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

Project Co-ordinator (One Year Fixed Term)

  • Full time role
  • New integral role

The purpose of this role is to connect and engage with key audiences to coordinate employment, job placement and pastoral care of rural employees. 

Key objectives are to deliver effective marketing and media activities to attract employees, provide pastoral care and support and produce regular updates for stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Develop a project plan
  • Provide a pool of potential candidates for farm employment
  • Pastoral support for new recruits
  • Nurture and cultivate relationships
  • Marketing and media activities
  • Analytical reporting of project

Skills/Experience Essential:
  • Project Management/Business or HR Business Management qualification (or equivalent);
  • Project Management/Marketing experience (digital advertising, campaign management, brand development, SEO experience);
  • Proficient using Microsoft products and other IT event platforms;
  • Demonstrated relationship management experience;
  • Experience using campaign mail platforms;
  • Strong planner with great organisational and prioritisation skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Great collaboration skills;
  • Good confident communicator, writer and speaker;
  • Positive source of energy, good drive and motivation;
  • Reliable and performs well under stress;
  • Empathy with and commitment to New Zealand primary sector;
  • Integrity and trust;
  • Drive for results;
  • Professional interpersonal skills.
Skills/Experience Good to have:
  • Project experience in the agriculture sector;
  • Connection with the agriculture sector and/or rural communities;
  • Good sense of humour;
  • Accuracy with spelling and grammar;
  • Easy to engage;
  • Eye for detail;
  • Good team player;
  • Ability to develop concept collateral and appropriate messaging;
  • Relationship management;
  • Seeks direction to clarify;
  • Works to support the team;
  • Healthy happy personality.

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 Friday, 1 October 2021.

Sales & Engagement Co-ordinator

  • Full time role mixing it up with school hours in the office and evening phone work
  • New integral role
  • Strong team culture

We are looking for a SUPERSTAR who is a great administrator with sales skills, who will charge through a pile of work, juggling numerous issues while remembering that working for a membership organisation means you really are making positive change to helping others.  An infinity to the rural life and the joy that living off the land brings, is a must as you will be talking to lifestyle farmers.

So yes, we are looking for a special person.

The purpose of the role is to ensure membership growth of lifestyle farm memberships and to support the administration functions of the sales and engagement team.

Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Selling and promoting lifestyle memberships, services, and products
  • Support the facilitation of provincial events through administrative support
  • Provide operational support to the sales and engagement team
  • Outbound lead generation
This is a full-time role, with flexibility on location (either Wellington, Hamilton or Christchurch.) The hours for this role are full time and once you have your feet on the ground we are keen to offer split working office hours with evening work phoning potential lifestyle members (this is the best time to catch them at home) making this role an ideal role for someone with a young family.

Skills/Experience Preferred:
  • An infinity to rural life, understanding lifestyle farmers and the challenges they are facing
  • Ability to communicate clear messages with good telephone manner, and able to sell
  • Positive, motivated and results driven with an honest character
  • An adaptive planner who can prioritise their work, and manage their time effectively
  • A self-starter, able to work independently, strong initiative and resilient
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be prepared to be flexible and adapt
  • Embraces and supports technology; happy to learn and apply new applications
  • Strong Microsoft excel ability.
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 Friday, 1 October 2021.

Provincial Sales & Engagement Advisor 

 Federated Farmers of NZ (FFNZ) is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand.   
We are looking for TWO provincial sales and engagement advisors to join our team of seven advisors throughout New Zealand. 

  • Our Advisors have the opportunity to work in vibrant rural NZ
  • Be able to see our wonderful countryside
  • Work for a respected organisation 
As one of our team you will be a driven salesperson who can live and breathe rural life, you must understand farmers, speak their language and understand what makes them tick.  
As a highly skilled and motivated person you will have the capability to embrace relationships with our provincial representatives working to develop and execute sales plans providing engagement opportunities. 
Federated Farmers is a voluntary membership organisation and, the more members we have the stronger the voice of farming, your ability to confidently deliver key messages is essential. 
The purpose of this role is to ensure continued growth of revenue by developing and delivering activities which support the strategic priorities of FFNZ with the goal of empowering farmers. 
Your key responsibilities will be: 
  • Selling and promoting Federated Farmers memberships, services, and products to achieve targets.
  • Facilitating the development and delivery of provincial sales and engagement plans
  • Facilitating provincial events to successfully optimise objectives.
    Working collaboratively with the Provinces to build strong, effective and enduring relationships
  • Networking with rural communities to optimize engagement. 
There are two full time roles, one looking after Mid & South Canterbury and Westcoast areas so ideally based in the Ashburton or Timaru area. The other role is looking after South Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Ruapehu areas so ideally based in the Rotorua or Taupo area.
Skills/Experience Preferred: 
  • Proven experience in sales roles
  • Experience creating sales plans and reports.
  • Experience organising & facilitation of events.
  • Proven ability to build relationships by adapting to the needs of the audience.
  • Positive, motivated and results driven.
  • Proven ability to prioritise work and manage time effectively.
  • A self-starter who is independent and shows initiative but also able to work with others in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in both one on one and one to many situations
  • Shown to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Embrace technology to streamline workflow through systems. Able to learn new applications to help.  
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 Friday, 1 October 2021.

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