports fields, streetscape, community buildings, Chamberlain Golf course, Auckland domain and the Airport.


AIM Services is also responsible for the full facilities contracts of the North Shore Memorial Park, Waikumete and Manukau Memorial Garden cemeteries.


We are currently looking for experienced and assistant gardeners and grounds maintenance operators or simply people interested in growing their career in Horticulture to fill different roles in our team.


In these roles you will be generally responsible for maintaining Gardens, shrub and Bush areas in many Parks, Streets, Cycleways and Cemetery environments. You will be performing tasks like weed control by hand, herbicide spray, pruning to promote healthy plant growth, mowing, weed eating, annual bedding, hedge trimming, planting, mulching and general garden and ground maintenance, according to your level of experience and the contract specification.



He kōrero mōu: About you


  • Naturally, you will have passion for green spaces and enjoying working outdoors in all weather.
  • Previous experience in horticulture or soft landscaping would be a bonus.
  • A strong Health and Safety focus is importatnt.
  • Being able to positively interact with other team members & the public, that result in   beneficial outcomes is essential.
  • Have a good ability to pick things up quickly and to offer result oriented options to issues that that may arise.
  • Have a positive attitude to life where you are the answer the not the problem.
  • A Clean full New Zealand Class1 driver licence and ability to drive manual vehicles is a must for this role.
  • Qualifications such as Growsafe or National Certificates Level 3 or 4 in Horticulture are a real bonus but not necessary.
  • A good knowledge of trees shrubs, perennial plant names, common pests (plants & insects) & weeds, would be a distinct advantage.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


You will be joining a hard-working and dedicated team where you will be given the opportunity to grow and improve. AIM Services operate a modern fleet of vehicles, plant and machinery and you will be provided with in-house training and support to help you develop your skill set and career. A competitive wage is on offer and hours of work are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with opportunities for extra overtime work. You will also enjoy a suite of other council benefits for you and our family.


Our friendly and collaborative team are committed to making a positive contribution to the local community and we would love for you to come join us! Please contact Cathy Tiu on 021832719 or email cathy.tiu@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. 


Please note that we will review applications as they are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.


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.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption