Shepherd General - Waipuna Farm

Southland - Te Anau /
Livestock Operations – Waipuna Farm /
Permanent - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Start your career in farming with this great opportunity
·         Bring your positive attitude and willingness to learn
·         Based just outside of Mossburn surrounded by outdoor activities
Join our team on Waipuna Farm wintering1900 ewes, 380 calves and 50 yearling cattle.
The Opportunity
The role is approximately 50:50 stock work and general work but this varies during the season. You will be working along side the manager day to day but will also need the attitude to be able to productively work alone unsupervised.
The Farm
Waipuna Farm is a 550ha effective flat to rolling property. The core of the operation is an all-grass wintering system and an efficient cattle finishing operation. The farm winters 1900 ewes, 380 calves and 50 yearling cattle. The aim is to finish all cattle and 2000 lambs over the summer. 
It’s located 10 minutes from Mossburn, 40 minutes from Te Anau, and 90 minutes from Queenstown and Invercargill.  Outdoor activities abound with great hunting (literally at your back doorstep) fishing, plus a rugby club at Mossburn.
About You
You will have a positive attitude and the ability to communicate observations openly and honestly to the manager.  We are happy to train the right person, so you need to be motivated to learn and develop your skillset.
You will also have:
·         The ability to give and receive feedback about the tasks at hand
·         The desire to grow in your career
·         Experience in the rural sector
·         1-2 working dogs (preferable, not essential)
What we offer you:
·         A warm 3-bedroom house with a school bus to the front gate
·         A competitive remuneration package
·         A good life-work balance
·         Development and training inside and outside the farm gate
·         A safe workplace environment
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 28 May 2023.
We will be progressing applicants during the advertising period, so apply now!
For more details about the role, please contact Alex Field - Farm Manager on 027 211 8630.

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.