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

Policy Advisor, Arable or Dairy

Fixed Term – 12 months

Interesting opportunity for a self-starter with exemplary written and verbal communications skills, and a genuine interest in farming, focussing on the Arable or Dairy industry.
  • National organisation
  • Highly engaged, committed team
  • Either Wellington or Christchurch location
Federated Farmers has an exciting opportunity for a career focused Policy Advisor to join its highly engaged team. Committed to supporting rural communities and the agricultural industry in New Zealand, Federated Farmers has a long and proud history of providing support to farming families and leaders within the industry.

As Policy Advisor you will be have the ability to influence through utilising your excellent written and verbal communication skills. You may be in the early stages of your career, but will have the confidence to research and analyse information, and make sound judgement calls in relation to prioritisation. Reporting to the Manager Industry Policy, you will be fully supported, when you require it, while being given the opportunity to use your initiative and work relatively autonomously.

To be successful, you will have a minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a policy role, preferably in the Arable or Dairy industry or you will have gained industry knowledge in a different capacity, perhaps within a related government department or alternative industry body. Ideally, your tertiary education will have a focus on agriculture, or related topics.

If this sounds like you and you are:
  • a self-starter
  • autonomous in your style of working
  • confident and open to presenting to groups
  • mature in your attitude and approach
  • passionate about the New Zealand farming industry

We would like to secure a role that will place you very well for the future.

For a position description and application form please contact Gillian Bright, HR Manager

Apply including a cover letter and your CV detailing your industry interest and your reasons for applying.


A great opportunity exists to work with one of New Zealand’s iconic organisations in the rural sector, in our Corporate Services office in Hamilton.  We are looking for an energetic customer service individual with a professional and winning telephone manner with administration skills.

You will be responsible for answering inbound calls from our members and making outbound calls as a follow up to membership campaigns.  Excellent people and communication skills will be the key to ensuring our members’ needs and queries are dealt with in a positive, timely and professional manner.

Ideally the successful applicant will have some experience in customer services, 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.   A knowledge of MS Office products would be an advantage.

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.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Gillian Bright,

Applications close on 31 May 2019

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