Open Spaces (Grounds Maintenance & Soft Landscaping)

Open Spaces (Grounds Maintenance & Soft Landscaping)

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About Us

Grounds & Services Limited (GSL) is based in Hornby, Christchurch and has been providing landscape, grounds maintenance, civil construction and roading maintenance services for the past 25 years.

Our Open Spaces division has a long-established reputation for providing a diverse range of services, including ground spraying, pest plant control, soft landscaping, hydro seeding, sports turf development and maintenance, roadside and specialist mowing and native habitat restoration. GSL primarily operates in the Canterbury area, with existing grounds maintenance, civil construction, landscaping and gardening contracts extending from the Kaikoura Coast in the North to the Waitaki River in the South and West to the Southern Alps.

Our teams take pride and are passionate about the work they do and the environments they enhance and maintain. These environments are varied and could be sports fields, highway roadsides, urban or coastal parks, schools, large scale civil construction projects or private residences. We also partner with community groups to restore their local park as a native wilderness.

Our team of horticulturists, registered chemical applicators and grounds maintenance specialists have the expertise and experience to train, guide and assess the necessary competencies for anyone passionate about entering this industry and who has a willingness to learn. You will appreciate the strength of being in a supportive team environment and the feeling of belonging you get by being part of the GSL family.

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The Opportunity

Business is booming and we are currently in another growth spurt. We are seeking those that share our love of the environment, possess a can-do positive attitude and who take pride in their high standard of work. You will have the ability to gel with our team and be prepared to get stuck in and complete whatever tasks are required. You will enjoy being physically active during the day as the role involves activities such as weedeating, knapsack spraying and planting.

You will play an important part in our Open Spaces and Landscaping teams and be passionate about your work that positively impacts the environment and the city you live in. Team and cultural fit are very important to us. Our team pride themselves on being agile and flexible to consistently evolve as required and deliver the best outcomes to our clients. We value our team and the contributions they make to our company and to the environment.

Whether you have expertise in horticulture, pest plant control or grounds maintenance or you want to enter the industry and learn the ropes as you earn, we would welcome your interest in joining our team.

What You'll Bring

Energetic and positive attitude with an enjoyment for physical work and the great outdoors

A passion for working in an environmentally sustainable workplace

Pride in ensuring all work undertaken is to the highest standard

Impressive ability to communicate and work well in our team

Respect for people, differing views and opinions, property, company plant and equipment

A full driver license with the ability to operate a manual vehicle

Experience or previous understanding of horticulture, landscaping, chemical application or grounds maintenance awesome but no previous skills essential

In return, we will provide a safe and positive working environment, full uniform including PPE and a culture that encourages development through training and teamwork. As a family-owned business we care about our team and are passionate about providing a supportive and healthy work/life balance for all employees.

If you want to pursue a career pathway in a business that has a solid purpose this may be the type of culture you are looking for. Please apply by submitting a cover letter and your current CV.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. You will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, a background check and have a current Covid-19 vaccine passport.