Sep 11, 2019

Shepherd General - Beef Finishing

  • Ngai Tahu Farming
  • Canterbury, New Zealand
Full time Farm Services

Job Description

Kia hiwa rā!

We believe in growing and farming the most sustainable products for the betterment of people and the planet. This is an opportunity for you to join our journey.

Our kaupapa (purpose) is based on the values and vision of Ngāi Tahu iwi and is best represented by the Ngāi Tahu proverb 'when land and water are sustained the people will prosper' Toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi.

Ngāi Tahu Farming is the kaitiaki (guardian) of the most significant whenua (land) footprint for Ngāi Tahu whānui spanning almost 100,000 ha of farm and forestry land in Te Waipounamu.

Ngāi Tahu Farming Grazing Division currently consists of 3300 hectares of irrigated grazing and beef finishing farms and 4500 hectares of dryland grazing situated at Te Whenua Hou (near Oxford) and Balmoral, North Canterbury. There are also three high country stations at Whakatipu near Queenstown.

We currently have an opportunity for a Shepherd General to join our whanau based at Balmoral, North Canterbury.

What we can offer the successful applicant?

  • Top quality infrastructure and housing
  • Great opportunities for learning and career progression
  • Personal development program with a supportive team environment
  • Competitive remuneration including health and life insurance

Our ideal candidate:

We look for people who have the personality and expertise that can help us adopt and contribute to a circular economy which puts sustainability and people at the heart of everything we do. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant experience in the Grazing sector
  • A high level of Stockmanship skills
  • A strong sense of commitment to improving environmental performance
  • High personal standards; enthusiasm, discipline, loyalty, honesty and integrity
  • One fully trained working dog
  • A current New Zealand Driver's Licence
  • An awareness and understanding of Ngāi Tahu values and a willingness to learn tikanga and te reo Māori

Ngāi Tahu Farming is committed to 'kia hoki ora atu'- ensuring everyone is home safe every day- so before starting with us, you will go through a range of checks, including drug and alcohol testing. 

We will consider and actively encourage internal and external secondments. To apply, please follow the link below and submit your application online. For confidential enquiries, please contact Nicola Keane, People and Development Advisor on 021 267 5946 or [email protected].

Please note: You will not be able to apply from a mobile device and your resume should not exceed 1MB in size. 

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!


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