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:
Partnership Lead

About the role:
The Partnerships Lead has responsibility for growing the number and value of NSW Farmers’ strategic partnerships by delivering value to our members and benefits to our partners.

This is an autonomous position with responsibility for the management of commercial relationships across NSW Farmers. You will manage the day to day needs of existing partners, as well as identifying new partnership opportunities with organizations, industry bodies and institutions at national, state and local level.

They must be an excellent multi-tasker, managing the needs of external partners with the requirements of internal stakeholders. They must also be expert negotiators, delivering the best outcomes for all parties by extracting best value from current agreements whilst identifying new opportunities offering even greater benefits for partners, members and NSW Farmers.
Applicants should possess:
Experience in key account management and/or business development. 
Commercial acumen with proven success in budget development and achievement.
Excellent communication skills with messaging tailored for audiences at all business levels.
Confident and self-assured. Must enjoy meeting new people and building relationships.
Exception written skills and strong attention to detail.
Events management experience and attendance generation.
A passion for agriculture or farming and contributing to the benefit of the rural community.
Experience in a similar partnerships role with success in nurturing relationships and delivering commercial results. 
Qualifications in business, marketing, advertising or communications (but this is not essential)

To Apply:
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close 5.00pm 4th December 2023
Enquiries, please contact 02 9478 1000
Media & Communications Manager  - 12 month fixed term contract

About the role:

To drive and oversee the media engagement strategy for NSW Farmers including staying across all priority policy issues to generate media and social media opportunities that support the advancement of the organisation’s advocacy agenda. Utilising relevant insights and feedback, this role will also be responsible for contributing to the targeted communication of relevant, timely and credible information to the media, members and other key external stakeholders. 

Applicants should possess:

Media experience, either working as a journalist or in a communications role.
Sound interpersonal and communication skills, and a polite and professional manner in all dealings with members and non-members, elected representatives, and stakeholders.
Solid social media experience to develop organic content that drives policy and advocacy initiatives.
Good understanding of the Australian media landscape.
The ability to self-start and be proactive, while adapting to changing priorities and reacting to incoming queries and requests for information.
Experience liaising with the media and managing media releases.
High level of organisation. 

The preferred applicant will also have:

Newsroom experience.
Strong interviewing skills.
Strong photography and videography skills.
Exceptional writing skills and an eye for detail.
Tertiary qualifications in journalism or communications.
An existing network of media contacts and resources

To Apply:

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close 5.00pm 17th November 2023
Enquiries, please contact 02 9478 1000
Senior Policy Advisor – Young Farmers

The Role:

Works to support, enable and grow the Young Farmer membership of NSW Farmers. This role will work directly with the Young Farmer Council to achieve growth and enable the engagement of Young Farmers to identify, develop and advocate for issues related to agriculture and regional resilience to support the achievement of the Association’s goal to achieve $30 billion in farm gate value by 2030.

Facilitates the development, analysis and execution of policy relevant to attract and retain young farmers under the Young Farmer Strategic Plan.  

The role has four (4) broad domains: research & analysis of issues relevant to young farmer business success; strategic planning and facilitation of planning; coordination & stakeholder management; and communication, influence, and negotiation.

Role Purpose:

To work closely with the Young Farmers Council to deliver the Strategic Plan; achieve growth in engagement and relevance; enhance participation in policy development and advocacy; and manage effective proactive and responsive communication to Young Farmers, the broader membership and internal/external stakeholders. 

Primary responsibilities:

Maintain relationships with the Young Farmer Council and young farmer members
Co-ordinate and assist Young Farmer Council activities across the State, communications, events and campaigns in conjunction with the Council members
Assist the Council to facilitate the relationship between other Young Farmers networks
Interact and maintain relationships with existing members and key stakeholders
Work closely with Policy team and other key staff members to identify key issues and build evidence that drives priorities to address the needs of young farmers

We are looking for:

Someone who takes initiative
A natural collaborator with ability to build and maintain relationships
High level of organisational and project management skills
Someone who is tenacious and a conceptual thinker
Someone who understands agriculture

To Apply:

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close Friday, 22 September 2023 
For enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000