Senior Shepherd

  • Rural Directions
  • Tuakau, New Zealand
  • Feb 05, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Glencairn is a 920ha sheep and beef property, running approximately 8,000su, located 25kms from Tuakau. The property was acquired by the Kelliher Charitable Trust in February 2014. Glencairn carries 4,000 breeding ewes, with all lambs finished, as well as a dedicated Bull finishing unit. The property is well resourced, with laneways, tracks and good equipment.


Glencairn is seeking to employ an experienced Senior Shepherd to work alongside the Farm Manager in all aspects of the day to day running of the operation. The role will require you to take lead with the stock management, animal health, and preparation for shearing and docking/weaning; side by sides and horses are used for stock work. With a supportive owner and management team the farm supports career progression.


This role requires a capable person who will work both independently and as part of the wider team to achieve the farm plan. Ideally you will have 4-5 working dogs under good control, have some experience in stock management, and be looking to move up the ladder.


Along with the opportunity to progress your career, Glencairn offers a safe working environment with a progressive culture. There is a competitive remuneration and benefits package, including a tidy 2 bedroom cottage on the farm.


To view a Job Information pack please visit (if the link doesn’t work please copy it into your web browser) or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 655611).

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ADVERTISING THIS POSITION ON BEHALF – To apply please send your CV to or for further enquiries please contact the Farm Manager, Nigel McLeod on 021 915113 or 09 2328281.

Applications close 5pm March 1st 2021

Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in early 2021.