Cattle Herd Manager

The College is looking for someone to manage our herd and our student involvement. We call this group of students, the Cattle Club.

The 'Cattle Club' Manager provides leadership, management, training and supervision to all areas and students of the Cattle Club.  

This hands-on role provides daily proactive and professional animal husbandry and management of the stud cattle on loan to the College and the education and skill development of students and staff in cattle husbandry and showing cattle.

Position Details

This position is a full-time position. The Cattle Club Manager task is not a full-time task. To make the position full time, the candidate will either assist with the Rural Operations Certificate courses or work with our Grounds department. This role is suitable for either a teacher or a non-teacher.  

The position requires some weekend work and days away at regional agricultural shows. The conditions of employment for this position are referenced to the Pastoral Award but is remunerated as an agreed rate, to take into effect the teaching and supervision of students. The remuneration rate depends on the skills and abilities of the chosen candidate.

The primary duties of this role are as follows:

  • Establish a training program for students and staff who join the Cattle Club.
  • Train students and staff of the Cattle Club to safely handle and work with cattle.
  • Select and train students to be members of the College Show Team.
  • Manage and feed the 'on-loan' cattle that the College has to ensure they are well looked after and ensure the owners' aim for their cattle is met.
  • Ensure cattle are provided correct veterinary care, especially calving cows.
  • With the Director of Development and Communications and the Director of Admissions plan the agricultural shows that the Show Team attend.
  • Attend agricultural shows and ensure the Cattle Cub is well led to ensure success in a safe environment.     
  • Manage the Club's equipment and ensure it is serviceable and well maintained.
  • Foster and develop a Work Health & Safety culture within the Cattle Club.
  • Work with the required Government agencies to ensure the movement of cattle is in accordance with state legislation, particularly with respect to tick control.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Qualifications or experience in animal husbandry. 
  • Experience in Work Health & Safety requirements for working with cattle.
  • MR drivers licence.
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Employment at the College is subject to Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian legislation. All employees require a valid Queensland 'Working with Children Blue Card'.

Desired Requirements

  • Certificate lV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
  • Ability to teach Rural Operations course, AHC21216 Certificate II and AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations.

Expected Knowledge, Attributes and Competencies

  • Ability to identify safety issues and prepare mitigation plans to ensure goals are achieved in a safe manner.
  • Ability to work with staff, at all levels, to develop plans that achieve the College's and the cattle owners requirements.
  • Ability to prepare and present training sessions to both students and staff.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and to think creatively to achieve the required outcomes.
  • An enthusiastic, can-do attitude and demonstrate the correct role model behaviours to the students.

Applications close Wednesday 30 September 2020.

To apply, please send your resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experience and what you would bring to the role to employment@nudgee.com