Block Supervisor

Date: 05-May-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Be directly involved in one of the world’s largest urban farming enterprises
  • Southern location
  • Play an active role in all day-to-day farm activities


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Auckland Council’s farming operation spans across 21 Regional and local Park locations throughout the Auckland region and at 1700ha is thought to be one of the world’s largest urban farming enterprises. The farming operations comprise 6650 sheep/1200 cattle in total, both breeding and finishing. Stock class management, breed type, stocking rates and sheep to cattle ratio are set on the best fit for managing public land without compromising the park resources and wider objectives.
Reporting to the Southern Operations Manager, you’ll be required to assist with implementing operational plans across Auckland Council’s Southern farms. As Block Supervisor you’ll play an active role in all day-to-day farm activities including animal health, seasonal events relating to stock, pasture management, feed budgeting and record keeping. This varied position will also involve ensuring maintenance/development works are undertaken, supporting the team with training & development and assisting the Farming Manager with financial budgeting.
He kōrero mōu: About you
To be successful as a Block Supervisor you’ll need a wide range of practical sheep and beef farming skills, including high level stock and pasture management skills along with a capable team of 1-2 working dogs. You’ll have excellent communication skills, a continuous improvement mind-set and be receptive to learning new technologies. The confidence to lead others and make on-farm decisions in the absence of the Farm Manager is essential.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Council stands for excellent environmental, social and farming outcomes and has committed a specialised business unit to ensure the farming strategy is executed. This is your chance to be involved in a farming business where quality land, livestock, infrastructure and the best people are central to its goals.


If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to facilitate making tangible and visible improvements to New Zealand farming, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 

Applications close Sunday, 5th June 2022

You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.
This role is deemed safety sensitive and, in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.