Oct 11, 2019

Block Supervisors

  • Rural Directions
  • Auckland Region, New Zealand
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Auckland Council’s farming operation spans across 19 Regional Park locations throughout the Auckland region and at 1430ha is thought to be one of the world’s largest urban farming enterprises. The farming operations comprise 6650 sheep/1200 cattle in total, both breeding and finishing. Stock class management, breed type, stocking rates and sheep to cattle ratio are set on the best fit for managing public land without compromising the park resources and wider objectives.

Reporting to either the Northern or Southern Operations Manager, two Block Supervisors are required to assist with implementing operational plans across Auckland Council’s Northern and Southern farms. As Block Supervisor you will play an active role in all day-to-day farm activities including animal health, seasonal events relating to stock, pasture management, feed budgeting and record keeping. These varied positions will also involve ensuring maintenance/development works are undertaken, supporting the team with training and development and assisting the Farming Manager with financial budgeting.

To be successful in these roles you will need a wide range of practical sheep and beef farming skills, including a high level of stock and pasture management with a capable team of 2-3 working dogs. You will have excellent communication skills, a mind-set around continuous improvement and will be receptive to learning new technologies. The confidence to lead others and make on-farm decisions in the absence of the Farming Manager is essential.

Auckland Council stands for excellent environmental, social and farming outcomes and has committed a specialised business unit to ensure the farming strategy is executed. This is your chance to be involved in a farming business where quality land, livestock, infrastructure and the best people are central to its goals.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #8005)

Applications close 5pm Monday, 4th November 2019.


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