Careers

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:
Regional Services Manager – South West NSW

This work from home position preferably located in the Griffith region will work with farmer members and stakeholders in the South West Membership Area of NSW which is our Regions 9 & 10. The Sout West Membership Area encompasses centres such as Griffith, Albury, Corowa, Deniliquin, Gundagai, Hay, Junee & Wagga.

Primary responsibilities:

• Increase new membership and encourage membership renewals in the South West Membership Area both face to face and on the phone;
• Coordinating membership campaigns and member meetings for the South West Membership Area;
• Increasing the take up of commercial member benefits
• Representing NSW Farmers and delivering information on the benefits of membership at events and meetings;
• Providing information on the current and emerging issues for the South West Membership Area at events and to the Policy team;
• Maintaining relationships with existing members, sponsors, key industry stakeholders and local government representatives; &
• Administration, budgeting and reporting of key issues and membership information for the area.

To be successful in this role you must have exceptional relationship building and public speaking skills. Previous relationship management or territory sales experience is an advantage. An understanding of rural and agricultural issues is essential.

Reporting to the Regional Service and Sales Manager this role will be based from your home and will include a fully branded car, laptop and mobile phone. You will need reliable internet and mobile phone coverage.

Extensive travel with overnight accommodation will be required. You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. The applicant must reside within the South West Membership Area preferrable in or around Griffith.

Applications including a resume and cover letter to be sent to: hr@nswfarmers.org.au by 5.00pm, Friday 24 June 2022
For further enquiries contact (02) 9478 1000.
Policy Advisor

You will use your analytical skills to drive policy outcomes for NSW Farmers' Association members. Reporting to a Policy Director the role will focus on water issues and land use, including the areas of gas and mining, and developing a strategic approach to agricultural land use and protection in NSW.

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 water law or water issues in NSW is desirable
• Tertiary qualifications in Business, Agriculture, Law, Economics, or Science 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 hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close 5.00pm, Friday, 29 April 2022
For enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000
Senior Policy Advisor
   
About You:

With relevant tertiary qualifications and at least three years of proven experience in the professional sector, you will be looking for an opportunity to take the next step. Working under an experienced Policy Director you will shape policy outcomes at a government and industry level through strategy and stakeholder management. You will learn to engage with government at the highest level and assist the association in maintaining a strong presence both in Macquarie Street and in Canberra. With a keen intellect and strong work ethic, you will work with members of the association to develop policy and drive outcomes through advocacy.

You will be eager to learn from a highly experience political team and you will want to extend your skills in strategy, policy, communications and stakeholder relations.
A background in or knowledge of agriculture would be advantageous but not essential for this role.

Your Challenge:

You will use your research and analytical skills to develop and drive policy outcomes for NSW Farmers' Association members. Reporting to a Policy Director, your role will cover the policy area of livestock and related issues at both a state and national level. You will be tasked with managing relationships with the various member committees, industry stakeholders and government and you will be responsible for providing high-level strategic advice to the Policy Director.
You will develop the ability to undertake research on broad and complex policy areas in order to deliver succinct summaries and briefing notes. You will also learn to design and implement lobbying strategies in order to achieve policy outcomes for NSW Farmers. This exciting and broad based role will allow you to develop your skills and exposure to a number of policy areas.

Primary responsibilities: 

• Assist Policy Director and Committees in developing Association policy;
• Collate research and data to contribute to reports and briefing notes;
• Assist Policy Director with stakeholder engagement;
• Ensure relevant information is effectively communicated to members;
• Assist in designing and implementing lobbying campaigns to government, business and community stakeholders.

We are looking for:

• Someone who takes initiative
• High level research and analytical skills
• Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop quality policy assistance and communication
• An ability to build and maintain relationships
• A strong understanding of Australia’s parliamentary systems
• Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture, Economics, Science, Social Science, Communications, Public Policy, or a related discipline are desirable

This is a challenging role with opportunity to engage in the policy process at state and federal levels as well as in operational aspects of the Association. While this is a contract role, there may be opportunities to extend for the right candidate.

To Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter send to hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close Monday, 23 May 2022
All enquiries and a copy of the position description visit the careers section of NSW Farmers website.