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

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 Northland and Auckland.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply and receive a copy of the job description please contact Gillian Bright on gbright@fedfarm.org.nz
 
Closing date Friday 26 April 2018


Project Co-ordinator (Fixed Term 12 months)

  • Based in central Wellington
  • Working with the rural sector
  • Interesting and varied work

A great opportunity exists to work with one of New Zealand’s iconic organisations in the rural sector, based in central Wellington.  This is a one year fixed term position.
  • Project Planning and Implementation -  updating project plan, reports, budgets and documentation;
  • Keeping Project Owners informed about project status and issues;
  • Preparing ad-hoc meetings and conference calls;
  • Co-ordinating internal and third party resources
In this role you will be responsible for co-ordinating projects. A focus will be to increase capability and capacity for rural adverse events response and recovery. A knowledge of emergency management would be an advantage.

As a key person in the successful delivery of our projects we’re looking for someone with solid experience in similar administrative and/or project-related roles.  It is important in this position will be your detail orientation, adaptability, strong MS Excel skills, and excellent organisational and planning skills, along with your ability to engage with various stakeholders and proactively administrate multi-faceted projects.

If you are passionate about helping farmers in time of need then this will be a role for you.

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Gillian Bright gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.

Applications close Friday 11 May 2018



Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor (Fixed Term 12 months)

  • Flexible hours to achieve work/life balance
  • Be part of a team in leading national issues, such as Water
  • 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 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 Hamilton.

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 Resource Management Act plans, write reports and provide sound technical advice
  • Work on a range of issues relating predominately, relating to the RMA, environmental and regional policy.
Qualifications:
  • Preference 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 Hamilton on a 12 month fixed term contract covering parental leave.
 

HOW TO APPLY:

For a copy of the position description and an application form please contact Gillian Bright on email gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.
 
Applications close 18 May 2018



Policy Co-ordinator & GIS Analyst (Fixed Term 12 months)

Hamilton Based

Federated Farmers is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand, representing farmers who help generate over 50% of New Zealand’s exports, worth around $25 billion a year. 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.

Federated Farmers is recruiting for a Policy Co-ordinator & GIS Analyst to join its Policy and Advocacy team. If you recognise that the primary industry is at the heart of the New Zealand economy and you have a strong understanding of the business of farming, here is an opportunity you should not miss.  

Your ability to initiate, design and run successful campaigns and various projects with the objective of increasing memberships and awareness of the value of Federated Farmers.  You will be working closely with the policy and sales teams.
 
Supporting the policy team with administration duties and special projects will be part of your role.

Skills required will be proficiency in using Microsoft Office products.  GIS Mapping Software skills will be a definite advantage.  You will be a self-starter.  Your interpersonal skills will be highly developed; you will have excellent writing skills and will exhibit maturity in handling situations and people.   The position is a full time role based in Hamilton for a fixed term contract of 12 months covering maternity leave.

For a copy of the position description please contact Gillian Bright via email gbright@fedfarm.org.nz

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply for this position via Seek

Applications close 18 May 2018


Member Services Administrator (Hamilton)

  • Hamilton central location with a carpark
  • Friendly environment
  • Varied busy role

A great opportunity exists to work with one of New Zealand’s iconic organisations in the rural sector, in our Hamilton central office.  

We are looking for an experienced and energetic customer service individual with a professional and winning telephone manner with strong administration skills.

You will be responsible for providing superior customer service to our members and providing proficient administration support to the organisation.

The successful applicant must be experienced in administration, have a strong work ethic and ability to multi task.  Accurate computer skills including attention to detail is essential as you will be working on our member database.   An excellent knowledge of MS Office products, Word, Excel is essential.

If you are professional, friendly and have a passion for great customer service then we would like to hear from you!  This busy role can be demanding at times so a proactive and positive disposition is a must.

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Gillian Bright  gbright@fedfarm.org.nz

Applications close on 18 May 2018


For a copy of the position descriptions and an application form please contact:
Gillian Bright
HR Manager
E:  gbright@fedfarm.org.nz