Leading Hand

Natural Habitats is the most awarded provider of landscaping services in New Zealand. We are relied upon to design, build and care for many of our country's most iconic civil, commercial and residential landscapes.

About the role


We are offering a rewarding career for a Leading Hand based in the Wakatipu Basin. 

The role requires experience in small scale timber works like planters and garden edging whilst proficiency in all other areas of soft landscaping and on small landscaping plant is preferred.

The successful candidate will have a desire to travel for work across the South Island. 

What we're looking for

The Skills & Experience You Need
  • Excellent horticultural knowledge
  • Proficiency in all elements of soft landscaping and landscape care, notably garden topsoiling, turf laying, mulching and planting, herbicide application, mowing
  • Experienced in timber works for landscaping notably garden edging, boxing, planters and other timber works
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal communication with stakeholders
  • The ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • A current New Zealand drivers licence with the ability to drive manual
  • A current, valid New Zealand working visa
Advantageous but not essential
  • Experience in stone work, paving, irrigation installation and on small landscaping plant including diggers
  • Class 2 and WTR licences
  • A Landscape / Horticulture or Construction Qualification 



Benefits and perks

We will provide you with everything you need to be successful in this role, including:

  • Top hourly rates
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement 
  • Company uniform and PPE 


Please note successful candidates will be required to undergo a TDDA drug test, as this is a requirement of entry for many of the Commercial sites that we service. 

Got what it takes?

In your application we want to see why your next opportunity is here with us. To apply, complete this form and attach a copy of your CV and covering letter.