Gardener

Job Title:  Gardener (full-time)

Reports To:  Head Gardener

Applications Close: 25 February 2022



POSITION DESCRIPTION



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



PERSON SPECIFICATION



Qualifications


  • Horticulture Level 3+


Experience


  • Experience as a Landscaper / Gardener


Knowledge


  • 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


Other


  • Clean NZ driver licence (essential