Job Vacancies

The Society is a dynamic organisation. From organising New Zealand’s largest event, Fieldays, to hosting major events and exhibitions at our Mystery Creek venue or running programs that support and develop agriculture in New Zealand, we focus on employing people who are committed to working together for the benefit of the Society.

People and Safety Manager

As People and Safety Manager you will drive the HR strategy and practice within the organisation, and provide sound and timely HR advice to management and staff alike. You will oversee Health and Safety, ensuring best practice is promoted and legal compliance is achieved.

You will be expected to:
- Support, coach and advise managers on employment relations matters including disciplinary process and performance management
- Coordinate recruitment procedures to ensure timely replacement of staff
- Identify staff development requirements and source relevant training
- Coordinate employee wellness initiatives and provision of staff benefits
- Support the Volunteer coordinator with recruitment, training and management of volunteers and members
- Drive and support the organisation’s health and safety policy’s and processes to drive best practice and industry leading performance
- To lead and manage the organisations risk management profile
- Contribute to the business as part of the senior leadership team including developing and driving a strategic focus

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Grounds Person
Reporting to the Operations Manager and with two direct reports, you will be responsible for grounds maintenance including mowing, fertilising, spraying and aerating, preparing and restoring sites for exhibitors, ensuring all power cables and water pipes are identified, liaising with contractors and suppliers, assisting with the setup of events and contributing to the compliance of all health and safety requirements.

You will be expected to:
- ATV and Forklift licence and certification
- Experience in tractor driving and relevant equipment usage
- Strong and confident interpersonal skills
- Physically fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour
- A strong commitment to Health & Safety requirements
- The flexibility to work weekends and nightshifts to meet event requirements
- High levels of initiative
- The ability to work effectively in a team and autonomously
- An eye for detail and excellent quality control standards
- Computer skills and knowledge of MS Word and Outlook
- Ideally a tertiary qualification in turf management or similar

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