We are seeking an Experienced Landscape Gardener and/or a Landscape Gardening Team Leader from the UK to join our highly skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team. To be considered for the Experienced Landscape Gardener position, we are looking for a skilled Amenity Horticulturist with at least 3 years’ experience.  The Team Leader role would suit someone who is a capable Gardener with interest/experience in people leadership, ready to take the next step in their Horticulture career or alternatively someone who is already operating at a Team Leader level.

Both roles are full-time, permanent positions, where no two days will be the same. You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of some of Auckland’s best gardens. For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you:

  • Contribution towards your relocation costs;
  • Fulfilling role in New Zealand, doing rewarding work;
  • Fun team environment;
  • Excellent hourly rate
  • Five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave, (plus 12 days of Bank Holidays, which we call “Public Holidays” here in NZ).

In return, we ask that you are:

  • Willing and able to relocate to New Zealand;
  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • A skilled amenity horticulturalist, with relevant experience;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a clean driver’s licence (restricted or full is fine by us!).

If that sounds like a bit of you, we would love to meet you at our Second Nature Meet ’n’ Greet event in E8 London on either Thurs 28 July at 6pm or Sat 30 July at 2.30pm. An additional session will be held north of London, if there is the demand for it.

If you are interested in having a conversation about making the move to New Zealand and potentially joining our team please apply using the form on the right of this screen, where you can upload your CV and cover letter.  Make sure you let us know which Meet ‘n’ Greet event you would prefer to attend in your application.

We are seeking a Team Leader or an Experienced Gardener to join our highly-skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team.  This role would suit someone who is already a Team Leader, or alternatively a capable Gardener with interest/experience in people leadership, ready to take the next step in their Horticulture career.  We are looking for a Team Leader who will run a small team of 1-2 gardeners.  This is a full-time, permanent position, where no two days will be the same.  You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of some of Auckland’s best gardens.For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you a promising career path, rewarding work, a fun team environment, an excellent hourly rate and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?In return, we ask that you are:

  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • Skilled and experienced in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance with experience in a similar role;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • Ready and able to take the next step into a leadership role as a Team Leader;
  • Able to lead, train and inspire others;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a full, clean driver’s licence.

It’s not a deal-breaker for us, but irrigation experience would be a strong advantage.Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible and will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

We are seeking an experienced gardener to join our highly-skilled and dedicated professional Garden Care team. This is a permanent position where no two days will be the same. You will be responsible for looking after a portfolio of our beautiful gardens.

We are open to suitable candidates working part-time (minimum of 3 days per week), full-time, or maybe part-time moving into full-time! We are willing to be flexible for people with star qualities wanting to join our Garden Care team.

For the right individual, with proven experience in all aspects of landscape garden maintenance, we can offer you a promising career path, rewarding work, a fun team environment, an excellent hourly rate and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?

In return, we ask that you are:

  • Passionate about gardens and working outdoors;
  • A skilled amenity horticulturalist, with relevant experience;
  • Fit and able to cope with physically demanding tasks, such as hedge trimming;
  • Committed to excellence, with an eye for detail and an affinity for garden design;
  • An effective team player;
  • Organised and an effective communicator;
  • Holding a clean driver’s licence (restricted or full is fine by us!).

It’s not a deal-breaker for us, but irrigation experience would be a strong advantage.

Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible and will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Skilled Landscaper to join our experienced and talented Construction Division.  Our landscape construction team undertake a wide range of outdoor construction projects, often working closely and collaborating with architects, garden designers and engineers.  Projects are often prototypes that require attention to detail, creativity and an ability for problem solving “on the fly.”  They range in size and complexity from small and highly detailed through to large scale projects, implemented from conceptual designs.

In addition to a fulfilling role, we offer a competitive hourly rate and have recently increased our Annual Leave entitlement to 5 weeks.  Our people work incredibly hard and deserve the time off to rest and recuperate.  Time off with family and friends is incredibly important, this has been highlighted since COVID-19 has kept us apart and our hope in increasing our Annual Leave offering is that this will facilitate you living a balanced life.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in the construction or landscaping industry;
  • Be result-oriented and able to solve problems, all in a day’s work;
  • Have an eye for detail and be committed to quality outcomes;
  • Be able to interpret conceptual drawings and convert these into reality;
  • Be an effective communicator and organiser;
  • Be a team-player, hard-working, honest, and reliable.

While it is not a deal-breaker for us, it would be great if you also:

  • Have a current, full, clean NZ Driver’s Licence (and can drive a manual vehicle);
  • Have experience and take pride in producing highly detailed timber work;
  • Are interested in mentoring and training our less experienced Construction team members.

We typically work Monday-Friday from 7.30am – 4pm, with a bit of flexibility based on the client’s site availability.

Applicants for this position must be a NZ citizen, resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.

If this all sounds like a bit of you, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for the successful applicant to start soon and will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

We now have an exciting opportunity for you to join our landscape planting team.  The field of amenity horticulture is an increasingly significant element in the landscape industry.  The work is creative, rewarding, varied and outdoors.  At times, the work is very physical and out in all elements, so is not suited to the frail or faint-hearted!

We seek applicants who:

  • Have genuine passion for the outdoors;
  • Like plants (well that’s a given), but that you have a genuine interest in creativity, gardens, soils and plants;
  • Are motivated, hard-working, honest and reliable;
  • Are an effective communicator and a team player;
  • Have a current, clean NZ Driver’s Licence (Full or Restricted is fine by us);
  • Preferably have a desire for formal trade training and career development;
  • Preferably have at least 1 years’ experience in practical/outdoor work.

For the right candidate we offer an Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture.  We want someone who is keen to learn and the successful applicant will get to work alongside and learn from our highly experienced and knowledgeable teams.

We work approximately 42 hours each week on Monday–Friday between the hours of 7.30am–5pm, so you will get your weekends to yourself.  Oh, and did we mention five (yes 5!) weeks of Annual Leave?!

Second Nature offer on-going training and professional development as well as a commitment to our team.  Opportunities for career development exist, where you will also have the privilege of assisting in the creation and maintenance of beautifully designed and crafted gardens.

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Second Nature brings together a team of landscape experts who are dedicated to creating beautiful, sustainable and functional outdoor spaces. We take huge pride in creating quality gardens of a diverse style and scale. We strive to be a leader in our field and the landscape company of choice for discerning clients, designers and employees.

Second Nature is built on the passion, dedication and expertise of our extraordinary team. The cumulative experience and knowledge across the craft of landscape gardening is extensive. The ‘landscape’ and people are central to our vision.

We seek individuals who share our passion for excellence, good design and the environment to join our dynamic team.

We offer the opportunity to work alongside some of the best practitioners in the industry, to undertake work that is meaningful and creative, and to be part of an organisation that is committed to the well-being of its team.

If you are interested in joining our team apply for one of our listed vacancies or forward your expression of interest to careers@secondnature.co.nz

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