Head Maintenance Person

Ryman Healthcare’s Charles Upham Retirement Village is seeking an experienced Trades Person to oversee the maintenance of our beautiful facility and provide guidance to our maintenance team. As this is a hands on role, our ideal candidate will be skilled and confident in various aspects of maintenance and strive to lead by example. 

This is a full time position working Monday to Friday with an on-call component. Key tasks will involve undertaking and overseeing various aspects of building and equipment maintenance including WOF compliance, managing onsite hazards, assisting with electrical equipment testing, liaising with trades people and ensuring the immaculate presentation of our beautiful facility. 

Key skills required:

  • Trade qualifications and experience
  • Ability to step up as a leader as required and provide guidance to a team of maintenance staff
  • Ability to plan and problem solve
  • Physically fit as physical work is required
  • Reliable, proactive and friendly
  • Empathy with elderly residents
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise work load
  • Patience and sound communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to multi task
  • Must be able to work well both in a team and autonomously
  • Must have excellent communication skills


  • Maintain our modern, resort style facility
  • Experience recognised with competitive rates
  • Busy, varied and rewarding role
  • Supportive management team

This could be your opportunity to join one of NZ’s most successful companies!

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

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