About the role
A unique opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to manage the commercial farm at Dookie for The University of Melbourne.
The Farm Manager is central to the management and accountability of the Dookie farm which is a regional location situated 30 minutes between Benalla and Shepparton, and two and half hours from Melbourne CBD.
The Farm Manager's responsibilities range across all farm resources, including the management of staff. The role is accountable for the running of the farming enterprise and the delivery of the strategic objectives of the Faculty and the Dookie Farm Strategic Plans including setting and managing to the farm budget, compliance with regulatory and UOM Policy and management of all aspects of the farming enterprise including sheep, dairy and broadacre cropping.
You must have experience in managing a large farming enterprise and have demonstrated strengths in the enterprises comprising the Dookie Farming operation.
The University of Melbourne has affirmed its position as the number one university in Australia, and remains among the fastest-rising research universities in the world's top 100, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is counted among the best universities in the world - 33 by the Times Higher Education (THE) and 32 by the US News and World Report Rankings.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences provides over 20 courses and 300 subjects to approximately 3,500 equivalent full time students. The Faculty provides the only professional entry veterinary program in Victoria and the Bachelor of Agriculture is the fastest growing undergraduate degree in Australia. The University of Melbourne's agriculture program is the largest in Victoria and ranked 36 in the world, whilst the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program was the first graduate veterinary professional entry program in Australia. The Faculty is ideally placed to contemplate changes that have far-reaching consequences on its teaching, engagement and research.
For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria