Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm is located just off the A1 Bass Highway, mid way between  Deloraine and Elizabeth Town, Tasmania. It is a 30 minute drive from the Spirit of Tasmania Terminal in Devonport or 45 minutes drive from the Launceston Airport (see map).  The Farm is now leased by Andrew Terry and the Business is now Trading as Tasmanian Berries.

FULL TIME POSITION NOW AVAILABLE

Farm Supervisor

Position - Permanent Full Time (38 hours)
Site - Exton
Closing date - 5 September 2014

Tasmanian Berries is seeking an experienced farm supervisor at our Exton site, to oversee the daily running of the farm in conjunction with the company's Farm Manager.

Tasmanian Berries is a small family owned business, producing strawberries, raspberries and blackberries for Driscolls Australia. The Christmas Hills site also produces public variety berries to supply the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe, year round.

The successful applicant will be expected to work independently at the Exton site, to manage the day to day tasks of the staff, to oversee and manage the crop's spray program and manage the site's irrigation system. The successful applicant will be required to work at our Christmas Hills site from time to time, for the purpose of attending management meetings and working with the Farm Manager and other senior members who are primarily based at the Christmas Hills site.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with representatives of Driscolls Australia and undertake relevant agricultural and management courses to develop and improve skills, from time to time.

Applicants must have a current Chem Cert Australia accreditation, a valid Australian driver's licence and experience in operating farm machinery is necessary.
All Applications will be treated with strict confidence.
For more information, please contact Andrew Terry on 0408 319 587.

Please forward your Application marked 'confidential' and for the attention of Julie Holmes, including a covering letter, your resume and a copy of your chem cert accreditation, by the closing date to PO Box 275, Deloraine, Tasmania, 7304 or email to julie@raspberryfarm.com.au.

 

SEASONAL WORK AVAILABLE

Seasonal work is available for fruit pickers from early December until the end of May. We welcome fruit pickers with and without experience. We prefer you to work with us for a minimum of 3 or 4 weeks

I’m Interested. What do I need to do now?

All workers must have a Tax File Number.  You must also have Working Holiday Visa if you are visiting Australia from overseas.

If you are interested in work you need to send your application by fax or email to:

Email: julie@raspberryfarm.com.au
Fax:    Attention Julie Holmes at +61 (0) 3 6362 2766

Phone:  +61 (0) 3 6362 2740 (Mon, Tue & Wed)  please leave a message if there is no answer

 

Applications need to include your:

  1. Name  
  2. Australian address  
  3. Home Address 
  4. Mobile phone number (within Australia) 
  5. Phone number outside of Australia
  6. Email

Rate of Pay
We pay by the weight of berries picked. Pay rates do fluctuate depending on the condition of the crop being harvested. We make a direct payment of your wages into your bank account and provide you with a pay slip.

Accommodation

There is a range of on and off-farm accommodation options available including:

At the Farm
You can set up a tent or campervan and we do provide some onsite accommodation. There is a shared kitchen and shower facilities.

Deloraine
The Bush Inn
7 – 9 Meander Valley Hwy (10 min drive from the farm)
Cost: $100 per week
Contact: Peter or Lyn Sheehan
Email: p.sheehan@hotkey.net.au
Phone: +61 (0) 3 6362 2365
Website: www.bushinn.com.au

Deloraine Apex Caravan Park
51 West Parade
Reception office is located at 2 West Goderich St (opposite the caravan park)
Cost: Various options are available including:

  1. Two people powered site $150 per week;
  2. Two people unpowered site $130 per week

Contact: Ruth How
Phone: +61 (0) 3 6362 234

Golden Valley
Quamby Corner  (Caravan Park)
Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley (14km from Deloraine)
Unserviced Sites:  $8   one adult or $16 two adults per night (7th night free).
Serviced Sites:      $14 one adult or $22 two adults per night (7th night free)
Onsite Vans:         $48 one adult or $56 two adults per night (7th night free) or for a minimum of four weeks stay (with a $300 bond)  onsite vans are $164 per week one adult or $212 per week two adults. 
Fees include use of washing machine and showers etc..
EFTPOS not yet available.
For more information please phone +61 (0) 3 6369 5156 or go to the website: www.quambycorner.com.au

Devonport
Tasman Lodge
114 Tasman Street
Cost: Varies, starting at $18 per night.  Shared and private accommodation options available.
Ph: +61 (0) 3 6423 2335
Website: www.tasmanbackpackers.com.au
The Farm runs a free bus service from Tasman Lodge to the Farm from December 26th to January 10th.

Accommodation fees may vary, please contact accommodation providers for up to date fees. 

Enquiries

If you have any further questions about employment at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm please call Julie Holmes on +61 (0) 3 6362 2740 or email julie@raspberryfarm.com.au

Julie is available from December to the end of January Monday to Friday and February to November Monday to Wednesday each week.