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OSM - Sexton Far North region

Kaitaia, New Zealand Req #113
Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Citycare Property is a values-driven organisation that builds, operates, maintains, and renews Aotearoa's social infrastructure. We are proudly Kiwi owned, and our community-centric values are well aligned to the local and central government customers that entrust us to care for their assets. We take the responsibility of being a good Kiwi company seriously and we are continuously focused on ensuring our company is a force for good - particularly in the area of sustainability, in the broadest sense (social, environmental, cultural, and economic).

Join Our Team brand new branch in the Far North Region

Are you up for the role of a Sexton? We're looking for someone who can undertake interments, coordinate with funeral directors, and provide empathy and understanding during a time of great sadness. You'll also keep the cemetery looking tidy by mowing the grass, weeding and helping out from time to time with structures. We want a Sexton who takes pride in their work and treats these grounds with the utmost respect.

This role will be based in Kaitaia or Kawakawa with hours based between Monday to Friday 7:30am-4:00pm.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Full Class 1 Drivers Licence
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to health and safety.
  • Level 3 Horticulture qualification, Cemetery Strand (not essential)
  • Full Class 2 Licence (not essential)
  • Growsafe certificate (not essential)


For further detail see the full position description: PD-Sexton.pdf (

Why Citycare Property? Here's what sets us apart:

  • Community-Centric: We prioritize our clients' customers—the community—by creating meaningful careers for locals, offering employment pathways for traditionally disadvantaged groups, and celebrating diversity and inclusion.
  • Living Wage: We believe in fair compensation and proudly pay the living wage to our people.
  • Sustainability: We are committed to reducing CO₂ emissions, minimizing waste, and promoting sustainability in everything we do.
  • Reinvestment: We reinvest 100% of our profits back into New Zealand for the benefit of New Zealanders.
  • Cultural Respect: We consult with our employees and deeply respect Te Ao Māori, incorporating concepts such as Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, and Kotahitanga into our culture.
  • Development and training: Access to support and mentoring via our GRID performance view programme, as well as out Talent Identification programme.
  • Subsidised benefits: Access to discounted health insurance and mental health first aiders; mini medicals; and support through our employee assistance programme.

Apply now:  Applications will be assessed regularly so don’t hesitate to apply now. All successful candidates are required to have the right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand, pass a medical, drug and alcohol test and provide two reference checks.


We encourage all applicants, regardless of their background or experience, to apply if they feel they are a good fit for the role. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and believes that every member of our team brings unique perspectives and strengths to our company.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Kaitaia, New Zealand