• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 14-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/060237HH
  • Job Title: Groundsperson/Gardener
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  • Summary:

Building and Property Services, Dunedin

  • Permanent full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Maintain grounds at both Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals

About us

Building and Property Services are a dedicated and friendly team with a range of skills and expertise including electricians, plumbers, carpenters and project managers to name a few. The team works together to ensure that Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals are maintained and improved to a high standard keeping all of the SDHB buildings safe and looked after.

About the opportunity

We have a full-time opportunity for a talented Gardener/Groundsperson to join our team.

Your main duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Maintenance of grounds including lawn mowing, pruning and general gardening
  • Keeping grounds and plants pest and disease free
  • Building and maintaining relationships with a variety of contractors
  • Ensure safe, compliant and well-presented grounds at all times

About you

We’re looking for someone with a great attitude towards their work who is keen to get stuck in and keep our grounds in tip top shape.

To succeed in this role you’ll need to:

  • have some previous experience in a similar role
  • know how to operate motorised grounds keeping equipment such as ride-on mowers, chainsaw, trimmer etc in a safe manner
  • have good general knowledge of gardening and grounds keeping practices
  • be physically fit – we have a lot of grounds to cover!
  • be a good communicator who enjoys being part of a team as much as you enjoy working on your own.

If you have the experience we’re after and want to join a great team in a physically active role, we’d love to hear from you. This position is currently vacant with a flexible start date.

Why Southland/Dunedin/us etc?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region – and we – can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Friday, 28 February 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: