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27 May 2018

Christchurch City Council - Ranger, Field Operations

Develop your career as a professional Park Ranger and become part of the Ranger team managing some of the diverse natural areas of Christchurch. From the wild beauty of Banks Peninsula to the secretive wetlands of coastal Christchurch, our residents can enjoy some of the most spectacular and accessible parks in the country.

We are seeking a motivated, field based Ranger who wishes to make a difference to our environment and join the team managing the city's regional parks and diverse natural areas. This team delivers quality parks facilities and services such as natural asset management, education, resource protection and emergency response.

28 May 2018


Hamilton City Council - Arborist

Position Description Hamilton is known for its natural environment, with street and park trees an important feature of the city scape. Our City Parks team is responsible for the physical work on those trees, and is in the market for an Arborist to join our crew.

The role includes the maintenance of established trees across the city, one-off tree removals, routine pruning and the planting of new specimens.

We're after a committed and enthusiastic parks or tree work professional with a recognised arboriculture qualification, relevant experience and competence with the tools of the arboriculture trade.

31 May 2018

Hamilton City Council - Aquatics Facilities Manager

Hamilton Pools needs a new leader.

Part of the Hamilton City Council’s Community Group, our operation covers Waterworld – the region’s largest swimming complex – and Gallagher Aquatic Centre.

It’s an exciting time for our pools operation, as we’re currently partway through a significant $10.7M upgrade of Waterworld. When the upgrade is completed, we’ll have modernised our 40-year-old facility substantially and will be lifting our game.

Our Aquatics Facilities Manager will have the ability to inspire and make a difference to a large and diverse team of recreation/swimming industry professionals. Ideally, we want an experienced leisure or sports industry professional with proven experience in facility management and business development.

31 May 2018

New Plymouth District Council - Lifeguard

The Todd Energy Aquatic Centre is a thriving and fun-filled facility. As a permanent, full-time, Lifeguard you will provide supervision and customer service to all pool users, ensuring that their visit is not only fun but also safe.

We are looking for an experienced lifeguard to join the team to deliver a range of day-to-day operational activities along with poolside supervision. You will ensure a safe environment for all customers in addition to performing water chemical tests. The key to this role is your ability to communicate to all age groups across the community and have a positive, flexible approach to your work.

1 June 2018

Dunedin City Council - Senior Parks and Recreation Planner

Dunedin is an amazing place to live and work, and if you were to ask anyone living here, they’ll tell you that there’s something indescribably special about our city. It’s small enough to feel like you’re part of a community, but big enough to ensure that there’s always something going on. From the great outdoors to arts, culture and education, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Dunedin has so much to offer, so why not come and feel just how special it is?

We are looking for a Senior Parks and Recreation Planner, to join our Parks and Recreation team at Dunedin City Council.

Reporting to the Planning and Partnerships Manager you will take a leadership role in our team, and be responsible for providing professional and technical advice to the Council, the community and other stakeholders. You will lead the development and application of parks policy through advice and project leadership.

1 June 2018

Dunedin City Council - Planning and Partnerships Manager

Dunedin is an amazing place to live and work, and if you were to ask anyone living here, they’ll tell you that there’s something indescribably special about our city. It’s small enough to feel like you’re part of a community, but big enough to ensure that there’s always something going on. From the great outdoors to arts, culture and education, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Dunedin has so much to offer, so why not come and feel just how special it is?

• Lead strategic planning

• Stakeholder relationships and management

• Team leadership

1 June 2018

Central Otago District Council - Cromwell Swim Centre Team Leader

Looking for a new and exciting challenge? Would you like to live and work in Central Otago? Renowned for its climate and outdoor lifestyle, whether mountain biking over our unique landscape or gardening, family activities, arts, heritage or simply enjoying the café scene.

We are looking for a full-time Aquatic Centre Team Leader with a ‘go-getting’ attitude, excellent leadership skills with a strong team approach.

You will be responsible for Centre operations and leading a highly motivated team. You will have proven methods of developing programmes and can demonstrate sound business acumen.

4 June 2018

Hamilton City Council - Arboriculture Supervisor

Hamilton’s green spaces and natural environment are a key feature of the city’s landscape.

Our City Parks team is responsible for maintaining those trees, and needs an on-the-ground leader to oversee the work across Hamilton.

As our Arboriculture Supervisor, you will manage the workflow of the Arboriculture Team to ensure tasks are completed to a high standard and on time. This role also includes overseeing the appropriate maintenance and use of machinery and equipment. You will keep the Team Leader up to speed on tree projects while also working together in leading and motivating staff.

We're after a committed and enthusiastic tree work professional with a recognised arboriculture qualification and relevant leadership experience.

It’s a tight-knit team and we need someone who works well alongside other parks professionals. You need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with your colleagues to meet deadlines and complete work schedules.

4 June 2018


Christchurch City Council - Swim Education Instructors

We're sure you'll agree, Christchurch, as a community, is pretty awesome. At the Council, we take all this awesomeness as a benchmark; creating teams that work together every day to create a city, serving up great experiences and excellent services for our community. Our people are nothing short of awe-inspiring in the level of service and assistance they provide for the people of Christchurch. Sound like you?

Bring your enthusiasm, positive personality and people skills. We will teach you the rest!

The Christchurch City Council's Recreation & Sports Unit provides Christchurch's foremost recreational facilities, and plays a leading role in fitness, aquatic and recreation activities. Join our team and become part of an organisation where we are strongly connected to each other, to our work, and to our city.

8 June 2018

Kapiti Coast District Council - Parks Officer - 12 month Fixed-Term

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individual to join our Parks and Recreation team. You will be part of a fun and dynamic team that is responsible for the development and management of Council's parks and open spaces.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for a period of 12 months.

As a Parks Officer you will have a particular focus on the implementation and maintenance of the recreational Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway (CWB) network. You will also be responsible for the delivery of large projects such as playground upgrades.

This role provides expertise and advice with regard to best practice for the CWB, the district's parks, reserves and related facilities.

20 June 2018

Bigfoot Adventures Limited - Training and Development Manager

About the business

Bigfoot Adventures has been offering Outdoor Adventure Activities since 1995. We are one of few Mobile Operators offering services from Whangarei to Tongariro National Park. We plan, coordinate and deliver tailor made activities for our clients, most of which are schools and corporate groups.

We offer a large range of activities with the most popular being Caving, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Abseiling, Kayaking, Raft Building, Archery and Orienteering. The volume of activities and locations makes this role varied and challenging. To deliver excellence in such a range of activities and locations, we rely on a large pool of instructors. This is a key role in the business to ensure that excellent instructional delivery continues.

24 June 2018

Selwyn District Council - Reserves Officer


Calling all Reserves Officers....yes indeed we are talking to you!

Want to come work in our bustling and expanding team? Fancy yourself as a bit of a well-oiled machine when it comes to being organised and customer focused and someone who prides themselves of working effectively with others?

We are looking to welcome another Reserves Officer to our team, who will continue to ensure the upmost level of service in the upkeep and maintenance of our reserves and camping areas district wide. We consider Selwyn to be a great place to live, work and play and as a Council we work actively with our residents to maintain and enhance these enduring qualities, and to plan for our promising future.

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