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:
Policy & Membership Manager (Dairy)

About the role

This is a newly created and exciting role within NSW Farmers Dairy to advance the NSW Dairy Farmers section matters. This is a highly collaborative role and you will be tasked with developing and managing relationships with the dairy membership, industry stakeholders and all levels of government. You will also provide high-level strategic industry and policy advice to the Policy Director and the Association. Your key objective will be to add value to our dairy members.

• Work collaboratively with the Chair of NSW Dairy Farmers to ensure issues of relevance to them are heard and prosecuted at a state and national level
• Work with the regional managers and membership team to engage with current and future members
• Develop workshops, events and other engagement activities that add value to members and the Association
• Work with key research and development organisations, peak industry bodies and government
• Research and develop submissions and briefings that advance the views of our members

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a sound understanding of and passion for agriculture. You will have several years' experience in a policy, account management or extension type role. A knowledge of the NSW dairy industry would be advantageous however this is not necessary. You will be highly collaborative by nature with a proven ability to develop strong stakeholder relationships. You are someone who takes initiative and is results-oriented. You can take direction from your peers but also provide your perspective and insights to those you work with.

Tertiary qualifications in agriculture, science or policy would be valuable but not necessary. A background or qualifications in project management would be advantageous. You will be comfortable working within a team however there will be a degree of autonomy in this role.

We are open to the ideal candidate being located in either Sydney or regional NSW. The role will require a degree of regional travel including overnight stays. The role is initially a 12-month contract but could possibly be extended.

To Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close Sunday, 21 November 2021

Receptionist / Administration Assistant

Your challenge:

We currently have a vacant position for an enthusiastic and professional Receptionist / Administration Assistant to join our friendly team. You will have gained receptionist experience in a previous role and have a passion for administration. This role is responsible for providing clerical and administrative assistance in order to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are supported in an effective, efficient and professional manner. Part of this role is also dedicated in administering the NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program on behalf of Safework NSW. This is an exciting and broad based role which will allow you to develop your skills and exposure across a number of areas..

Your challenge:


We currently have a vacant position for an enthusiastic and professional Receptionist / Administration Assistant to join our friendly team. You will have gained receptionist experience in a previous role and have a passion for administration. This role is responsible for providing clerical and administrative assistance in order to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are supported in an effective, efficient and professional manner. Part of this role is also dedicated in administering the NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program on behalf of Safework NSW. This is an exciting and broad based role which will allow you to develop your skills and exposure across a number of areas.

To be successful in this role you must display the following skills and attributes:

• Previous reception experience;
• Friendly and courteous personality;
• Experience answering a busy phone line and forwarding them to the correct person with all required details;
• Collecting, sorting and distribution of mail;
• Provide general administrative support;
• Undertake general clerical duties including data entry and filing;
• Ensure relevant information is effectively communicated to staff & stakeholders;

We are looking for:

• Experience in reception skills
• Demonstrated capability in customer service
• Sound interpersonal and communication skills, and a polite and professional manner in all dealings with members and non members, elected representatives
• High level of organisational and administrative skills
• Competence in clerical skills including using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

To Apply:

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close Friday, 12 November 2021

Project Administrator Lead

St Leonards – maximum term contract

Your challenge:

Join our expanding team. We are currently hiring for an enthusiastic and professional Project Administrator Lead to join our friendly team on a long-term appointment to June 2023. This role is responsible for providing customer service, clerical and administrative assistance in order to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are supported in an effective, efficient and professional manner. The right individual will have the opportunity to be exposed to advisory and advocacy line of work.

To be successful in this role you must display the following skills and attributes:

• Provide general administrative support
• Undertake general clerical duties including data entry and maintaining reporting spreadsheets
• Previous experience with database
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Attention to detail
• Ensure relevant information is effectively communicated to members, non-members & stakeholders.
• Friendly and courteous phone manner

We are looking for:

• Demonstrated capability in customer service;
• Sound interpersonal and communications skills,
• High level of organisational and administrative skills;
• Highly proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel

To Apply:

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close Monday, 8 November 2021
Accounts Payable Clerk / MSC Advisor

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; i.e. Manage all areas of incoming and outgoing mails, manage stationary supplies, provide print and copy productions and relief reception 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 including resume and cover letter to be sent to hr@nswfarmers.org.au
Applications close Friday, 27 October 2021