Experienced Shepherd - Te Pa Station

Job Description

Atihau - Whanganui Incorporation (AWHI) is a large-scale farming operation (180,000SU) focused on improving farm performance by developing people, making strategic investments in pastures, water and infrastructure and the adoption of best practice. We are currently looking for an Experienced Shepherd to help us achieve this goal at Te Pa Station by assisting with the day to day operation of the station.

Te Pa is a 38,000SU breeding and finishing property. The farm runs 18,000 ewes and 900 cows plus replacements with the majority of animals finished on the property. The farm is located 20 km from Ohakune and is operated by a progressive manager that is focused on developing staff.

The right candidate will have:

• be a good stockperson with at least 2-3yrs experience in the industry
• be honest and reliable with a good work ethic
• have excellent communication skills
• be flexible
• have a good reliable team of at least 4-5 broken in working dogs
• be able to work as part of a team and/or independently

The successful applicant will be working within a team environment as well as independently and be involved in the day to day activities that include stock and general work.

A competitive remuneration and benefits package is on offer which will reflect the successful applicant’s skills and experience. Ongoing training and personal development is also provided in helping you achieve your goals.

The position comes with a tidy 3-bedroom house, 20 minutes from Ohakune township which offers plenty of recreational activities.

AWHI has health and safety management systems in place to provide a safe and drug free workplace, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test before commencement.

For more information please call Hamish Alexander on 0276468100.

To apply, please email your CV with a cover letter to renee@atihau.com

Applications close Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 4pm

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

Job type:

Full Time