Senior Arborist (Hastings)

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Published By

Recreational Services

Published Date

6 June 2022

Job Location

Hastings, New Zealand

About the Job

Recreational Services is exceptionally proud to be working with the Hastings District Council service provider to maintain the iconic New Zealand region's many parks, playgrounds and cemeteries. Like many others, we have been blown away by the region's natural beauty and are excited by the Council's vision for the future.


Recreational Services is a business that offers full facility parks maintenance services, operating across New Zealand. Recreational Services prides itself on its very special culture committed to professionalism, ownership, people, and knowledge.


As the Senior Arborist, you will be reporting to the Operations Manager and driving the Arboriculture team's day-to-day activities to achieve excellence and pride in what they do. You will maintain a hands-on approach, taking ownership of all areas of responsibility which include but not limited to, tree care work, tree assessments, programming works, and liaisons with the Hastings District Council and key stakeholders. You will manage your own workload, be extremely self-driven, and have the means to work flexible hours.


The Success Factors

This is a great opportunity for applicants who enjoy a daily hands-on approach, leading staff to achieve deadlines and exceed client expectations.


  • You will have a New Zealand Diploma in Arboriculture - Level between 4-6 (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 3+ years of proven practical industry experience

  • Be able to demonstrate sound leadership skills and enthusiasm to motivate a team

  • Be able to demonstrate strong organisational and planning skills to coordinate and manage workloads

  • A current full driver's license with the ability to drive a manual vehicle is essential and preferably a class 2 license

  • You will demonstrate a positive attitude towards working safely

  • You will be reliable, punctual, cooperative, and maintain positive working relationships.

  • You will have excellent communication and record-keeping skills

  • You will be committed to being part of a wider team with a strong work ethic


Here is what we can offer you

  • To belong to a unique, family orientated company which cares about their people

  • A work-life balance so you can spend time with the people you care about

  • The opportunity to give back to the community

  • To receive an annual tool allowance, work phone (including 1GB data) and an annual $300 wellness benefit

  • Performance-based salaries that are reviewed annually

  • We are committed to developing our people and offer opportunities for internal and external training


This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a new team. To submit your CV and cover letter click the 'Apply' button. For any questions, email chelsea@rs.kiwi.nz