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Farm Overseer (Farm Manager) x2

Regional VIC

Our client is a successful family business comprising of a farm in the South Gippsland region. We are currently on the search for 2 senior staff to manage the operation – cows, ewes and grapes.


One position is a Senior Farm Overseer (of Farm Manager) and the other a Farm Overseer and given the location and variety of agricultural requirements this an exciting opportunity to grow your farming experience and contribute to a successful operation. Whilst most of the financial business function is looked after by the farm owner, you will be involved in the general management of the farm along with accountability of the cattle and the land irrigation and maintenance.


Sitting on around 40 hectares, you will be responsible for:

  • 40 acres center pivot irrigation (50 MgL dam)
  • Regular pasture improvement program
  • Regular land care and tree planting programs
  • Approx. 2400 breeding 1st cross ewes (now highlander) ewes for fat lamb production
  • Approx. 180 Angus cows
  • Approx. 20 Simmental cows
  • 5 acres of Pinot Noir grapes (planted 2008 http://www.walkerville-vineyard.com.au)


Your role will be to cultivate and maintain the establishment along with looking after the employment of staff, irrigation of land, fencing and other farm management activities.


The Farm Overseer (Farm Manager) is also expected to lead by example and maintain a positive and enthusiastic work environment for employees, visitors and owners.

  • Weekly work schedule managed and maintained
  • Monthly progress report
  • Monthly stock records required;
  • Monthly purchases records required;
  • Monthly sales records required;
  • Sales to be confirmed with owner prior to leaving property (Until further notice)
  • Some accounts (but this is primarily the owners)


The second Farm Overseer will also be heavily involved and responsible for these duties also. Whilst there are significantly more specific duties to these two roles, this overview should give you the idea.


We seek interest from candidates with farm management or overseer level experience and fat lamb and cattle production backgrounds. Also, a willingness to learn and manage a small vineyard will be necessary. Further, key skills required will be to maintain and communicate all farm records, have a working understanding of the business and be able to assist in reporting/accounts or assist the head office in doing so.


In return, a salary of around $50k-$60k along with a small cottage (for the more senior appointment), some other benefits and a beautiful lifestyle are on offer. The salary is somewhat negotiable depending upon the experience of the candidate.


We are looking to fill these roles as soon as possible, but interested to hear from all candidates who feel they would be suitable for such a role.


To register interest please send your resume via the Apply Now below, or give Stuart a call on 03 8899 6188. The Hunch is a recruitment company appointed to assist in the search for these positions.

Reference Number: 2442570
Contact Details:
19 December 2016

Farm Overseer (Farm Manager) x2

Full Time

Primary Industry

Agriculture & Farming

Regional VIC / Bairnsdale & Gippsland

Only People with the right to work in Australia / New Zealand may apply for this position.

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