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Published By

Christchurch City Council

Published Date

5 November 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. Work with likeminded individuals on projects, services and facilities for our communities and environment. You'll make a positive impact on our future while enjoying a rewarding career full of opportunities - Christchurch City Council, where it's possible to love what you do.

About the role

Working within the 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 tree assets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintaining a current working knowledge of all laws and regulations that relate to arboriculture

  • Offering expert technical advice and to make recommendations for decisions relating to tree assets

  • Provide excellent customer service to residents, Council staff and stakeholders alike

About you

You will have effective communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships, as you will present at Community Board meetings to elected members and the public and provide them with prompt and accurate responses. This role requires you to work with a high level of autonomy, your attention to detail and organisational skills re essential as 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.

Requirements of the role

  • 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.

To find out more and to join an awesome team who strive to be the best - apply now!

Working for the Christchurch City Council allows you to contribute directly to the community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents and visitors. You will also benefit from:

  • Access to training programmes, workshops, and development opportunities

  • Collaboration - exposure to wider areas of the organisation

  • Benefits - a variety of benefits for Council staff from health schemes to retail discounts.

Through collaboration, innovation, and a strong commitment to community, the council provides an environment where one's skills and passions can shine, making it an exceptional choice for those seeking purpose and impact in their career.

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 - Permanant, Full time 
Location - This position is primarily based at The Botanic Gardens 
Salary -

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date. This means we reserve the right to close a job ad before the advertised close date.

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