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Published By

Christchurch City Council

Published Date

8 March 2023

Job Location

Christchurch, New Zealand

About the Job

Working at the Christchurch City Council gives you an opportunity to collectively enrich this city we call home. You'll make a positive impact on our future while enjoying a rewarding career full of opportunities.

Working within the Community Parks team, this pivotal role is responsible for the delivery of services relating to publicly owned park trees throughout the city, ensuring the levels of service provided are fit for purpose for the safety, enjoyment and use parks. As the face of Council tree management, you will act as the Service Managers Representative for the protection of park tree assets.

What's involved:

  • Maintaining current working knowledge of all laws and regulations that relate to arboriculture is      crucial as you will be called upon for expert technical advice and to make recommendations for decisions relating to tree assets

  • You will provide excellent customer service to residents, Council staff and stakeholders alike

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships are also      must-haves, as you will present at Community Board meetings to elected members and the public and provide them with prompt and accurate responses

About you

With a high level of autonomy, your attention to detail and organisational skills will come into play. It's important that you know how to connect on all levels, from field operations to a governance level as you'll be liaising with various stakeholders.

  • We require a relevant tertiary qualification

  • Significant experience in tree management

  • A full current driver's licence

If you are passionate about the future of the environment and would like to provide sustainable environmental solutions, then this is your opportunity to join a diverse, multi-faceted organisation.

Work with likeminded individuals on projects, services and facilities for our communities and environment. To find out more apply today with an up to date CV.

Feel like you don't meet every single requirement of the job description?

Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Christchurch City Council, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.

Additional information:

Hours of work - Full-time
Salary - $70,422 to $90,293 per annum
Location - This position is primarily based at Central City

Whilst staff working at the Christchurch City Council are not currently required to be vaccinated, applicants need to be aware that should the COVID-19 environment change, roles across the organisation will be assessed, and the requirement to be vaccinated may be reviewed.

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