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:

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 project management skills to engage with the farming sector in NSW and deliver high quality WHS advisory service.

Reporting to the Workplace Relations Director, this role will be part of a team of two advisors to deliver the Farm Safety Advisory Program. 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.

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 and other project communications
• 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 Monday, 4 October 2021

Policy Advisor

Your Challenge:

You will use your analytical skills to drive policy outcomes for NSW Farmers' Association members. Reporting to a Policy Director the role will cover the Business, Economics and Trade, and Rural Affairs policy areas.

You will be tasked with managing relationships with the various member committees, stakeholders and government in these policy areas and you will be responsible for providing appropriate support to the policy directors. This is an exciting and broad based role which will allow you to develop your skills and exposure across a number of policy areas.

Primary responsibilities:

Examine the priority policy issues impacting on farmers and consult with industry and government to progress these issues;
Undertake analysis of NSW Farmers policy positions;
Undertake research and assist with the development of policy solutions to issues concerning our members;
Provide secretariat support to the relevant policy directors and committees in order to develop, implement and promote policy;
Ensure relevant information is effectively communicated to members.

We are looking for:

Someone who takes initiative
High level research skills
An ability to build and maintain relationships
High level of organisational and administrative skills
An understanding of social policy (e.g. education, health, justice) is desirable
Tertiary qualifications in Business, Agriculture, Economics, or Social Policy are desirable.

This is a challenging role with opportunity to engage in the policy process at the state and federal levels as well as in operational aspects of the Association.

To Apply:

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to
Applications close 5:00pm, Friday, 8 October 2021 
For enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000