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Operations Manager

Kaitaia, New Zealand ● Kerikeri, New Zealand Req #115
Thursday, 2 May 2024
Citycare Property is a values-driven organisation that builds, operates, maintains and renews Aotearoa New Zealand's social infrastructure. We are proudly Kiwi owned, and our community-centric values are well aligned to the local and central government customers who trust us to care for their assets. We take the responsibility of being a good Kiwi company seriously and we focus on ensuring our company is a force for good — particularly when it comes to sustainability, in the broadest sense (social, environmental, cultural and economic).
Our company purpose is to Enhance the Wellbeing of our Communities. The social infrastructure we take care of includes spaces where communities gather, connect, share a sense of place and pride, or go to receive essential services. We champion and prioritise local people, local businesses and local needs.

Make your mark in a leadership role with your new team in a newly established Branch! 


We are looking for a dynamic and innovative leader for this significant and exciting role leading 23 people within the Far North, with a Depot to be based in the Waipapa/Kerikeri area. In this role you will motivate and lead our people, as well as taking care of workforce planning and resourcing to service our Far North District Area contract. The contract area includes three communities based in Northland and above: Te Hiku community, Kaikohe-Hokianga community and Bay of Islands Whangaroa community. 

As Operations Manager you will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong partnership with the client and management of the maintenance contracts. This includes development, implementation and maintenance of the systems required to deliver the contract obligations and overseeing the daily operations to ensure the branch is effective and profitable.  

or further information see the position description: PD-Branch-Manager-FNDC-30042024.pdf ( 

About You: 

We are seeking a leader of leaders, someone who has proven experience in empowering staff and steering a specialist business to a successful future. As our new leader you will possess the following:  

  • Proven experience growing a business, key account management and the ability to think strategically and innovatively. 
  • The ability to relate to a wide variety of people; from field staff to executives; and a strong desire to get the best out of people.  
  • A passion for delivering quality service to clients and ensuring everyone goes home safely at the end of the day 
  • Previous experience in Facilities Maintenance or Open Space Management industry is advantageous. 
  • A qualification in NZQA/NZHITO: Horticulture– Level 4 (Advanced) and /or Turf Level 3 – Workplace Assessor Primary– ITO– Numerous safety-related Qualification and courses are advantageous.  
  • The flexibility to travel as required to ensure this new contract is delivered seamlessly, new processes are put in place and to check in on our staff and any training needs they may have. 

About our Benefits & Culture: 


People enjoy working in this team because no two days are ever the same! You will be supported and mentored by our Wider Northern Leadership Team allowing you to grow and achieve great things in this role. Other benefits include: 

  • Leadership of a Parks & Horticultural contract plus several one-off clients, 
  • Training and professional development opportunities, 
  • Attractive remuneration package, 
  • Relocation package may be provided to candidates outside of the city. 

All successful applicants will need to pass a drug and alcohol screening test and two reference checks. You must have current working rights in New Zealand.  



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.

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  • Kaitaia, New Zealand
  • Kerikeri, New Zealand