Station Manager

Job Title: Station Manager
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Northern Territory
Reference: 2827208
Job Published: October 09, 2018 10:33

Job Description

Station Manager (could be a husband and wife team)

Success in maintaining ecological, cultural and social values, while providing opportunities and capacity building for current and future generations

Personal attributes:
Analyse and solve problems with flexibility and good humour
Demonstrate professional and ethical standards with a capacity for personal responsibility.
Have the capacity for persistence and resilience in a challenging social and physical environment
Use problem solving and decision making skills
Build customer and stakeholder relationships
Represent the Corporation in a confident and positive manner

Key duties and responsibilities
Monitor and deploy pasture resources; regularly inspect and monitor all stock and paddock conditions
Manage the day to day commercial operations of Twin Hill Station
Monitor and report on compliance with terms of agistment and contracts with individual agistors
Develop and implement cattle husbandry programs
Mange the handling, welfare and euthanasia of cattle
Manage the musters and treatment of the breeding herd, weaned stock and sale cattle
Manage the selection and drafting of sale stock and negotiation of sale arrangements in conjunction with the Board Chair
Develop and implement systems to control feral animals, weeds and fire.
Manage programs for natural resources, soil and water
Asset Management
Manage the maintenance of and keep in safe and satisfactory working order, Station assets, equipment and supplies.  This includes housing, outbuildings, dams, yards, fences, plant, equipment and vehicles.
Develop and implement approved annual maintenance and capital improvement programs.
Procure Station assets, equipment and supplies in accordance with approved budget and Delegations Policy
Staff Management
Engage labour employing Traditional Owners where possible and practical
Supervise and train a team of staff by defining jobs, setting work programs, assigning tasks, recruiting , inducting and training.  Manage staff performance including reviewing and counselling
Maintain staff rosters within approved budgets
Develop and maintain staff management systems including engagement, induction, time sheets, performance and ongoing awareness of workplace policies and procedures
Encourage staff motivation, development and satisfaction.  Provide employees with skills for career progression.
Advise the THAC Board about any staff issues
Comply with work, health and safety National Uniform Legislation Act 2011 NT (the WHS Act).
Develop and maintain systems to ensure the Station complies with regulatory requirements and observes best practice processes, applicable to its activities and officers.
Business Planning
Develop annual operating, environmental and capital expenditure plans for approval by the THAC Board
Prepare an annual budget incorporating details from the annual operating, environmental and capital expenditure plans for approval by the THAC Board
Relationships with key stakeholders
Protect culturally significant and sacred sites
Develop and maintain relationships with agistors
As far as is reasonably practicable and appropriate with regard to confidentiality and privacy obligations, in relation to job responsibility, keep stakeholders and industry representatives informed.
Proactively manage communication channels to the Administration Manager and THAC Board to ensure that relevant information is provided and received promptly and accurately

Education, Qualification and Experience
Previous experience in a manager or supervision position that included a work health and safety duty of are
Experience in financial management and reporting processes
Experience in implementing legislated employment conditions
Experience in word processing, spread sheets, email and information system applications
Working knowledge of market specifications and ability to draft cattle according to specifications by visual assessment and weight
Knowledge of relevant legislation pertaining to the cattle industry (animal handling and health, work and safety, and environmental management)
Working knowledge of station activities with regard to bores, dams, watering sites, maintenance of fencing, construction, machinery, earth moving and statesmanship; be able to clearly and accurately communicate operational and safety instructions, rules, policies and procedures in writing and verbally
Current C class NT drivers license, with four wheel drive experience
Police Clearance
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Relevant qualification of competence in beef cattle production, grazing land management, grazing for profit, low stress stock handling, vertebrate pest control and handling and storage of dangerous chemicals.
Experience in operating and maintaining graders, front end loaders, quad bikes and general station machinery.
Experience in handling cattle of flood plains and in developing drought management strategies
An understanding of the Northern Land Council in representing Corporation members and Traditional Owners
To Apply
If you believe you’re the right person for this role, please click APPLY, or contact CELOTTI WORKFORCE on 1300 235 688.
About Us
CELOTTI WORKFORCE is a specialist provider of temporary and permanent blue and white collar staff to the building, infrastructure and resources sectors across Australia. We seek the highest calibre candidates for our assignments which span small to major engineering and construction projects and mainstream operations in our select sectors.
Supporting Diversity
CELOTTI WORKFORCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in strength through diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive, respectful and fair working environment; encouraging applications from women, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, and people of all backgrounds and beliefs to apply for our positions.

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