Work for Federated Farmers

At Federated Farmers we are always looking for motivated, suitably experienced people to join our team. 

While we may not have immediate vacancies we are always keen to talent spot.

If you want to make a genuine difference in New Zealand's largest and most dynamic industry and bring experience and/or the qualifications to match, we are keen to hear from you.

Current vacancies

Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor (Dunedin or Invercargill based)

  • Flexible hours to achieve work/life balance
  • Are you sick of the corporate treadmill? 
  • Do you want a fulfilling and challenging role where you can build and maintain relationships, as well as lead Federated Farmers through the Resource Management Act (RMA) processes in your region?
  • Do you want to apply your skills, such as RMA planning, in a stimulating and rewarding environment?  

Federated Farmers is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand, representing farmers who help generate over 50% of New Zealand’s exports. Federated Farmers role is invaluable to the rural sector, wider community and to our economy.  

You will be part of ensuring that Federated Farmers is recognised as a leader in evidence based policy and RMA processes.

We are recruiting for a Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor to join our Regional Policy and Advocacy team. The successful candidate will be appointed to either Senior Policy Advisor or Policy Advisor position, dependent on your level of experience. This position will be based in either Dunedin or Invercargill.

If you recognise that the primary industry is at the heart of the New Zealand economy and you have a strong understanding of the RMA and the business of farming, here is an opportunity you should not miss.  

Preferred Experience:
  • With the RMA, primary or science sector, legal, government or a related industry.

Your skill set should include:
  • Ability to develop relationships with farmers, government and stakeholder groups.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Competently analyse policies and RMA plans, write reports and provide sound technical advice
  • Work on a range of issues predominately relating to environmental and regional policy.

  • Preferably from an RMA planning background, but those with qualifications in law, agriculture, policy, science or a related discipline are also encouraged to apply.

The position is a full time role based in Dunedin or Invercargill. You must be eligible to work permanently in New Zealand.


For a copy of the position description and an application form please contact Gillian Bright on email

Applications close 20 July 2018.

Territory Manager

  • Do you have a passion and understanding of farming?
  • Are you driven to meet and exceed sales targets?
  • Competitive salary, incentives and vehicle

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation. The Federation’s aim is to add value to the business of farming for our members and encouraging sustainability through good management practice.

We are looking for a self-motivated sales person to join our team covering South Auckland, Hauraki-Coromandel and North Waikato.

In return for your top sales skills we offer a wide range of perks including a company car, mobile phone, laptop and a competitive base salary and the potential to earn substantial bonuses.

Your primary focus will be:
  • Increasing provincial sales of membership. 
  • Increasing sales of our industry specific contracts and agreements.
  • Key liaison with farmers, current members, regional policy team and our local provincial executive.
  • Door to door canvassing for new members
  • Build strong, effective and enduring relationships
  • Account management of current members.

Preferred experience and skills:
  • Superb sales, communication, organisation and self-management skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain long term relationships.
  • Be results orientated with a strong and proven sales record.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own time is essential.
  • Agribusiness qualification or equivalent practical experience.
  • A solid understanding of the business of farming.

A full driver’s license is required.

You must be eligible to work permanently in New Zealand.


To apply and receive a copy of the job description please contact Gillian Bright on
Applications close 17 August 2018

For a copy of the position descriptions and an application form please contact:
Gillian Bright
HR Manager