Farm Manager – Centre Hill Station

Southland- Te Anau - Manapouri
Livestock Operations – Centre Hill Station /
Permanent - On Farm /
·         Covering over 4,000 hectares, this sheep and beef station has a diverse stock of 33,000 units
·         Manage a team of up to eight people
·         Competitive salary, Health insurance and additional benefits
A great opportunity to lead a team and expand on your farming career.

The Opportunity
Managing a Station of this size and stock mix is a rare opportunity, and this one has only come about as our current Farm Manager is moving onto their next challenge after sixteen years in the role. 

Step into a leadership role, working with a dedicated team, in this supportive environment you’ll get plenty of opportunity to learn and develop your skills in business management, people leadership and drive transformation within a large-scale operation committed to production principles.

You’ll manage a team of up to eight people and be focused on building and growing their skills to help execute on day-to-day management, leading from the front and driving a positive inclusive on farm culture of success. 

You will contribute to a business strategy focused on production and profit, with a focus on core farming principles, growing dry matter, and converting it into production through good pasture management and feed budgeting techniques to take this property to the next level.

Key responsibilities include:

·           Plan and coordinate structured stock rotations and managing overall farm performance, physical and financial
·           Leadership in health, safety, and wellness on the farm, driving a positive culture of risk awareness
·           Collaborating and communicating with the Business Manager on strategic planning and budgets
·           Building and maintaining robust rural networks
·           Being an ambassador for Pāmu's brand reputation within the community 

This role also gives you an opportunity for hands-on familiarisation with Pāmu systems and processes. You'll gain proficiency in managing your own Farmax file and accurately recording data into FarmIQ.

The Farm
Situated just 10 minutes north-west of Mossburn, Centre Hill Station enjoys a convenient location within a 40-minute drive from Te Anau and an hour from Gore or Queenstown. 

Covering over 4,000 hectares, this property manages a diverse stock of 33,000 units, currently including 16,000 Romney ewes and 950 In-Calf cows and heifers.  It follows a comprehensive farming cycle, raising calves from birth to yearlings and finishing around half of the lambs on-site, with the rest moved to other finishing properties.

Centre Hill has a high level of on farm infrastructure and a modern well maintained vehicle fleet.  With a stretched-out layout spanning 25 kilometers, the station features a mix of flat and rolling hills, offering varied terrain for farming.

About You
You have a genuine passion for agriculture, and you are enthusiastic about further developing your skills and expertise in the field.
You will have:
·           Proven experience in managing a sheep and beef farm, including pasture management and feed budgeting
·           A first-class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
·           In-depth understanding and experience handling multiple stock units
·           Attention to detail, around stock performance and feed budgeting
·           Technically savvy with a strong interest in recording technology
·           Proven ability to build positive, productive teams
·           A ‘can-do’ attitude, an ability to problem solve/identify opportunities for improved performance and profit 

Pāmu offers a competitive remuneration package, extensive and ongoing training and development. 
A comfortable sound 3-bedroom house with additional sleepout is provided. 
Centre Hill Station is handy to the Oreti River and recreational activities such as hunting and fishing are just minutes away.
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 19th May 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through!
For more details about the role, please contact Jacob Mackie, Business Manager on or 027 811 9933.

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. We are unable to accept applicants on temporary work visas for permanent opportunities.

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.  

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. To see what it's like to work in our Dairy team, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Dairy Assistant at Pāmu, or to learn about what our Livestock team is all about, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Shepherd at Pāmu.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.