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 Advisor

Role Description

You will use your analytical skills to drive policy outcomes for NSW Farmers' Association members. Reporting to a Policy Director the role will cover the Business, Economics and Trade, and Rural Affairs policy areas. 

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 social policy (e.g. education, health, justice) is desirable
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Agriculture, Economics, or Social Policy 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
Applications close 5pm, Monday 20 May 2019
Enquiries to Jeff Kennedy on (02) 9478 1000