Situations Vacant


Aluminium Joinery Fabricator

Date published: May 18, 2019

We have a full time position available in our factory.

Experience preferred but not essential if you are willing to learn the trade.

Applications including CV to:



Date published: May 18, 2019

Looking for a goal driven, solution focused carpenter, capable of working in a team and on their own if needed. Must be punctual, motivated and have an eye for quality.

Our work is varied, exciting and at times challenging and we require staff who love what they do, have an ability to understand and work from drawing and spec’s and meet time targets.

We are a small team, that enjoy a laugh and a good work/life balance. All enquiries in the strictest confidence.

or call Dan on 022 026 0017


Accountant – Management or Financial

Date published: May 18, 2019

ACL is a successful Civil Contractor based in Ashburton with a branch in Rolleston. The Company’s activities range across the Canterbury region providing services and products through a number of different business units.

We employ approximately 120 people and cover civil construction (horizontal), surfacing, readymix concrete and asphalt production, transport, quarrying and motor vehicle workshops as well as having an interest in the Lake Hood development.

This role reports to the CFO, forming a key part of our Finance/Administration Team with a focus on ensuring accuracy and integrity of our ERP systems and financial information while carrying out management support activities. The role is based in Ashburton.

The position reports to and works closely with the CFO.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Day to day management of our financial systems and processes
• Assisting with the preparation of monthly management reports and annual financial statements
• Daily cash management
• Managing and maintaining strong financial reporting practices
• Develop an in depth understanding of our ERP system and its set up.
• Being involved with the analysis of information and its provision and insights to management.
• Supporting the CFO with ad hoc accounting tasks as required

Does this sound like you?
• CAANZ qualified
• A background in Management or Financial Reporting or a desire to make the commercial sector your career
• Technically sound. Financial reporting knowledge would be beneficial
• Intuitive, inquisitive and proactive
• Ability to communicate at all levels

We are open minded about your background; we look at personality and a basket of skills that we can utilise in our business and at the same time add value to your career.

Please send your CV along with an application letter to:
Jane Jolly


Part-Time Motel Receptionist

Date published: May 18, 2019

We are looking for an energetic, bubbly and reliable person who shows initiative to help run our 13 room Motel.

Key skills include:
Excellent customer service and telephone manner, good computer skills, good time management, attention to detail and being able to manage a team of cleaners.

Some experience is preferred but not necessary as full training will be given.

Must be flexible, also able to work weekends and mornings, this role is part time with a total of seven days worked over two weeks.

Must hold a full NZ driver’s license.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, have proof of New Zealand Residency or hold a valid NZ Work permit.

Please email your CV to:
Greg King


Clinic Coordinator and Large Animal Scheduler

Date published: May 18, 2019

About the business
VetEnt Riverside is a large modern vet clinic based in Ashburton servicing farming and small animal clients. As part of the wider Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd, the clinic has the ability to draw on nationwide support from one on New Zealand’s largest veterinary companies.

  • We have two specialist administrative roles

The Clinic Coordinator is part of the Clinic Leadership team, responsible for co-ordinating the various administrative and customer facing functions as well as collaborating with other staff both in clinic and other clinics through the country. This role oversees the ‘front of house’ staff and other members of the administration team, and has a key focus on developing and maintaining operational excellence.

Experience and Skills:
• Proven team leadership with a facilitative style
• Highly organised with a clear focus on delivering high standards of customer and patient care
• Results focused with experience in reviewing and interpreting business performance reports

While experience in a vet clinic or allied business is preferable, it is not essential.


  • The second role is a Large Animal Scheduler.

This is a pivotal role responsible for coordinating the task needs of our valued clients by planning, scheduling and deploying vet and technician staff out on farms. You will be at the hub of the day-to-day planning and operations ensuring the staff’s day progresses smoothly and efficiently. Your goal will be measured by getting our people out on task, to the right location and on time!

Experience and skills:
• Great customer service skills and capable communicator with the ability to remain calm when the pressure is on
• Ability to coordinate people and tasks in a dynamic work environment – so resourceful, quick thinking and solution orientated
• Proficient with MS Office suite and competent in using databases

Benefits and perks:
• Staff discounts on products and services
• Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Enjoy an extra paid day off on your birthday

If you feel that either of these roles could be for you, please contact:
Ellen Dunster on cell 029 227 4037 or email for further information including the position description.

Apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to:

Applications close noon on Thursday, 30 May 2019.

To learn more about Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd (VetEnt), check us out at


Learn to Swim Instructors

Date published: May 18, 2019

Working in our purpose built facility, you will help us deliver quality swim instruction to a wide range of customers from babies through to adults. We have part time roles available working during or after school hours.

You needn’t have previous experience as all training will be provided, but it’s essential that you’re approachable, outgoing and enjoy working with children.

To find out more about this vacancy and what the Ashburton District Council has to offer you, go to our website:

Applications close Wednesday, 22 May 2019.


Restaurant Manager

Date published: May 15, 2019

We are looking for a highly energetic and enthusiastic Restaurant Manager for our busy restaurant in Ashburton.

The Restaurant Manager is responsible for organising and controlling the operations of the restaurant.

This is a full time permanent position in a key management role.

Key responsibilities:
• Organise daily restaurant management operations.
• Responding efficiently and accurately to customer complaints.
• Controlling selection, training and supervision of staff and weekly/fortnightly and monthly projecting of staff schedule.
• Ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, food safety and alcohol licensing.
• Determining product mix, stock levels and service standards.
• Maintaining records of stock levels and financial transactions.

Skills, experience and knowledge:
• Must have minimum two years experience in hospitality management role.
• A valid General Manager’s/Restaurant Manager’s certificate is essential.
• Must have a NZ full driver’s licence.
• Must pass alcohol and drug test if required.
• Have the ability to work effectively under pressure and as part of a team.
• Manage and comply with food health and safety rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of secondary language would be an advantage to deal with overseas tour groups and customers.
• Basic accounting knowledge.

Be highly professional and share a genuine passion for great food.

Please send your CVs to:
Ton’s Thai Restaurant


Dairy Farm Worker

Date published: May 11, 2019

We require an experienced dairy farm worker on our 700 cow dairy farm, 5kms from Methven.

Enthusiasm for the dairy industry along with punctuality, a clean full drivers licence, be drug free, a valid work visa and a good understanding of the English language are needed.

Competency using farm machinery and motorbikes plus good stock and people skills are a must. Being in New Zealand to attend interviews is an advantage.

Single, shared accommodation is available on farm.

Please apply in writing to:

or post to Greenmount Farming Company
100 Dip Road, RD 6, Ashburton 7776

State experience and employer references.


Office Administration

Date published: May 11, 2019


Two half days per week, negotiable.

Includes data entry, CRM computer updating, so must have good computer and literacy skills.

Some phone work and appointment setting also included.

Phone Robert 307 6147 or 027 281 4303.



Date published: May 11, 2019

Due to our current practice manager relocating to the UK this is a unique opportunity for a well-organised, motivated and forward-thinking person to join our team. The position is for 35 hours per week.

Who are we?
• A well-established and forward-looking Medical Centre with 2400 patients.
• Foundation Standards Accredited and currently working towards Cornerstone Accreditation.
• The Medical Centre is governed by a Trust Board, leaving the clinical director and practice manager to lead and manage the day-to-day business.

What are we looking for?
• An ability to support and maximise the effectiveness of our clinical and administration teams
• An ability to understand the dynamics and efficiencies required to build on a growing and successful business.
• An aptitude to support engagement with the wider primary health economy as required, e.g. Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation, Practice Manager’s network as well as secondary care providers to ensure that we are constantly aware of best practice and new developments.

A health care background is not considered essential although experience in a senior management role is vital.

If you are interested in applying for this position please forward your CV with covering letter to:
The Trustee Board Chairperson,
Rakaia Medical Centre,
30 Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia, 7710

Or if you would like any further information please call the Medical Centre on: 03 303 5002 and ask to speak to Christine.


