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:
Project Officer - Kids on Farms

Role Summary:

This role will work with NSW Farmers’ members and staff, farmers, teachers and industry to deliver the NSW Famers’ Kids on Farms project across NSW. It will support farmers hosting primary school visits by primary school students to farms to build students’ knowledge of farming and interest in agricultural careers, and encourage young farmers to partner with teachers looking to include agricultural content in their classroom.

Role Purpose:

To facilitate connections between farmers and primary schools in NSW; work with farmers to design and negotiate farm visits by primary schools; work with teachers to tailor agricultural messaging and activities linked to the primary curriculum; communicate project aims and progress in a relevant and timely manner; coordinate functions and events relevant to the project; manage and coordinate project sub-contractors, budgets and reporting..

Primary responsibilities:

• Lead the delivery of the Kids on Farms project to engage farmers, primary school teachers and students in farm visits using a digital platform;
• Provide information and analysis for milestone and budget reports and media responses and other communications;
• Plan, coordinate and deliver project events and activities;
• Assist in the preparation of communication material in the form of online and traditional media, reports and resources;
• Identify and build professional networks with relevant primary education and agricultural stakeholders in urban, regional and rural NSW.

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
• Tertiary qualifications in Education (primary) and/or Agriculture
• Someone who understands agriculture.

This is a rewarding role that will create opportunities for primary school students and teachers to visit farms and meet farmers, and build students’ knowledge of farming and interest in agricultural careers.

To Apply

Applications close Friday, 16 December 2022
Resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
For inquiries ring (02) 9478 1000
Regional Services Manager – Southern NSW

This work from home position will work with farmer members and stakeholders in the Southern Membership Area of NSW which is our Regions 7 & 11. The Southern Membership Area encompasses centers such as Singleton, Newcastle, Sydney Basin, Illawarra and South Coast, Southern Highlands & Monaro.

Primary responsibilities:

• Increase new membership and encourage membership renewals in the Southern Membership Area both face to face and on the phone;
• Coordinating membership campaigns and member meetings for the Southern 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 Southern 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. The base salary for this role is $66,000 p.a.

Extensive travel with overnight accommodation will be required. You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. The applicant must reside within the Southern Membership Area.

Applications including a resume and cover letter to be sent to: [email protected] by Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Workplace Relations Advisor
St Leonards, NSW

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

Applications close Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected].  For inquiries ring (02) 9478 1000