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

Principal Policy Advisor (Water)

  • ​Are you sick of the corporate treadmill? 
  • Are you looking for flexible hours and an ability to work remotely to achieve work/life balance?
  • Do you want a fulfilling and challenging role where you can build and maintain stakeholder relationships, and lead Federated Farmers’ policy thinking on the management and regulation of water and nutrients?
  • Do you want to apply your skills 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 you will be the lead policy representative on the important portfolio of water policy.

We are recruiting for a Principal Advisor to join our Policy and Advocacy team. This position preferably would be based in Wellington.

You will be required to provide expert and high-quality advice to both Federated Farmers internal teams, and be a key representative on national working groups.
If you recognise that the primary industry is at the heart of the New Zealand economy and you have a strong understanding of the Resource Management Act (RMA),and an interest in the business of farming, here is an opportunity you should not miss.  

Preferred Experience:

  • With Resource Management Act, planning, primary or science sector, legal, government or a related industry.

Your skill set should include:

  • Ability to develop high quality relationships with farmers, government and stakeholder groups. • Enthusiasm to take on new challenges.• Ability to competently analyse both national regulations and RMA plans, write reports and provide sound, technical advice.
  • Work on a range of issues, predominately relating to environmental policy as it relates to water and nutrient management. 

Qualifications:

  • Preferably from a resource management 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 preferably in Wellington. 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 gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.

Applications close 

Friday 4 December 2020

Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor 

  • Are you sick of the corporate treadmill? 
  • Flexible hours and able to work remotely to achieve work/life balance
  • 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, 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 can be based in Dunedin or Invercargill as will be a member of the South Island Policy 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 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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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 either 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 gbright@fedfarm.org.nz.

Applications close

Friday 18 December 2020



For a copy of the position descriptions and an application form please contact:
Gillian Bright
HR Manager
E:  The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz