Situations Vacant

YMCA South and Mid Canterbury
YMCA Mid Canterbury offers a range of programmes and services
focused on building strong KIDS, strong FAMILIES and strong
COMMUNITIES. To support us to do this mahi within our
community, we currently have two job vacancies…….
(NEW part-time position – Ashburton based – immediate start)
Recently we launched the delivery of “Community Pop-Up Play, Active
Recreation and Sport after-school activities” that provide the opportunity for
tamariki and rangatahi to become more active within our community.

The position offers 15 permanent hours of work p.w. Our goal is to increase
this part-time position to a minimum of 20 hours p.w. over the coming year,
increasing our capacity further in 2022 or earlier, based on demand.
If you have an absolute passion for and possess the physical ability to deliver
Play, Active Recreation, and Sport across Mid Canterbury then apply now!


(Ashburton based – 9-month fixed term parental leave position)
As part of our commitment to supporting and empowering young people, we
are looking to employ a Youth Coach to deliver the Youth Services – NEET (Not
in Education, Employment and/or Training) service to engage and support
eligible 16 and 17-year-olds to achieve sustained education, training, workbased
learning or employment outcomes.

This is a fixed-term 9-month parental leave position, commencing April
2021 through to December 2021. That said, this will provide the successful
applicant with a “foot in the door” for future youth development positions as
we look to further grow our youth and community development area of focus.
Both positions will require the successful applicants to hold a clean full Class 1
Driver’s Licence.

The YMCA is an award-winning community organisation that has been
investing in the next generation for over 100 years across the region. We
foster a one-team culture of integrity, optimism, resiliency, and fun. Check out
our website

If you have a passion for working with young people to improve well-being
and long-term economic independence, then apply now.

Send your CV and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL to
and/or request a job description.

Applications close 5pm, 31 March 2021




We are seeking a manager to be a crucial part of our
team on a mixed arable and dairy young stock grazing
operation, along with a small breading fl ock of ewes,
based on the Canterbury plains between Ashburton and

Experience around cropping systems and stock is
required and you need to be comfortable and competent
with machinery.

We are looking for a driven individual with a good work
ethic and positive demeanour who takes pride in their
work with the enthusiasm to progress.

In a mixed operation you will need a strategic and
practical mindset with the ability to problem solve.
A four-bedroom house can be provided on-farm.

For further details please contact

Marthie Wright



Seed Force

Experienced Seed Production Agronomist

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our team as an experienced
Seed Production Agronomist.
Seed Force is part of global seed powerhouse RAGT, who have been at the
forefront of agriculture and innovation for over a century.
As we embark further on this journey, we require an exceptional individual
with the right skills to be part of our seed production division. You will be a
respected and experienced agronomist with the ability to build and maintain
long lasting relationships.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Working closely with our existing high caliber grower and customer base,
o­ffering all aspects of service and technical advice to help ensure maximum
potential and results
• Co-ordination of the company’s seed production needs; from procurement,
quality and certification requirements through to delivery
What we expect from the successful applicant:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A self-starter with the ability to work independently
• Proven experience in Seed Production Agronomy
• A high level of numerical and computer literacy
• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
• The desire to be a key part of Seed Force’s exciting next chapter’
To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to

For confidential enquiries, please contact

Bruce Garrett, Managing Director
on 027 232 5616.

Applications close on 26th of March 2021.


Master Electricians
We are offering the opportunity to join a highly successful
organisation with a reputation for excellence in customer
service. Workplace safety is our priority and we strive for 100%
compliance in all work we do.
Our office is a small and friendly team who support 20 trade,
plus 6 apprentice electricians. We all answer phones, talk to
clients, file documents, make cups of coffee for each other and
sweep floors when required, to keep our office running smoothly
and professionally.
Our ideal new team member will:
• Have strong administrative and organisational skills, a
confident can-do attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
• Possess the ability to keep calm under pressure when its
busy and be self-directed when it’s not
• Be proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Excel + Word
• Personally be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organised, kind and honest.
Other skills that would be an advantage:
• Have exceptional Customer Service and written
communication skills
• Digital marketing skills, including website management
skills, Instagram, Facebook marketing and CANVA
• Previous experience/training to support our Health & Safety Manager
• Have 3+ years’ experience in a similar position or completed
a tertiary qualification in the desired skills.
This is a senior level administration role so your attention to
detail, accurate data entry skills, problem solving ability and
initiative will be evident from your previous employment/referees
(a minimum of two please).
The position will be approx, 32-40 hrs per week – will be discussed with the successful applicant.
Apply by email with a current CV and a cover letter
outlining why you should be considered for this position by
THURSDAY 25th March 2021 to
Senior Administrator Superstar, Ashburton, Mid Canterbury
Full time 32 – 40 hours


Tarbotton Land & Civil



It all started back in 1990 with Stuart Tarbotton and one digger. In the years
since, Tarbotton Land & Civil has grown to include the whole family, plus 40 or so
dedicated staff. But one thing hasn’t changed – our commitment to putting in the
hard yards for our clients, whatever the job may be. We’ll never compromise on our
high level of service, quality and accuracy, and we always deliver on our promises.

About the job
Tarbotton Land & Civil are subcontracted to a major roading contractor for 7 years,
maintenance grading half of the roading network for the Ashburton District Council.
Tarbotton Land & Civil are actively seeking an experienced grader operator to start
As an experienced grader operator, you will play a key role in our ‘Done Right’
approach to maintenance grading. You will be responsible for preparing
and operating machinery to a high standard while completing the required
maintenance on time. You will be fit, healthy and commit to being a punctual and
honest team player who will help deliver the right outcome the first time round
using modern fit for purpose machinery to get the grading Done Right.

Skills you will need
• Preferably 5 or more years experience operating graders
• The necessary licences to operate machinery on the road
• Self-motivation, able to work unsupervised and willing to learn new skills
• To be a team player and have good communication skills
• The ability to complete a job to a high standard
• A good attitude towards health and safety
• Ability to complete neat and tidy book work on time
• Experience operating excavators, rollers, loaders, tip truck etc., may be
advantageous in securing this position

What’s in it for you?
As a team player of Tarbotton Land & Civil, you can expect a competitive
employment package, a positive and safe working environment, ongoing training
and development, along with access to modern  eet and facilities. A company
vehicle and phone will be provided for work purposes. Above all else, you will
experience firsthand working with a team of 40+ people who love what they do and
come together to deliver successful outcomes.
Applicants for this position should have a New Zealand residency or a valid New
Zealand work visa.

Are you interested in working for Tarbotton Land & Civil?
Please give Stuart a call on
0274 350 963 or send your CV to – applications
close 31st March 2021.


New World Ashburton

Date published: March 13, 2021

Are you seeking a career in the
Butchery industry?
We currently have a fulltime Butcher Labourer /
Apprenticeship opportunity for a passionate and self-motivated team member to join the friendly team at our Supermarket.
Your duties will include producing small goods, ordering, and merchandising. You will be required to maintain high presentation standards and ensure strict adherence to Food Safety and Health and Safety processes. We will
provide all support and training.
Days & hours will be:
• 6.00am – 2.30pm Tuesday
• 6.00am – 2.30pm Wednesday
• 6.00am – 2.30pm Thursday
• 6.00am – 2.30pm Friday
• 6.00am – 3.30pm Saturday.
The successful candidate will have:
• A good level of physical fi tness
• A strong customer service orientation
• Positivity & initiative
• The ability to communicate eff ectively
• Honesty & integrity
To apply, please complete an application form which is
available at Customer Services or email:, including a cover
letter and current CV.
Applications close 24th March 2021.


Smith Crane and Construction

Civil Construction Workers
Smith Crane and Construction is a national leader in Crane Hire &
Construction with more than 250 employees, 300 major plant items with
branches in Auckland, Christchurch
and Invercargill as well as international ties with sister companies in Australia,
Guam and New Guinea. We need motivated people to join our team on a project basis.

About the project:
This project is to supply and install pre-cast concrete panels to house
static and rotational fish screens and associated hardware, walkway grating
and handrails. This also includes the supply and installation of in-situ concrete foundations.
As a skilled Civil Construction Worker, reporting to the Site Supervisor, you
will be responsible for a range of tasks on site which can vary, these tasks can
include, but not limited to:
• Formwork installation and stripping
• Concrete pouring and finishing
• Pre-cast concrete panel installation
• Steel welding and assembly
• Spotting heavy machinery

These roles require people that are
‘on to it’ and meet the following
criteria as a minimum:
• 6+ months experience in the civil or
commercial construction industry
• Alcohol and drug free (pre
employment tests will be carried out)
• Fit, strong and capable of
strenuous work
• Reliable, with own transport
• References

• Potential for future opportunities once
project is complete
• Wages paid weekly
• Full PPE gear provided
• Ongoing support

Please email CV to or contact
Luke Hazlett, Contracts Manager
(021 458 301) for a confidential
discussion. Visit our website to find
out more about our company.



CCS Disablity Action

Community Support Worker

CCS Disability Action’s vision
is to see every disabled person included in the life of
their family and community.
We have been working with disabled people and their families since 1935 and are now at
the forefront of service provision, advocacy and information sharing in the disability sector New
Zealand-wide. Our people are professional, innovative, dedicated and knowledgeable. We
hold ourselves to the highest possible ethical and professional standards and are known for
our partnership approach to support.
This role offers you an exciting opportunity to use and develop your support skills within
the Mid Canterbury community. Our work is undertaken alongside disabled people, their
family/whanau, and supports the individual’s needs in a person directed, creative way.
To be appointed the successful candidate will:
• Have a strong commitment to providing support
in ways that are flexible and person directed.
• Have strong connections to the community and
are enthusiastic and have lots of interests.
• Be a person that looks for opportunities to
develop and maintain community connections
and networks with a focus on supporting the
community towards greater inclusion for all people.

How to apply: Contact our Business Support
team (03) 365 5661 or email Southern.
nz or drop into the local office at 44 Cass
St, Ashburton for a job description and
application form.Application closing date:
5.00pm, Friday 19th March 2021.

CCS Disability Action builds our work around three core documents; UN Convention of the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the NZ Disability Strategy. We
work within a Human Rights framework and are committed to equal opportunity in all our
employment policies and procedures. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value
diversity in our workforce.
This position offers you flexibility in how you manage the role and we openly encourage people with lived experience of disability to apply.