Deer Head Shepherd - Rangitaiki Station

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo, New Zealand /
Livestock Operations – Livestock /
Permanent - On Farm
·       Are you looking for your next step in your career?
·       Are you looking for a role to lead a collaborative and engaged team?
·       Are you someone who is keen to join a highly progressive and innovative team, interested in technical high performance farming and is keen on personal development?
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team of 20+ people at Rangitaiki as Deer Head Shepherd.
Rangitaiki Station is a large-scale sheep, beef and deer enterprise centrally located approximately 35 minutes east of Taupo, with 80,000 su and 8,300 ha effective.
You will lead a team of 3 based predominately within the 3700ha deer unit running a 7500 breeding hind breeding and finishing system focused on producing quality venison; with the integration of sheep and cattle throughout.
The role is a senior role within the sheep, beef & deer system; and is part of a wider team of 20+ people on the station.
You will bring
·       People and leadership skills.
·       Good stock and pasture skills – with some deer experience.
·       An interest in intensive farm systems, and high performance.
·       Technical skills and ability to learn new systems.
·       Effective communication and record keeping skills.
·       High standards of work and presentation.
·       Commitment to health and safety.
Rangitaiki Station is driven by production and performance as well as developing people. We have on-farm training programmes for all staff if they’re keen to learn. We want to lift performance and develop our capabilities – and we bring people along with us. There’s so much going on here that there’s always something new to learn and be involved in. You’ll learn a wide range of skills if you’re interested.
There is career progression not only on this farm but within Pāmu as an organisation.
The position comes with a three-bedroom home suitable for both families and single applicants.
A local primary school is close by and a school bus at the end of the road for children attending Rangitaiki School, and secondary schools in Taupo.
We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test, and a criminal background check.
Follow the Rangitaiki Station Facebook page for photos and updates of what is happening on farm.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Farm Operations Manager – James van Bohemen on 07 384 2075 or 0274444100.
You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.  Apply below, including a brief covering letter and a current CV.
Applications close 5 pm, Monday 19th October 2020.

Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.