About the role | Ko te kaupapa

We are looking for an experienced Arborist to come and join our Parks and Reserves team based in Rolleston. This role involves the full spectrum of arboriculture work including planting native regenerative sites and specimens, pruning street and park trees, young tree structure pruning as well as pruning and removal of large trees. You will be responsible for maintaining the equipment being used and for completing work to contract specification on a scheduled and reactive basis.

The successful applicant will ideally have or be working towards their NZQA Certificate in Horticulture Level 4. You will also need to be willing to learn, have a positive outlook and lots of energy, as this is a physically demanding role.

So, if you have a passion for climbing and want to work with a superb team of industry professionals, we’d love to hear from you!

What you’ll bring | Ko ngā pukenga ōu

  • NZQA Certificate in Horticulture Level 4 – Arboriculture (desirable)
  • Full Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
  • Class 2 Driver Licence (desirable)
  • Grow Safe Certificate (desirable)
  • Traffic Management – TTM (desirable)
  • Physically fit and self-motivated
  • Health and Safety conscious with a positive attitude
  • Able to work as part of a team and to deadlines


What we bring | He aha ta tatou kawe mai

  • Get your birthday off after one year!
  • Discounts with local and national businesses
  • KiwiSaver employer contribution above standard entitlements
  • Training and career development opportunities within a highly skilled and experienced team
  • An innovative company with diverse projects

The company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug, and alcohol test prior to employment.

Our values | Ngā Uaratanga

Trustworthy | Whakawhirinaki – People You Can Rely On

Teamwork | Mahi Tahi – People Who Work Together

Guardianship | Kaitiakitanga – People Who Protect Our Place

How to apply | Me pēhea te tono

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Or email your CV and Cover Letter to recruit@corde.nz.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa