About NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers is an association of farmers and agricultural stakeholders advocating for a profitable NSW farming sector. Australia’s largest state farming organisation, NSW Farmers is non-partisan and champions the views and aspirations of farmers and rural communities at all levels of government and with industry stakeholders, with its policy agenda driven from the grassroots up.  

NSW Farmers is Australia’s largest state farming organisation, representing the interests of its farmer members in the state. We are Australia’s only state-based farming organisation that represents farmers across all agricultural commodities including livestock, grains, wool, dairy, oysters and horticulture. We also speak up on issues that matter to farmers, whether it’s the environment, biosecurity, water, animal welfare, economics, trade, or rural and regional affairs.

We have teams working across regional NSW and in Sydney to ensure key policies and messages travel from paddock to Parliament. Our regional branch network ensures local voices guide and shape our positions on issues affecting people and communities.


The following position is now available:

People and Culture Manager

About the role:
The People and Culture Manager will play a pivotal role in enhancing the association culture, developing talent, and developing a people and culture strategy that aligns with our strategic objectives. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape our workforce and culture to foster a high performing and adaptive environment.

The key focus will be on developing and implementing plans that ensure the Association’s ability to attract, retain, develop, and support a highly engaged and committed workforce.

You will provide advice and support to NSW Farmers staff and act as a key advisor to the CEO and Leadership team.
The role is a 3-day per week, maximum term position based at the Head Office in St Leonards. 

Lead the provision of an effective People & Culture service, continuously enhancing service delivery and processes.
Oversee the provision of expert advice and support on a full range of People and Culture matters across the association.
Lead workforce planning, organisational capability development initiatives as required and agreed with CEO and Leadership team.
Oversee the development and lead the implementation and management of a professional learning policy.
Lead the performance and professional development of staff members, building a highly productive and collaborative team.
Develops, reviews, implements, and monitors Policies & Procedures.
Ensure all statutory requirements relating to WHS are met through appropriate procedures, actions, initiatives, and training.

Applicants should Possess:
Ability to develop and interpret HR metrics and translate it to achievable business strategies.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment.
Ability to maintain relationship to achieve the associations core business goals and objectives.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Strategic thinker with the ability to drive change and innovation.

To Apply:
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close 5pm Friday 31 May 2024
Enquiries, please contact 02 9478 1000
Project Support Officer

About the role:
The Project Support Officer will provide technical and administrative support to the “Positioning the Oyster Industry for Growth” project, which aims to increase investment in oyster breeding and spat distribution programs that accelerate sector recovery and develop a more resilient industry to underpin the current oyster industry and build capacity for growth to meet future demand.

Coordinate and facilitate the industry advisory committee involved in the project.
Work closely with the Hatchery Liaison Officer to map and establish oyster spat supply networks comprising local and interstate hatcheries and NSW oyster growers.
Undertake research into the different pricing and supply models available in the NSW oyster industry, as well as the opportunities for a more efficient supply chain.
Produce a high-level overview of state-importing biosecurity requirements and develop a template which is “farmer-friendly”.
Generate oyster grower awareness and participation in hatchery runs via a communications campaign.
Coordination of information and data analyses for milestone and budget reports.

Applicants should Possess:
Someone who takes initiative.
A natural collaborator with ability to build and maintain relationships.
High level organisational, governance and project management skills.
High-level research ability and attention to detail.
A team player who can contribute to the broader strategy of the organisation.
Required: MS Office suite skills.
Desired: Someone with experience or knowledge of agricultural project delivery in rural, regional, and remote NSW.

This position will be employed on a casual basis and contracted until 20th December 2024.
Expected workload is 8-10 hours per week.
Successful candidate is required to be based in Sydney however remote working arrangements will be considered.
This position will support the Hatchery Liaison Officer who will be out in the field providing technical expertise to oyster farmers and delivering on-ground aspects of the project.

To Apply:
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close 5pm Monday 10 June 2024
Enquiries, please contact 02 9478 1000
Dairy Project Officer

About the role:

The role will manage and coordinate the delivery, completion and evaluation of a project within a large collaborative state program to address the long-term recovery and resilience position of the NSW dairy industry following the storm and floods of February and March 2021. The focus of the project is Better Preparedness, Lower Risk and Higher Resilience in Dairy.

Lead dairy project co-ordination and partner participation.
Oversee relevant project items to ensure that reports and milestones are completed on time, on budget and to scope, in alignment with required time splits.
Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations.
Manage project components of the role including travel calendar, event planning, budgeting, and delivery.
Deliver significant piece of mapping work which can be used to develop recommendations for key stakeholders including local councils and State and/or Federal government.

Applicants should Possess:
Demonstrated ability to manage a project including budgeting, reporting, milestones, stakeholder relationships.
Demonstrated ability to deliver project outcomes, including through the development of strategies and key reporting frameworks to monitor project success, as well as the ability to mitigate project risks and deliver solutions to overcome foreseen delivery issues.
Experience in analysis and reporting of data, and ability to identify trends or patterns, and opportunities or recommendations from this work.
Ability to monitor, manage and report personal and project performance to various audiences.
Ability to undertake extended travel as required.
Required: MS Office suite skills 
Desired: Someone with experience or knowledge of agricultural project delivery in rural, regional, and remote NSW
Desired: Experience in QGIS or similar mapping software 

This role will be employed as a parental leave temporary contract until 30th November 2024.
This role is full-time.
Flexible and remote working options will be considered however regular travel to Sydney will be required.

To Apply:
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
Applications close 5pm Friday 14 June 2024
Enquiries, please contact 02 9478 1000