About the role | Ko te kaupapa

We have an opportunity for a motivated and experienced Gardener to join our Parks & Reserves team based in Rolleston. You will be working with a dedicated team involved primarily in the maintenance of parks and gardens around various areas of the region. We are looking for people who will thrive in their role and make significant contributions to the success of our business.

As a Gardener, you will be responsible for the maintenance of parks and reserves on a reactive or scheduled basis in accordance with contract specifications. This includes garden maintenance, annual bedding displays (planting and maintenance), vegetation control, horticultural spraying, basic weeding, line trimming, and mulching.

CORDE’s maintenance contract covers the entire Selwyn District from the Rakaia River to the Waimakariri River and from Arthur’s Pass village to Lake Ellesmere. Truly a spectacular and beautiful area to work in.

What you’ll bring | Ko ngā pukenga ōu

  • Full Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
  • Qualification in Horticulture Level 4 (desirable)
  • GROWSAFE certificate (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

  • Birthday leave after 1 year, retail discounts and a great working culture!
  • Increased KiwiSaver employer contributions after service milestones
  • Career opportunities through training & development
  • Varied and interesting work everyday
  • 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.