Gardener - Custodian

Listed 15 days Ago
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Government - Local/Federal

Employing over 500 staff in one of the most stunning locations in the country, Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of a dynamic community. Our services are essential to the people in our region and include infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. 

We’re proud to be QLDC, and in response to the growth the district has experienced over recent years the QLDC organisation has itself experienced substantial growth. We genuinely believe in developing our people and providing them with all the tools and opportunities needed to succeed. 

Looking for a role that will allow you to work within and for our communities? Get in touch with us today! 

The Role

We are looking for a full time Town Custodian/Gardener to join our Wanaka based team. A crucial role in keeping our communities safe and looking their best, this is an exciting opportunity to play your part. Taking responsibility for horticulture work throughout our parks and reserves as well as managing the cleanliness of our town centre for both residents and visitors. 

The roles involve:

  • Ensuring Wanaka garden areas are kept in a clean and tidy condition, in accordance with approved horticultural practices
  • Identifying issues, defects and resolving these via own efforts or working with relevant contractors
  • Maintaining, renovating and developing shrub, flower and rose bed areas, weeding, hoeing, leaf removal, mulching and spraying of weeds and for disease control 
  • Being prepared if and when required to respond to Rural Fire, Snow events and Civil Defence emergencies.

About you

You’ll be no stranger to hands on work and will enjoy the satisfaction that comes from seeing your work pay off. With strong people skills, you’ll enjoy speaking with the public to help resolves issues and inform them of what’s going on. You’ll also build strong relationships with retailers and property mangers to gain their support. Due to the nature of this role, you’ll be required to work weekends, public holidays, and evenings on a rostered basis. 

In addition to this, you’ll:

  • Have a current clean and full driver's licence
  • Have a good level of physical fitness as the role involves heavy lifting and operating machinery 
  • Be able to prioritise and effectively manage multiple jobs
  • Enjoy working autonomously 

How to apply

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our knowledgeable team. We offer discounted access to our health and fitness facilities, subsidised health insurance, and extra leave awarded with years of service along with a genuine commitment to your training and progression. 

To apply, please head to and apply online with your CV and Cover Letter.

Please direct any questions to Craig Cardie, Supervisor Wanaka – Parks Delivery on 027 482 2883

Applications close 5pm Monday 20th February