Head Shepherd - Kepler Farm

Southland - Te Anau, New Zealand /
Livestock Operations – Livestock /
Permanent - On Farm
We’re seeking a highly motivated and passionate Head Shepherd to join our award winning team at Kepler Farm. If you’re a positive worker who would love to be a part of a high performing team situated in an amazing location, this could be the job for you.  

As Head Shepherd, you’ll work alongside the Farm Manager and Stock Manager, predominately focusing on stock work, working with staff and feed budgeting. This role will require great work ethic, using your initiative, a willingness to try new ideas, and an interest in working with innovative systems.
We’re looking for someone who will bring great shepherding experience and skills, an understanding of animal health, and someone with a sense of humour who enjoys working with and leading people. This role will suit an experienced Head Shepherd or a Senior Shepherd with the ability to be a team player looking to for their next step up.
The 2019 Southland BFEA winner, Kepler Farm is set in spectacular scenery on the outskirts of Manapouri township and only a five to ten minute drive from Te Anau with easy access to the wonders of Fiordland National Park. This 1645 ha farm is a predominantly flat to rolling hill property breeding and finishing 15,000 su with an all grass wintering system.   
What you will bring:
·         Proven experience as a Senior or Head Shepherd 
·         Good people management / coaching skills and experience
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Commitment to ongoing learning especially with grazing management
·         Effective communication and record keeping skills
·         Commitment to high standards of quality and safety
·         Current and full NZ drivers license
We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
The position includes a comfortable three bedroom home.  With easy access to outstanding recreational activities in the bordering Fiordland National Park and a full range of amenities and services in nearby Te Anau. School bus pick up is available from the gate for primary and high schools in Te Anau.
For an informal chat about this exciting opportunity phone Travis Leslie - Farm Manager on 027 226 0559 or 03 249 6672 (evenings).
Applications close Sunday 22nd November 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.

Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in early 2021.