Senior Shepherd - Thornicroft Station - Otago

Otago - Dunedin City - Lawrence /
Livestock Operations – Thornicroft Station /
Permanent - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Grow your shepherd career on this diverse farm in Otago
·         20,000 sheep, beef and deer stock units
·         Competitive salary, health insurance benefits and accommodation included
If you’re a shepherd who has a good team of working dogs, and loves farming, our Senior Shepherd on Thornicroft Station could be just what you’re looking for.
The Opportunity
Thornicroft’s a diverse farm, running in altitude from 400m at the shores of Lake Mahinerangi to 730m at the top against the Lammerlaw ranges. As a Senior Shepherd here, you will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the station. The position offers a lot of good Dog/stock work, some feeding out in the tractor, general R&M, and deer work. Weighing and processing fawns & even velveting Wapiti sire stags.
This position will let you put your mark on Thornicroft, bringing with you your enthusiasm and new ideas.
The Farm
You’ll join a strong team at Thornicroft Station which is a 3000-ha hill country property, an hour inland from Dunedin in the Lee Stream district.  The farm winters 20,000 sheep, beef and deer stock units, and 80% of progeny is finished on farm.  Production is based around 6800 lambing ewes, 1800 fawning hinds and 480 calving cattle.  The location offers easy access to a range of recreational activities including the local sports club and a great wee primary school located at Lee Stream. 
About You
Key skills and attributes we are looking for:
·         3 to 4 working dogs
·         Honest, reliable with a good work ethic and attitude to match
·         Functions well in a team, as well as capable of working independently.
·         Sense of humor, positive outlook on life
·         Willingness to learn, and pass on your skills
·         Proactive attitude towards health & safety
Personal development is encouraged and supported, with all team members encouraged to upskill.
You will receive safety training in both side by sides and tractors, as health and safety is important to us. Our focus at Thornicroft is to enjoy the day and get everyone home safe at night.
We offer a competitive remuneration package (including health insurance, life insurance, etc.), and we provide all Personal Protective Equipment to our team members.  Accommodation is available and will be discussed at interview.  
Apply Now
Application close Sunday 19 March 2023.
Got questions? Please contact Paul McCauley on 027 237 0342.

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.

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.