Pakuranga College is a large, multicultural decile 7 school. We are committed to an academic focus within a supportive and student centred environment.


To apply for any positions please complete the form below and send it to us along with your cover letter, latest resume and list of references.

Grounds Person and Gardener – Full Time, Permanent Position

Pakuranga College is seeking to employ an experienced grounds person and gardener to join our Property Team.

This is a permanent full time position for 40 hours per week, 52 weeks of the year.

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Collective Agreement. Remuneration will be based on the experience of the successful applicant.

The primary role of this position is to ensure that the College Grounds are maintained to a high standard.

The position will include tasks such as:

  • Turf management in consultation with Contractor
  • Sports Field preparation
  • Weed control –spraying (Growsafe Certificate)
  • Landscaping and plant care
  • Garden maintenance
  • Applicable machinery operation and maintenance
  • Day to day management of the lawn mowing contract

The successful applicant will have:

  • A passion for working outdoors
  • Experience with Turf Management including irrigation systems
  • Physical fitness (some lifting involved)
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Sound knowledge of plant care and grounds maintenance
  • Knowledge of chemical application
  • Health and Safety regulations understanding
  • Experience in using job related machinery
  • Current full drivers licence
  • Good communication skills

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Vet Check.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Applications close 5pm 23 February 2018

Please apply in writing including a cover letter, CV, application guidelines (click on the link at the top of this page) and at least two referees to:

Carol Robinson

Executive Officer


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