Cook & Cadet Managers

$50,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Otiwhiti Station Agricultural Training School
  • Turakina Valley Road, Hunterville, New Zealand
  • Sep 12, 2021
Full time Drystock Farm Services Other

Job Description

Are you wanting to share your knowledge and passion with young people in the agricultural industry?

The Otiwhiti Station Land Based Training Agricultural School is seeking a motivated and capable team to take up the position as our Cadet Managers providing pastoral care and leadership skills.

In this partnership we are seeking a cook to run the cookhouse and provide nourishing meals, mentor cadets in cooking, provide a caring and nurturing place for the cadets to call their home. Additionally to this we would like any expertise and experience that the partner could bring to the agricultural industry that would enrich the cadets training - whether that be building, maintenance, engineering, horse skills, fencing, plumbing, shearing, etc.

The cadets arrive at the Station early February and graduate in December, there are three weeks during the year when the cadets are on holiday.

As the Cadet Managers you will share in the pastoral care and organise the cadets in conjunction with the management team, delegating tasks and work areas.

It will be your responsibility to show leadership and work alongside the cadets and know how to get the best out of people. There will be an element of patience and empathy whilst teaching the cadets; you will need to be a good mentor and, role model, leading by example.

There are weekly management meetings and monthly meetings with the cadets that include a Health & Safety component. Within this role it is essential that the integrity of high quality education/training is upheld and a positive health and safety culture is embraced.

You will be fully involved with all Open Days and Field Days on farm, representing the Otiwhiti Agricultural Training School in a positive manner.

All staff and cadets are required to follow the policies and procedures of Otiwhiti Agricultural Training School.

Together the couple would be in charge of gardens and grounds around the front of the station. Excellent organisational skills and patience is a must. Prior Experience working with teenagers or young adults would be beneficial.

The position is fully found. Accomodation is a newly renovated 3 bedroom cottage across the driveway from the cookhouse. This position comes with a very attractive remuneration package. 

Here is a link to the Country Calendar episode on Otiwhiti -