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

Marketing Manager

Wellington based

Federated Farmers of NZ (FFNZ) is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand.  We work to connect, engage and support the farming and rural communities.

We are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our Sales & Marketing team. 

If you recognise that the primary industry is the engine room of New Zealand’s economy and have an appreciation for the business of farming. 

If you are passionate and driven to support New Zealand’s farming communities through various marketing campaigns, social media channels and other initiatives and activities then we would like to hear from you.  

The role involves: 

Team management of three (3) direct reports

  • Development, management and execution of an effective marketing plan and social media strategy
  • Manage and maintain the website
  • Developing and managing membership journeys
  • Marketing campaigns to achieve business objectives
  • Coordinating marketing collateral for key audiences.

You Will Have: 

  • Marketing qualification (or equivalent);
  • Marketing experience (digital advertising, campaign management, brand management, SEO experience);
  • Experience managing social media (business) accounts (multiple platforms);
  • Experience using campaign mail platforms;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong planner with great organisational and prioritisation 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.

The position is a full-time role based in Wellington. 

If you require a copy of the position description, please contact Gillian Bright  [email protected].   

Applications close Friday, 24 March 2023


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 please contact Gillian Bright on email [email protected].

Please apply by using this link:

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 Otago, Otago and Southland, so ideally based in the lower South Island.
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 please contact Gillian Bright on email [email protected].

Please apply by using this link:


For a copy of the position descriptions and an application form please contact:

Gillian Bright
HR Manager
[email protected].

Please apply by using this link: