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:
Dairy Project Officer

Your Challenge:

Your primary task will be delivering the SFIRP-BC-021 ‘Better preparedness, lower risk and high resilience in Dairy’ project which is part of the $80 million Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program that is helping support NSW primary industries as they recover and rebuild from storm and flood events.

You will be required to build and maintain a collaborative network within the NSW dairy industry, manage stakeholder relationships, and be responsible for day-to-day project management, delivery of activities, and reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. You will also be required to maintain positive relationships with existing dairy members and provide insights and proactive guidance on policy issues within the dairy industry. You will also have the ability to independently manage and record time splits between project and policy requirements (0.85 FTE and 0.15 FTE).

Primary responsibilities:

• Successfully implement, manage and deliver the required outcomes of the SFIRP-BC-021 ‘Better preparedness, lower risk and high resilience in Dairy’ project
• Building and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders and collaborators to achieve project objectives
• Manage and oversee all aspects of project planning, development and implementation for the project, including developing project plan, coordinating resources, budget management, meeting reporting requirements, and supporting project-related activities, to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope
• Identifying and reporting on existing and emerging policy issues

We are looking for:

• Someone who takes initiative
• Well-developed professional skills
• Proven ability to build and maintain relationships
• High level of organisational and administrative skills
• Well-developed collaboration and communication skills
• An understanding of project management is desirable
• Tertiary qualifications in Business, Agriculture, Law, Economics, or Science are desirable

This is a challenging role with opportunity to deliver a state-funded project whilst engaging 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]
Applications close Friday, 7 April 2023
For enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000
Senior Policy Advisor - Young Farmers

Role Summary:

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 close Friday, 24th February 2023
Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to [email protected]
For enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000