Our current farm manager is retiring soon and we're looking to transition in a new, full time farm manager.

We are looking for someone motivated, honest and enthusiastic to join our team and manage a 680 acre organic sheep and cattle farm, with some cropping. This is a hands on job as there is no staff but there are helpers and advisors including current manager. 

The role has varied duties. Prior experience and knowledge must include: 
Maintaining stock water systems - basic farm and house plumbing.
Fencing - maintenance of existing and installation of new fences.
Farm machinery operation, repair and maintenance
Cattle & sheep management, grazing, stock work (docking, weaning etc.), animal husbandry, pasture management, livestock handling and irrigation management.
Hay management
Some cropping/horticulture
Basic business skills
Basic computer skills
Management of seasonal workers
Applicants for this role need to manage costs and maintain profitability, maximize productivity within environmental limits and lower risks. 

We are looking for a focused, fit, and self-driven individual who always strives to achieve the highest optimization in farming.

Requirements:
 
  • Min. 2 years experience as assistant or Farm Manager
  • Excellent work ethic and attention to detail
  • Commitment to sustainable farming
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills - working effectively alone and with a team.
  • Accurate record keeping ability.
  • A positive attitude towards Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
  • Full NZ driver’s license
  • NZ residency or valid NZ work visa

Accommodation available on the property is provided. Excellent schools nearby.

For inquiries or to apply or re-apply, please email your CV to [email protected]

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