Current Vacancies (updated 11/08/2015)

Christchurch Team Leader – Horticulture

In this role the successful applicant will work closely with employees, driving the day to day activities, helping to build a team who are focused and driven to achieve excellence and pride in what they do. They will maintain a hands-on approach, taking ownership of all areas within their responsibility, supporting the Senior Operations Manager in terms of people and performance management, quality control and auditing, budgetary reviews, and plant maintenance, in order to meet divisional priorities. They will manage their own workload, be extremely self-driven, and have the means to work flexible hours.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A relevant horticultural qualification is preferred OR a wide range of horticultural skills and experience
  • Strong organisational and planning skills to coordinate and manage workloads
  • Proven experience overseeing projects and managing work schedules
  • Leadership skills with an enthusiasm to motivate a team
  • Experience in effective communication between key stakeholders, clients, interest groups and employees

If this role sounds like you and you are looking for that next challenge then please email your expression of interest to Emily Blackwood or contact  021 782 407. 


Assistant Accountant - Auckland

This role is for an assistant accountant who is looking to expand their skillset and take on some employee management responsibilities.

Based on the North Shore, you will be reporting to the Company Accountant and assisting with the following tasks:

  • Financial accounts
  • Monthly management reports
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • IRD/PAYE, GST and FBT returns
  • Asset register maintenance
  • Assisting in variance reporting and analysis
  • Back up for accounts receivable function
  • Ad-hoc projects

What do you need?

  • 5-10 years accounting experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Be a self starter, who is highly motivated and organized
  • Ability to work within a fast paced environment
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good customer service skills
  • Intermediate excel skills, with strong accuracy, numeracy and data processing abilities
  • Aptitude for learning new software and using it to your advantage
  • Team player with a sense of humor
  • Aspiring to become a CA

If this sounds like your next career opportunity, please email your CV, cover letter and academic transcript to or contact Emily on 021 782 407 for any questions.


Trainee Gardener - Auckland

We have a great permanent full-time opportunity for a Trainee Gardener who wants to join our Auckland North Horticulture team and utilize their current knowledge and experience or develop in the field of Horticulture.This position is located from our Silverdale depot.

Using a wide range of horticultural equipment you will be tasked with general garden maintenance duties which will include plant identification, plant layout, planting, pruning, spraying, weed control and rubbish collection. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Have the desire for ensuring that every job they complete is of top quality
  • Enjoy hard physical work, getting stuck in and working with the elements
  • Be hardworking, reliable, organised with strong work ethics
  • Hold a current driver's licence


  • For internal and external training
  • To receive an annual tool allowance
  • Wellness benefit
  • Competitive pay for performance salaries, that are reviewed annually
  • For advancement in team and company
  • For internal and external training

If you're interested in this opportunity please email Emily at, or call on 021 782 407.


Trainee Landscaper - Auckland

We are looking for a full-time, permanent applicant to fill a unique position as a Landscape trainee, working within our Auckland North Projects contract. The role will include all aspects of hard and soft landscaping for example constructing fences, installing bollards and sign posts, replacing concrete paths and planting works.

This role will suit an applicant with a keen interest to work in green space construction, who can maintain a high attention to detail, in order to meet the high standards set for the team. Experience is not essential but would be an advantage, however full training will be provided to the right applicant.

The successful applicant will:

  • Show the right attitude and have the willingness to study and learn from both a practical and theory perspective
  • Be a reliable and hard worker, with a strong desire to get the job done
  • Hold a current full driver’s licence

In return Recreational Services will provide on the job training and assessment and an experienced mentor to work with you to achieve your goals!

If you’re excited about this opportunity, forward an expression of interest to Emily Blackwood or call 021 782 407.


Team Manager – Landscape Building – Auckland

Due to expansion we have a newly created position, working primarily with our client, Auckland Council. This position requires a highly organised and self-motivated team manager, who will deliver on landscaping construction, for a wide range of project works.

You will also take full ownership with the co-ordination of a team to ensure project completion with in specifications.

Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Assist with pricing/design and build of small projects
  • Site supervision and construction work from plans to completion.
  • Ensuring legal and company compliance with health and safety, consents and building standards.
  • Managing a team to ensure contract standards and deadlines are met.

Successful applicants will have previous experience or be able to able to demonstrate the following:

  • A proven work history in landscaping construction or a building background.
  • Able to manage a team of landscaping and construction members.
  • Able to read detailed construction plans and project manage them to completion
  • Be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and key stakeholders.
  • Desire to achieve deadlines and exceed client expectations.
  • Manage sub-contractors.

Please send your CV by email to



STMS L2/3 Practicing (Traffic Planner) – Auckland

We are looking for candidates who hold a Level 2/3 STMS practicing certificate, and will take responsibility and ownership for all internal traffic management planning requirements for our Auckland North maintenance contract involving horticulture /mowing. This will involve the creation and implementation of TMP's on Level 2 and Leve1 sites across the Auckland North area.

To be successful in this role you will bring previous Traffic Management planning experience, a solutions-oriented attitude, excellent leadership qualities and communication skills, and a hands-on approach to deliver quality TMP outcomes. Worked with Rapid Plan would be an advantage.

This role will involve elements of both computer planning and also the hands on traffic management.

As a TMP you will have:   

  • Experience in creating and implementing TMP's
  • A hands-on delivery approach to internal and external customers
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills to co-ordinate people and plans to meet TMP requirements
  • Flexibility with hours
  • An excellent understanding of the code of practise and working with the local road supplement
  • A strong awareness for Health & Safety practices
  • Proven experience and success in site set ups

Qualifications you will have:

  • L2/3 STMS practicing qualification
  • Current Class 2 drivers licence

If you are interested in this role please email your CV to or call Emily on 021 782 407



Horticulturist Christchurch

Passion for plants and working in the 'Garden City'?

If love hard physical work, getting stuck in and working with the elements then this is a great opportunity for you. Using a wide range of horticultural equipment you will be tasked with general garden maintenance duties which will include plant identification, plant layout, planting and pruning, gardening, spraying and weed control and other general gardening maintenance related duties.

To succeed in a horticulturist role you will..

  • Have a relevant New Zealand qualification (or equivalent) in amenity horticulture (Level 4 Advanced)
  • A minimum of two years previous practical experience in amenity horticulture maintenance
  • Hold a minimum of a full New Zealand car licence
  • Have the willingness to accept responsibility and ownership of jobs
  • Be able to prioritise, and ability to work within timeframes
  • Be a hard worker, physically fit and the strong desire to get the job done

This is a fantastic chance to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team, so if your experience and qualifications match, we would love to hear from you.

Please forward a CV to Emily at or contact Emily on 021 782 407


Weed eater Christchurch

We have a weed eater role available, this role is perfect from someone looking to begin or build on their current hands on skills. The role involves working across the beautiful garden city in a Christchurch based team of 50. You will be working closely with our mowing team to complete the weed eating and edging of our parks and reserves, and other related duties

The successful applicant will:

  • Previous relevant experience using a weed eater is an advantage
  • Have the desire for ensuring that every job they complete is of top quality
  • Be hardworking, reliable, organised with strong work ethics
  • Hold a current driver's licence

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then please email your CV to Emily at or call 021782407 if you have any questions.



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