Tuaropaki - Garden & Nursery Assistants x2

21 Jan 2022

Role: Garden & Nursery Assistant

Location: Taupō

We are seeking a self-motivated individual to join our team and contribute to the success of our operations by maintaining our Heritage Seed, Native nursery and Produce gardens. We currently require additional resources to support the maintenance of our produce and heritage seed gardens through our busiest time of year.
The Opportunity:

Tuaropaki Trust is an exciting Maori land organisation with an asset base of over $1 billion. The Trust was formed by 297 families amalgamating their land in the 1950s. Beginning in sheep and beef farming, the Trust was an early developer of geothermal power and now has a diverse portfolio including a geothermal power station, hydrogen energy production, engineering and drilling services, native plant nursery, sustainability centre, as well as dairy, beef and sheep farming. The Trust also has investments in the US and Canada. At the core of this organisation is a desire to drive prosperity for their owners and their families, so there is a strong focus on whanau, the future and sustainability.

With increasing growth across the business, we currently have fixed term positions available at our Sustainability Centre. Situated 30km from Taupo, this is a prime opportunity to join a highly respected horticultural enterprise that is committed to maintaining a business model that places environmental and sustainability practices at its core. This is a fixed term, full time role. We are looking for someone who can start immediately, or as soon as possible. The contract will be for approximately 3 months, ending at the end of April 2022.

What are we looking for?

  • Current clean full drivers’ licence (NZ Class 1)
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative and work alone
  • Willingness to learn new skills and undertake training as required
  • Trustworthy, conscientious and a good team player
  • Physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding tasks, including manual handling and heavy lifting
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Goal oriented
  • Current horticultural qualification will be an advantage
  • Experience using basic garden equipment and/or machinery e.g. ride on lawn mower also desirable

We are a living wage employer and recognise the importance of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. Tuaropaki Trust is here for future generations and they are ready for people who are keen to join them on that journey.

How to apply:

Perhaps you are already in the region or maybe you are looking to make the move for a better life style? Whatever the situation, if this sounds like you, then apply today with your CV and cover letter showing your skills and experience. Join an innovative, exciting organisation with a deep focus on sustainability and performance.

As part of our commitment to wellbeing, all employees must comply with our Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy, which includes pre-employment, reasonable cause and random drug testing in Safety Sensitive work areas. Physical fitness is a requirement. Please note, to interview at our Sites you are required to have double vaccination.

Only NZ citizens, resident holders or holders of a valid NZ work visa need apply

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