Chef Wanted

Date published: May 11, 2019

Japanese Chef Wanted for a busy Japanese restaurant.

Sucessful candidates must have five or more years experience in cooking Japanese food in a Japanese restaurant or cuisine.

Please send CVs to
Miyabi Japanese Restaurant,
82 McMurdo Street, Tinwald Ashburton.
Or email to



Date published: May 11, 2019

Team leader role – work closely with our fantastic children, parents and other team leaders.

• Term time hours up to 15-22.5 per week
• Holiday hours 40 per week
• Full driver’s licence (preferred)
• First Aid Certificate (preferred)

You will display professionalism and rolemodelling behaviours in all you do. Be happy to get in and play games with our children.

Apply now … If you love working within a busy and exciting environment, enjoy being a valued member of a supportive team and enjoy a work life balance.

Forward your covering letter and CV to today!

Note that appointment will be subject to a complete police and reference check.


Rural Reporter

Date published: May 11, 2019

The Ashburton Guardian is based in New Zealand’s primary production heartland, and our independently owned daily newspaper is looking for a new team member.

The person we’re seeking will have a strong affinity with, and knowledge of the rural sector. We are looking for a journalist with a solid media background, who is excited by the opportunity to write for our two monthly publications as well as for our weekly rural pages.

Our monthly publications are distributed across Canterbury and North Otago.

The rural reporter’s position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to write for a wide audience across the entire spectrum of the rural sector because of the district’s diverse agricultural economy.

We are open to employment options that could include working as an independent contractor or as a Guardian employee, full or part time.

The Ashburton District offers an opportunity to enjoy the best the outdoors has to offer but is within an easy hours drive of Christchurch City. We have Mt Hutt Skifield on our doorstep and offer a wide range of aquatic sports on Lake Hood.

If you have a solid portfolio of work, a full driver’s licence and the right to work in New Zealand, don’t hesitate, please apply by email, with CV attached, to:

Application close 5pm, Friday, May 31.


Are you Looking for a Career Not just a job? (Ashburton Based)

Date published: May 8, 2019

Talbot Security Group Limited are a busy local security company offering all aspects of security from Alarm Monitoring and Installation to Static Guard and Patrol services.

Due to our increasing workload in Mid Canterbury, we are looking to employ an experienced Alarm Technician.

Main tasks would include:
• Installation of Security Alarms
• Servicing of Security Alarms
• Examine systems to locate problems such as loose connections or broken insulation.
• Demonstrate systems for customers, and explain details such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
• Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions.
• Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices and related equipment.
• Installation of surveillance systems.

An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive rate.

For more details on TSG.Ltd go to
Applications by e-mail only, Phone calls will not be accepted.

Applications for this role will be kept in strictest confidence, we also expect keen interest in this role so do not delay in expressing your interest.

Applicants must be able to attend an interview. A satisfactory pre-employment medical including a drug and alcohol screening test may be required if you are successfully offered a job with us.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


School Cleaner

Date published: May 4, 2019

A cleaner is required for 20 hours per week beginning June 26, 2019.

Working 4 hours daily from 1-5pm.

We require a fit and energetic team member.

Please forward a CV with two referees’ names by May 24, 2019.

Conditions and pay as per Collective Agreement.

Please contact:
Peter Melrose, Principal
Hampstead School
55 Wellington Street, Ashburton
Phone (03) 308 6476



Date published: May 4, 2019

Due to continued expansion, we need to recruit an extra media sales consultant to join our team.

For over 135 years, the Ashburton Guardian has been proudly delivering news to Mid Cantabrians.

You will be selling into our daily newspaper, monthly farming publications, lifestyle magazine YOU, our website and the Ashburton APP to help clients promote their businesses effectively throughout our print, digital and mobile products.

The skills required for this position include:
• Great sales and office experience, whilst marketing experience is an advantage
• Building and maintaining valuable client relationship
• Developing new sales opportunities
• Good level of English, both verbal and written
• Organised and confident
• A great personality and enjoy dealing with people

In return, we will provide you with an attractive base salary and uncapped commission structure.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a current New Zealand driver licence.

