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:

Senior Policy Advisor / 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 policy development focused on a range of agricultural industries, with a focus on grains, horticulture, ag science and technology. 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 and agricultural industries.
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 assisting 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
Excellent communication skills
Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture, Law or a related discipline are desirable
Knowledge or experience in the grains and/or horticulture industries will be very highly regarded
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. NSW Farmers is looking at candidates with a range of skills and experience, with the option to appoint a Policy Adviser or Senior Policy Adviser pending experience level of the successful applicant.
To Apply
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to
Applications close Monday, 14 December 2020
Enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000.
PD - Senior Policy Advisor
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PD - Policy Advisor
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