Grounds Keeper - Timaru Hospital

Grounds Keeper

Facilities Services - Timaru Hospital

Fixed Term, 12 Months.

Full Time, 40 Hours per week, weekdays.


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Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?


Right now, we’re looking for a Grounds Keeper with experience behind them to become part of the Maintenance team here in Timaru. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of a truly varied role - never a dull moment or a day that looks like another!


Do you have “get up and go” and enjoy working independently and taking pride in your work?


In this position, you will be responsible for general grounds maintenance, including lawn mowing and pruning of shrubs, trees and hedges. Nobody wants a messy garden, and everyone will appreciate your work keeping the green spaces at Timaru Hospital, Kensington Centre, and other SCDHB sites vibrant.


You may also be called upon to assist the trade staff with other maintenance and repair issues from time to time.


Candidates must have:

  • A current Full Driver’s License
  • Good level of fitness and excellent health
  • Sound organisational skills, including a methodical approach to routine work and the ability to prioritise to achieve outcomes within set timeframes
  • The ability to work unsupervised but also be able to work with others as a team


If you think you are a good fit and would like a role with consistent work, then we’d like to hear from you!


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.


On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.


At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.


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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.


Applications closing date: OPEN 2022

This vacancy will close when a suitable applicant is appointed.


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: LOAJ1137698

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN 2022