If this is you, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Desme Daniels, General Manager
PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740
Or email

Applications close Saturday, June 1, 2019.



Date published: May 4, 2019

We have a position available selling into the Ashburton and Selwyn Districts. This position will sell into our news and community Apps within each specific District, delivering great local content and news to local residents.

These exciting new advertising platforms, enable local clients to promote their businesses effectively, through animated banners and business listings.

The skills required for this position include:
• Great knowledge and passion for all things sales and customer service
• Cold calling and office experience
• Good level of English, both verbal and written
• Organised and confident
• A great personality and enjoy dealing with people

In return, we will provide you with an attractive base salary and uncapped commission structure.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a current New Zealand driver licence.

If this is you, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Desme Daniels, General Manager PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740
Or email

Applications close Saturday, May 25, 2019.


Sales & Marketing Administrator

Date published: May 1, 2019

The New Zealand Sock Company is a dynamic well-established, family owned business, based in Ashburton, and an international leader in the innovation and development of technical, merino based socks.

An opportunity has arisen within our busy Sales Department for a Sales & Marketing Administrator to join our team. This is a pivotal role undertaking a variety of administrative tasks to support the sales team.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following attributes:
• A personable and professional demeanour
• An enthusiastic, proactive self-starter
• Excellent attention to detail
• Effective communication skills both verbally and written

Preferred skills and experience;
• Experience in a sales, and or marketing support role
• Experience in an office administration role
• Proficiency in MS Office; Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher are required
• A high level of efficiency and organisational skills
• The ability to multitask and prioritise

Desired skills and experience;
• ERP integrated software systems for processing orders
• Adobe SUITE – Illustrator and or image editing software
• Social media creation and posting, website updating

Main duties will include:
• Point of contact for sales support enquires by telephone, email and website
• Processing Orders – via email, fax, phone, EDI & Web Sales
• Sales & Forecast Reporting – creating, editing, analysing information for the sales team
• Bill of Material creation, including costings and compositions (full training will be provided)
• Quality Control checking of spec sheets & associated documentation
• Organise and collating all sales and marketing material including samples
• General administration, miscellaneous stock purchasing

This is a full time position, working 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

If you are a team player, love working in a process driven environment, have some experience or skills in the above areas, have a good sense of humour, common sense and willingness to grow and evolve in this position then please apply with your CV, 2 Employment references and a cover letter to:
Tina Moore
General Manager

P O Box, 179, Ashburton

Please Note: Due to this position being a permanent full time role you must be a NZ Resident to apply for this.


General Electrician Vacancy

Date published: April 27, 2019

Stewart & Holland Ltd are locally owned, proudly servicing Mid Canterbury for over 80 years.

We are a progressive company, looking for a General Electrician for domestic and commercial installation and servicing.

General Electrician:
• NZ registered and current practising licence.
• Commercial/domestic servicing and installations.

All applicants need to:
• Be good communicators and have excellent customer skills.
• Be flexible with the ability to take responsibility.
• Be part of the on-call team.
• Have current NZ full driver’s licence.

Remuneration package will depend on experience.

Future training can be provided.

If this sounds like you – call today or pop in and see us.

Email your CV to or call 308 7182.

Applicants for this position will need to have authority to work in NZ – either NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Weighbridge Operator/Customer Services

Date published: April 27, 2019

We now have a vacancy for a Weighbridge Operator/Customer Services person in our team at Dobson Street West. This will be a permanent position, working five days a week from midday to 5.00pm and Saturday mornings.

The person that we seek will have the following:
• An outgoing personality and relate to people.
• Have a head for numbers and excellent clerical and administration skills.
• Well organised, calm and able to handle multiple activities at the same time.

If you believe you have the ability and attitude and want to be part of a great team in the construction industry, then we would certainly like to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send applications including a current CV or details to:
Jane Jolly
HR & Compliance Manager