Junior & Senior Shepherd roles (1 each) - Goudies Farm

Waikato - Central Plateau - Reporoa
Livestock Operations – Livestock
Permanent - On Farm
·         Do you want to join a team where your ideas are listened to?
·         Do you crave variety in your day-to-day work and want to join a great team?
·         Senior Shepherd & Junior Shepherd available – Goudies Farm - Reporoa

If you’re a positive worker who would love to be a part of a supportive and high performing team, you could be a great candidate for one of our shepherd roles.  We have one Senior Shepherd role and one Junior Shepherd role available at Goudies Farm (located near Reporoa in the Central Plateau).  We’re a busy genetics farm supporting sheep, deer and cattle.  You don’t have to know much about genetics as we’re happy to teach someone who’s motivated to learn.  This is a genuine and rare opportunity to really develop your skills and your career. 

As a passionate shepherd, you care deeply about the animals you grow and the land that you work on.  The work that you do on this farm is very important to Pāmu’s farm systems nationwide since they make critical business decisions based on the traits of the flock on-farm and their overall performance. 

We’re a close-knit, professional and flexible team.  You’ll be working with people who are honest, work hard together, communicate well, support one other, respect each other and have fun – and we expect the same from anyone who joins us.  You and your well-controlled team of dogs will be able to put your passion to work and feel a real sense of pride that comes from your own contribution as well as the strength of your team and the quality animals that we raise. 

This farm is in a great location surrounded by a supportive community.  There are sports team close by and lots of outdoor recreation.  We run a five on / two off roster that means that you’ll work one weekend every five weeks when we’re fully staffed.  You’ll be able to schedule in family time, be involved in sports, go to the gym, hang out with friends, etc.

Pāmu offers a competitive salary including health insurance coverage, a two-bedroom cottage on-farm that’s warm and insulated (Junior Shepherd) and a three bedroom home with a newly renovated kitchen (Senior Shepherd).  Pāmu provides all wet weather gear, footwear and safety equipment as well as dog food and access to free firewood.    

For more information, please contact Gus Irvine at 021 594 249 or Tim Bowron at 021 274 6338.
Apply below, including a brief covering letter and a current CV.
Applications Wednesday, 12th February 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.