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

Member Services & Database Administrator (Hamilton)

A great opportunity exists to work with one of New Zealand’s iconic organisations in the primary 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 superb technology skills. 

You will be responsible for answering inbound and making outbound calls.  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. You will also support the Systems Analyst role with the database administration; therefore you need to be tech-savvy.

Ideally the successful applicant will have some experience in customer service, have a strong work ethic and ability to multitask.  Accurate computer skills including high attention to detail is essential.  Having an aptitude for analysis of data would be an advantage and a knowledge of MS Office products.

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 [email protected]


Senior Policy Advisors / Policy Advisors

  • Make a difference for our farmers
  • 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)?
  • Do you want to apply your skills in a stimulating and rewarding environment?
  • Be part of the biggest non-government resource management policy team
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.

We are recruiting for Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor roles in our regional team. We are looking for RMA experts who want to experience the satisfaction which come with advocating on behalf of our farming members. 

Working for a membership organisation, you will have a real sense of purpose and real opportunities to make a valued contribution to our farming communities. 

In these roles you get to lead from the front and take ownership of your work. No silos or bureaucratic hierarchy here. 

This is an exciting and challenging time to be involved at the frontline of national resource management as well as regional and district plan development. Federated Farmers will give you the opportunity to be involved and lead processes from start to finish. You will be at the forefront of challenging and evolving reforms. You will work alongside some of the brightest, like-minded people (from a range of disciplines) who will value your intellect and commitment to seeing the job done. 

It is an extremely exciting time to be involved in the reform of resource management in New Zealand and at Federated Farmers you will have the opportunity to influence change. Tell us what you need, and we will try to make it work, for the right person.

We are looking for:
Preferably with practical experience in the fields of resource management (e.g. policy, planning or legal) or local government along with experience acting for or working with farmers.  

Your skills will include: 
  • the ability to build and maintain relationships with farmers, government, iwi and stakeholder groups.
  • enthusiasm for new challenges and rock-steady determination to see an issue through to a resolution
  • the ability to provide sound and reasoned advice, analyse policies and resource management plans, write submissions and provide sound technical advice
  • the ability to work as part of a team, bringing together multiple disciplines to present a well-rounded and credible solution.

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 [email protected].

Provincial Sales & Engagement Advisor 

Federated Farmers of NZ (FFNZ) is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand.   
We are looking for a provincial sales and engagement advisor 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 
Every week in this role is different, from day to day you will be out and about in your regions, communicating with our members and prospective members the value of Federated Farmers. From week to week you will turn your hand to organising local events, networking with other rural professionals and be able to communicate and talk all things farming. You will be a strategic thinker with the ability to analyse your own results, set goals and reflect on your own effectiveness and adapt to deliver results; keeping the farmer and local community in mind, ensuring Federated Farmers is current, respected and well represented. You will work alongside our extensive network of local representatives and policy team to develop a plan fit for each of your provinces/regions. 
This is a full time role, looking after North Waikato, Northland, Auckland and Hauraki-Coromandel so ideally based in the South Auckland.
Skills/Experience Preferred: 
  • Proven experience in agricultural roles
  • Experience creating sales plans and reports.
  • Confident in organising & facilitating rural 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 [email protected]

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