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Grounds Person

Advertiser: St Margaret's CollegeMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
2 Dec 2019
Canterbury, Christchurch
Work Type
Full Time
Trades & Services, Gardening & Landscaping

St Margaret's College offers a unique education for girls from Year 1 through to Year 13 for boarding and day girls.  We have a dual pathway with NCEA and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and a strong emphasis on wellbeing and pastoral care as well as academic success. With a commitment to holistic education, balancing academic excellence with a multitude of co-curricular opportunities, St Margaret’s College encourages students and staff to discover their passions and be the very best they can be. A St Margaret’s College education is founded on Anglican values with a focus on service and wellbeing and offered within a modern school environment promoting diversity, innovation, and sustainability. Each student is set up for success, joining a global alumni network of wāhine toa with the courage to embrace change, the confidence to lead, the desire to learn, and the drive to make a positive impact on the world.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated  and enthusiastic Grounds person to join our property team to maintain St Margaret’s College grounds. This role is responsible for all care of the school gardens, grounds maintenance, shared responsibility of lawns, traffic management and general maintenance.

The Person 

Previous experience in landscaping and gardening is essential with a strong understanding of the use of herbicides and fertilisers. This role would suit someone who is willing to “muck in” assisting with event setups of equipment through to helping with shifting of offices, and is passionate about the image of maintaining St Margaret’s property.

Applicants will need to be physically healthy and commit to the vision and values of the College and demonstrate a commitment to be part of a well-resourced and supportive environment.

A Position Description is available on our website

To apply, please send your CV and application letter by email to Fionn Moore, General Manager:

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 13 December 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a gardener?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?

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