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:
Workplace Relations Advisor

Applications are sought from persons with an interest in workplace relations, including IR, HR and WHS (Work Health and Safety). This role would ideally suit a graduate keen to kick start a career in workplace relations or a person with one year experience in practicing IR or WHS advisory role. 

Reporting to the Workplace Relations Director and as part of a small team, the successful candidate will:

Provide industrial relations advice regarding employee relations issues (IR, HR, WHS, workers compensation) to Members;
Interpret industrial relations awards and pay rates for members;
Advise members on the meaning and effect of all legislation concerning employer rights and obligations;
Assist in the preparation of circulars and articles for Association publications and other correspondence;
Assist in creation of tools and resources for members;
Promote activities of the Industrial Association that increase members’ awareness about their IR, HR and WH&S obligations;
Provide support for the overall operation of the Workplace Relations team.

Applicants who have recently graduated with tertiary qualifications in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Employment Relations or Law will be looked upon favourably.

Essential requirements include:

Degree qualified with some understanding of workplace relations and industrial relations and/or law;
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Computer proficiency
Reliability and a can do attitude 
A willingness to learn, develop and expand the role 

Resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
For inquiries ring (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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
All enquiries and a copy of the position description visit the careers section of NSW Farmers website.
Accounts Clerk

The NSW Farmers’ Association is seeking an enthusiastic applicant for the full-time position of Accounts Payable Clerk and incorporating general office duties.

Working in a fast paced environment where “attention to detail” is of the highest importance as the ability to take ownership and accountability for your role.

Primary responsibilities:

• A strong background in accounting, mainly accounts payable some receivables
• Perform payroll duties;
• Liaise with 3rd party payroll providers directly to complete the payroll processes;
• Have knowledge of MS Great Plains software;
• Handling queries from internal and external stakeholders;
• General administrative duties, typing and data entry;
• Administrative work for the member services and general office duties.

Ideally the successful applicant have past experience in an accounting environment. Exposure to payroll and MS Great Plains software would be an advantage.

The kind of applicant we are looking for must be discrete, have a very strong verbal communication and customer service skills, a good phone manner, ability to converse with a wide range of people and the ability to handle difficult customers. A person with membership, sales & accounting background will be looked on favourably.

To Apply

Applications close Friday, 14 October 2022
Resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
For inquiries ring (02) 9478 1000