Gardener/Housekeeper

Reference Number: 7776aa

Location: Darfield/Canterbury

  • High Country Life
  • Mount Algidus Iconic Station
  • Opportunity for a couple or an individual

 

About Mount Algidus

Mount Algidus is an iconic station located in the Southern Alps, occupying the high country between two great rivers - the Rakaia & Wilberforce.  Mount Algidus, a 53,000-acre cattle station is very much a working station, supporting 2,000 head of Aberdeen Angus cattle and a flock of 2,000 Perendale Romney cross-breed sheep. Much hard work and investment has gone into this farming enterprise since the owners bought the land 16 years ago. 

In the 1940s Mount Algidus station was regarded as some of the wildest and roughest farming land in New Zealand and in 1963 was the inspiration for the bestselling book written by Mona Anderson, called ‘A River Rules My Life’.  The Wilberforce River in all its moods governed her life for 33 years and she went on to write The Good Logs of Algidus in 1965, Over the River in 1966 and The Wonderful World at My Doorstep in 1968.

About the role

We require an experienced gardener and a housekeeper. This fulltime position is suitable for a couple to job share - or for an individual to work full time. You will need to enjoy living on an isolated high-country station and will have excellent communication skills along with a good sense of humour. These roles will provide essential support to the owner, ensuring the appearance of the house, lawn and beautiful garden are to a high standard. You will also need to have an affinity for animals.

 

Benefits

  • Accommodation included, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage.
  • 53,000-acre working cattle station
  • Sought after quiet high-country station life
  • Leave the rat race and live the good life!

 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 31 October 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click Here to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

 

To apply use application form or email cvchc@sheffield.co.nz

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