Cricket Groundsperson – Central Auckland Grammar School

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Cricket Groundsperson – Central Auckland Grammar School

Cricket Groundsperson 

Full charge role for Cricket Pitches

Central Auckland Grammar School with strong sport reputation

Overseas applications from experienced / qualified Cricket greenkeepers welcomed

Salary range NZ$62,000 - NZ$70,000 pa

As part of our commitment to upkeeping the grounds of one of New Zealand's best known sporting schools, located in Auckland, we are recruiting an experienced / qualified Cricket Grounds person to join our team.

The school with a role of 3200 students is well recognised for its high-quality sporting facilities and sporting success across many New Zealand secondary school sporting codes including cricket.


About the role

As the Cricket Grounds person, you will be responsible for a range of tasks to ensure the high-quality condition of the playing surfaces are maintained throughout the year and in top condition during the playing season.

A hands-on role with regular duties including mowing, rolling, fertilising, irrigation setup, weed eating, line marking, spraying, and ongoing monitoring of the playing surfaces and grounds.

The Cricket Grounds person’s role is a part of a more comprehensive contract we operate with the school. The importance of sport to the school makes this role a key part of our service contract. You will be well supported by your colleagues and team to ensure the job gets done to a high standard.


What we can offer you

As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with other Turf management professionals within our company in New Zealand and Australia, gain further knowledge and experience in your field of work, and develop your career.

A performance-based salary (salary range depending on experience from $62,000 - $70,000) that is reviewed annually, and an annual wellness benefit.

Regular work hours ( 40 hours per week)

A fully maintained work vehicle

An annual tool allowance, and work phone

Overseas applications from applicants with experience working on Cricket Grounds or similar environments/ pitches are welcomed. Note sponsorship of work visas is also subject to Immigration New Zealand’s conditions being met by the candidate.


About Us

In 2021, Recreational Services NZ came together with three of the most well-established landscaping businesses across Australia; Green Options, Super Gardens and Skyline Landscape Services. In October 2023, we combined to operate as a single brand, “Green by Nature”. Our Group purpose is to improve people’s lives by building, caring for, and maintaining remarkable green spaces that enable us all to do more of the things we love.


If you're ready to take the next step in your career and work within a company that has been an industry leader for over 30 years, apply now!

Include a cover letter and details of your relevant qualifications.

If you are applying from outside of New Zealand, please provide details on:

  • When you are able to move to New Zealand
  • Your eligibility for a work visa. ( Applications from candidates who are eligible to work in New Zealand or can obtain work visas without requiring sponsorship or  are encouraged to apply,
  • Any other relevant information to assist us with our recruiting processes. We'd like to know about your plans and motivation for moving to a new country.

This role is available for immediate commencement

In accordance with the Company's Drug & Alcohol Policy, the successful candidate will be required to undergo and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a grounds keeper?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (Criminal Record Check) for employment?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?


Job Details

Required Skills & Experience
Here's what you will need to be successful

3 years or more hands on experience in cricket or sports ground preparation, renovation, and maintenance including operating turf machinery and tools.

Ideally a level 4 NZ Turf qualification (or equivalent) with demonstrable experience in preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches and other sports playing turf.

A strong knowledge and passion for sports turf, especially cricket grounds!

Be self-driven to plan and execute work programmes to deliver the outcomes set for the cricket grounds and other areas of responsibility.

An ability to work autonomously, drawing on your professional experience and skills to ensure we meet our clients' expectations and standards across all areas of cricket pitch facilities management

A full, clean NZ driver's licence. (or overseas equivalent that can be converted to NZ licence). NB: Our vehicles operate with a manual gearshift.
Pay rate
NZ$62,000 - NZ$70,000 pa


Contact Information

Auckland Grammar School Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
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