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Assistant Manager - 2IC
Job Type Full-time
Date Posted Friday, 16 August 2019
Closing Date Friday, 13 September 2019
Location Mt Hutt
Company Information Blackford Farming Ltd
315 Blackford Road
Rakaia Gorge, 7782
Website: http://
Job Description We are looking for an Assistant Manager (2IC). The right applicant should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and a hardworking individual to join our team of staff. The farm is 303Ha, un-irrigated, with 60 bail rotary shed, milking 1000 cows. The shed is fitted with ACR’s, auto teat sprayer and Protrac. All cows are wintered off farm. All young stock is off farm most of the time. We aim to rear 320 plus calves.

Qualifications We are seeking someone with a stable work history, therefore applicants must have at least three years dairy farming experience and two years continuous experience on the same dairy farm. The role requires you to hit the ground running, you will have a solid understanding of cowshed management, animal health issues, a good understanding of targets required to meet for mating and a strong focus on pasture quality/management as well as general day to day farming practices. You will need to be confident in leadership and be able to take control during the Farm Managers absence. The applicant must be able to communicate clearly, work as part of a team, have a sense of humour, an eye for detail and show initiative. Honesty and reliability are also a key attribute. A high standard of overall farm tidiness is required at all times.
Excellent tractor skills are essential for feeding out, we also cultivate and re-grass on farm with our own modern equipment. Training will be also be given in this area. Qualification in Ag ITO Level 4 is an advantage.
The farm is located at the base of Mt Hutt, 10 minutes from Methven, 40 minutes from Ashburton and 1 hour from Christchurch. The salary package is negotiable this will include, accommodation, firewood and wet weather gear. A 2 bedroom brick house is available on farm. Pets are not allowed. No smoking inside the accommodation.
The applicant must be eligible to work in NZ. Must have no criminal record. Must have a clean NZ driving licence and be able to supply two references.
We have a drug free work place, no alcohol or drug issues please. Pre-employment drug testing may be required. Consent for a police check may be required.
Salary / Wages negotiable
How to Apply Email tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk
Email CV To tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Phone: 021891938
Contact Email: tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk

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