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Head Gardener

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Hamilton, Waikato


Gardening and Lawning


2 weeks ago

Application Open

27th Jul 2020 08:00am

Application Close

7th Aug 2020 11:55pm

Takapoto Estate is 240 hectares of terraced farmland set amongst the beautiful shores of Lake Karapiro. It is home to the award-winning Takapoto Angus, Takapoto Wine and also the Takapoto Estate Showjumping arenas. 75 hectares of parkland garden is set on the banks of the Waikato river 26 kilometres south of Cambridge.

Takapoto Estate is looking for a professional, passionate and very experienced head gardener to take a lead role in the working team. You will manage
a small crew and will be very involved in the physical nature of this role. You will be responsible for all 75 hectares of the parkland, ensuring that it is maintained at an exceptional level.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Well organised with great time management skills
  • Work to project deadlines with the upmost attention to detail
  • High energy levels, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal duties
  • Capable of leading a team to produce excellent results
  • Must be able to work independently and be very self-motivated
  • Work alongside the parks team in performing all tasks from the mundane to the critical
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualifications and experience needed:

  • Proven experience in horticulture
  • Experience leading people
  • Full, clean drivers license
  • Grow Safe spray certificates
  • Horticulture/landscaping certificates
  • Basic chainsaw operation certification is advantageous
  • Experience with tractors
  • Native plant and weed maintenance knowledge

This is a fast-paced role, with a high emphasis placed on exceptional results. If you don’t mind rolling your sleeves up and you’re up for the challenge, then we’d love to hear from you.



Please note: This information and all other Takapoto Estate work opportunities including but not limited to grad and graduate, intern and internship, entry level, full time, part time, contractual and fixed term opportunities on waikato.nxtstep.co.nz are not to be re-distributed without permission from Takapoto Estate and NxtStep (AttractHQ Ltd).