The Lucas Group
Job Title Farm Manager
Date Posted 8/29/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Sunraysia, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id TL3119
Job Description

- Large-scale horticultural operation

- Leadership opportunity

Our Client

Hancock Farmland Services Australia (HFSA) is on an exciting growth trajectory and is looking to ensure long term success by employing the most talented, passionate team members to join our high performing professional team.

As one of the largest managers of farmland and horticultural investments for institutional investors, HFSA acquires, develops, and manages diversified, high-quality permanent plantings and row crop enterprises.

HFSA actively manage their investments in tree crops, viticulture and intensive row crops with a focus on sustainable management practices and an ongoing commitment to reducing their environmental footprint.

Hancock Farmland Services portfolio extends throughout major agricultural regions around the world.


Reporting to the Southern Regional Manager, the Farm Manager will lead the orchard team through the development and ongoing management of an establishing orchard.

The Farm Manager will be responsible for operational and developmental planning to achieve budgets and targeted sustainable yields.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement annual orchard management plans and budgets
  • Provide leadership and hands-on management to the orchard team
  • Manage irrigation systems and fertigation processes
  • Plan and develop tree health programs
  • Implement integrated pest management programs
  • Ensure compliance with WH&S policies and procedures
  • Manage stakeholder interests

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in large-scale production horticulture or tree crop enterprises is essential to be considered for this role
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the capacity to motivate a team
  • Sound business acumen, numeracy and financial management skills
  • A high standard of written and verbal communication
  • Tertiary qualifications in agriculture or horticulture are desirable but not essential

Our client is seeking a straightforward, honest and enthusiastic person. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with the resilience and vision to achieve the company’s development and production objectives.


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience and will include accommodation and work vehicle.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number TL3119, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.