Parks Maintenance Assistant - Invercargill City Council

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and join a future focused Council.

Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. We're known for our lush green spaces like Queens Park, our long summer daylight hours and our local legend Burt Munro. Our city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach, the Waihōpai River, a lively restaurant scene and a sensible gridded layout with wide streets and a 10-minute drive to work.

We are in a chapter of immense growth, building a vibrant city centre and reinvigorating our culture and spaces, and this is an exciting time to join a Council that is focused on the future of our people and our city.

We are seeking an energetic and motivated Parks Maintenance Assistant to join our dynamic Parks Operations team on a permanent full-time basis. With your genuine interest in horticulture and passion for working outdoors with plants, you will be responsible for all aspects of ornamental, horticultural, general gardening and maintenance work in Invercargill and surrounds

Our ideal candidate will have;

  • A full New Zealand driver's licence - Class 1 with confident manual driving skills
  • A formal horticultural qualification is desirable however is not essential
  • Prior experience and a passion for horticultural activities
  • The ability work unsupervised and follow health and safety requirements
  • A good level of fitness and agility
  • Motivation to do a great job and commitment to best practice

Your commitment to get the job done will mean you have the flexibility to work extra hours and weekends as required. We'll provide your tools, and dare we say it, wet weather gear and can offer you encouragement to further develop your skills.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our region but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

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 job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on (03) 211 1777.

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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.

To apply for this job go to

Reference code 6342047.

Applications close 11 June 2023


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