Gardener

The Wood Lifecare 2007 Ltd

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Update day: 14-08-2022

Location: Nelson Tasman

Category: Health / Medical Care

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Job type: Full time

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Arvida’s The Wood Retirement Village is a retirement village in central Nelson with a friendly community and family orientated focus.

Our Gardener whose been with us for three years is leaving, and we are looking for an experienced gardener to take the reins 32 hours per week. Our residents are the centre of everything we do and our dedicated Gardener strives to ensure our Residents enjoy park like gardens. The Gardener is responsible for the maintenance and development of all the gardens, lawns and landscaping within the village, in accordance with an existing framework, schedule and budget. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic senior Gardener looking for their next big property to manage. The ideal candidate will have an eye for design, extensive knowledge of plants and their habits, and an interest in organics and sustainability. Perhaps you have a contracting background or have worked on large estates and are now looking to concentrate your efforts into one site? This is a physical job and a high standard of fitness is required.

Experience/Knowledge Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years in a similar role or 5 years horticultural experience
  • Strong understanding of habitats, plants, growth patterns
  • Demonstrated competence in a similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices
  • Ability to maintain a clean and tidy work environment at all times
  • Full NZ Drivers Licence for the Village’s small van

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly motivated, flexible and able to take initiative
  • The ability to work cohesively with other teams, and be highly responsible and reliable
  • The ability to focus attention on our resident needs while remaining calm and courteous

What we can offer:

  • A competitive market pay rate
  • An experienced and supportive culture
  • An engaging and positive work environment
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic village team

As part of our ongoing commitment to our resident’s’ safety, police checks will be requested for the successful applicant. As we are an Essential Service business, you should be prepared to work during any civil emergency, and during all COVID levels. Applicants must hold New Zealand Citizenship, New Zealand Permanent Residency, or a Valid New Zealand Work Permit.

To apply please pick up an application form from The Wood Retirement Village,

156 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson or email: reception@thewood.co.nz

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