Forestry & Horticulture Specialist - Wellington CBD

Wellington, New Zealand /
Forestry and Horticulture – Forestry and Horticulture /
Permanent - Off Farm
If you’re a forestry pro who’s passionate about land use and putting the right species onto the right bit of land, and if you would love to use your horticulture expertise to grow our portfolio of horticulture crops, this is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. 

We think this is the best Forestry role available in New Zealand.  Located in our corporate office in Wellington, our Forestry and Horticulture Specialist will visit our farms nationwide and advise on the integration of forestry into our farming footprint.  We’re about putting trees on farms, not having farms of trees.  You’ll excel at evaluating our properties and advising on if/where we should land to forestry as well as understanding management priorities on the existing stands. 

The crops we’re looking for?  You’ll be working closely with our forestry adviser to provide us with that guidance.  It could be pines, redwoods, natives on our forestry land or horticulture options, such as our avocado orchard in Kerikeri, where the land allows. Drawing on your technical knowledge, you’ll come up with innovative ideas to help us use our land efficiently and profitably. 

Diversity is the name of the game in this role.  You’ll evaluate big stands, small stands, young stands, old stands.  You’ll be assessing land on dairy farms, livestock farms, and evaluating land for horticulture crops on all of our farms. 

Working cooperatively in a small, close knit team, you’ll turn your hand to building relationships with the farm teams and writing business cases as well as providing robust reporting to track how we’re performing and identifying opportunities that we can explore. 

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes insurance and opportunities for training/upskilling in our progressive farming organisation.  This role is located in Wellington so that your interactions with our other Farm Specialists and portfolio groups (Dairy, Livestock, Forestry, and Environment & Technology) are easily facilitated.  We provide relocation assistance if you're successful for the role but live out of the area. You’ll travel out to our farm locations regularly.

To view the job description, click here: Forestry and Horticulture Specialist Job Description

This role closes on Sunday, 17th January 2021.  Feel free to email Nancy Ford any questions regarding this role at

Pāmu is closed in observance of the Christmas holidays from 24th December through to 5th January.  Any questions asked during that time will be responded to as quickly as possible upon the reopening of the office on the 5th.  
Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming of NZ, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming of NZ.

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. If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans & timelines for being back in the country.