About NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association, Australia’s largest farm body, is dedicated to lobbying on behalf of its members and farmers generally in NSW, as well as representing their interests across all agricultural sectors; to ensure that their voice is heard at all levels of Government as well as by other interest groups and stakeholders. The following position is now available:

Workplace Relations Advisor

St Leonards, NSW

Applications are sought from persons with an interest in workplace relations, including IR, HR and WHS (Work Health and Safety). This role would ideally suit a recent university graduate with limited experience in a practicing workplace relations advisory role.

Reporting to the Workplace Relations Director and as part of a small team, the successful candidate will:

- Provide industrial relations advice regarding employee relations issues (IR, HR, OHS, workers compensation) to Members;
- Interpret industrial relations awards and pay rates for members;
- Advise members on the meaning and effect of all legislation concerning employer rights and obligations;
- Assist in the preparation of circulars and articles for Association publications and other correspondence;
- Promote activities of the Industrial Association that increase members’ awareness about their IR, HR and WH&S obligations;
- Provide support for the overall operation of the Workplace Relations team.

Applicants with recently graduated tertiary qualifications in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Employment Relations or Law will be looked upon favourably.

Essential requirements include:

- Graduate degree with some understanding of workplace relations and industrial relations and/or law;
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Computer proficiency
- Reliability and a can do attitude
- A willingness to learn, develop and expand the role

Applications close 8:00am, Monday 12 August 2019, resume and cover letter to be sent to, inquiries to Jeff Kennedy on (02) 9478 1000.

Farm Safety Advisor

Your challenge
As a subject matter expert in WHS, you will use your practical knowledge and experience in agriculture, as well as communication and analytical skills to engage with the farming sector in NSW and deliver high quality WHS advisory service.

Reporting to the Workplace Relations Director, the primary objective of this role is to provide practical, innovative and customer centered work health and safety advice and support to the farming sector in the NSW, in order to reduce injuries and fatalities on farms. The role is broad based which will allow you to develop your skills. This role is initially offered on a maximum term of 12 months as it has been created as part of a pilot program.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

- Respond to enquiries from farmers across the state in relation to WHS
- Prepare, organise and deliver face to face WHS advisory sessions regionally
- Review, develop, collate and maintain WHS resources.
- Promote the program and its related services through internal and external networks
- Undertake day to day management of the project
- Collect project evaluation data and prepare reports on project performance
- Stakeholders management
- Develop and maintain a project website
- Monitor emerging WHS issues and trends in the farming sector and devise a response in consultation with the Workplace Relations Director

We are looking for:

- Someone with relevant qualifications or experience in WHS
- Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of agriculture and related WHS issues
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated capability in working remotely and using own initiative with limited supervision.
- Ability to manage projects and events
- Microsoft Office skills including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
- An understanding of project management including in the development of project evaluation methodologies.
- Possession of a current drivers license
- Highest standard of integrity and professionalism in all actions, relationships and decision making consistent with requirements of the Association and the law.

To be successful in this role you must have exceptional communication and relationship building skills. An understanding of rural and agricultural issues is essential.

This role will be based from your home and will include a fully branded car, laptop, and phone. Extensive travel with overnight accommodation will be required; you must possess a current
driver’s license. Preference will be given to applicants residing in or around central NSW.

To Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to
Applications close 5.00pm, Monday, 26 August 2019
All enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000