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Job Title:  Gardener (full-time)

Reports To:  Head Gardener


Position Purpose

  • To assist with garden maintenance and landscaping jobs as assigned

  • Assist in landscape construction projects as per agreed design

  • Deliver gardening projects in accordance with clients’ expectations

Main Tasks

  • Mow, trim and fertilize green spaces

  • Mulch, edge, and weed gardens

  • Prune and trim small trees and bushes

  • Maintain all gardening equipment and machinery, like mowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers

  • Report any vehicle, tool, machinery issues to the Manager

The above list is not exhaustive and the role may change to meet the overall objectives of the company.

Other Duties

  • Deal with pest problems that could damage plants

  • Keep assigned vehicle in good working, clean order

Required Qualities

  • Professional approach

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Organisational and time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

Desired Competencies

  • Initiative

  • Tenacity

  • A positive approach to change



  • Horticulture Level 3+


  • Experience as a Landscaper or Gardener


  • Horticultural knowledge – local pests, native plants, fertilizers, soil building

  • Health and safety regulations for landscaping

Skills & Competencies

  • Customer service focused: committed to providing exceptional customer service across all channels – written, phone and face to face.

  • Communication: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience.

  • Attention to detail: excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally.

  • Time management/organisation: accomplish objectives effectively within the time frame given and carry out administrative duties within a portfolio in an efficient and timely manner.

Personal Attributes

  • The ability to lift heavy objects

  • The ability to remain on your feet for long periods of time

  • Confident manner

  • Positive approach to change

  • Honest and loyal


  • Clean NZ driver licence is essential

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