Employer: Wellington City Council

Role: Arborist

Location: Wellington

Closes: 24 November 2020

  • Passionate about our environment?

  • Enjoy being part of a passionate motivated team?

  • Looking to contribute your skills and expertise to enhance Wellington's urban forest?

Looking for an opportunity to join a motivated and skilled team responsible for the maintenance and care of Wellingtons tree population? If you are a level 3 or above qualified arborist looking for an exciting and dynamic working environment, this position may be just right for you.

The Parks Operations team provide a crucial customer facing support service, ensuring the city's residents and visitors enjoy a well-managed and maintained environment. The tree team play a crucial role ensuring that Wellington's trees are safe and well managed for everyone to enjoy and benefit from. Join the team and experience the satisfaction of contributing to make Wellington City a green and great place to be. Our team is responsible for;

  • Day to day maintenance of over 14,000 street trees and 700km of road network

  • Maintaining Wellington's Parks and Reserves, including Karori cemetery, Botanic Gardens and Town Belt

  • Contributing to the safe and efficient day to day running of the team and its resources

In this role, you will be responsible for carrying out all operations relating to tree works and assist with the development of the Arboriculture team. You will gain experience in a vast array of arboriculture work including complex tree removals in Karori cemetery, fine pruning in the botanic gardens, road network maintenance and risk assessing trees throughout the city. You will be part of a passionate team who care for trees and hold themselves and their work to the highest standard

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their career within the industry and broaden their skillset. You will also develop and expand your skillset with an organisation that values and encourages training opportunities

As well as being passionate about trees and working as part of a team you'll also have the following:

  • Level 3 qualification or above in Arboriculture

  • A professional manner and a demonstrated commitment to providing a safe and efficient working environment for you and your team

  • A keen interest to develop your skills, experience and qualifications

Because this is a safety sensitive role, all the shortlisted candidates will have to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Please note that all the staff in this team will be subject to random testing as well.

If this sounds like you, click the apply button to make an application and/or to view the position description. All applications must be submitted online. For more information please contact Joshua Symes, Team Manager Arboriculture, on 021 227 8393 or via

Applications will close Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.


NZ Arboricultural Association​

1/23 Alma St, Buxton Sq, Nelson

PO Box 1193, Nelson 7040

04 472 6330

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