Queen Elizabeth Park Custodian - Masterton

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Queen Elizabeth Park has been Masterton’s most significant reserve since the late nineteenth century, and most recently has been awarded a green flag to recognise these special qualities.  The role of the park custodian will see you taking the role of ‘kaitiaki’ for this special park, engaging with partners, key stakeholders and the wider community, and ensuring the grounds are in top shape for the community and visitors to enjoy. This role will include but not be limited to park advocacy; community and stakeholder engagement as required, garden maintenance, planting, mowing, cleaning park facilities, rubbish collection, and reactive callouts – response work as reported.

The role is based from our Masterton depot and you will be reporting to the Operations Manager

Success factors:

  • You will be the ‘kaitiaki’ (guardian) of the Queen Elizabeth Park, and you must be able to protect and look after the environment
  • National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 and/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in horticulture is preferred
  • Have the willingness to accept responsibility and ownership of jobs
  • You will be a hard worker with good work ethic, reliable and have an eye for detail
  • You will be able to prioritise, and ability to work within timeframes
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • The ability to comply with health and safety policies
  • Have a full New Zealand car licence
  • The desire to get the job done and work as part of a wider team

Here's what we can offer you

  • To belong to a unique, family orientated company which cares about their people
  • The opportunity to give back to the community
  • An annual tool allowance and $300 annual wellness benefit
  • Performance-based salaries that are reviewed annually
  • We are committed to developing our people and offer opportunities for internal and external training

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a passionate and enthusiastic team, so if your skills and experience match, then we want to hear from you. To apply for this role, click 'apply' or email your CV to hr@rs.kiwi.nz  



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