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Policy Manager - Rural Affairs

Advertiser: Grain Growers LimitedMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
2 Apr 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Consulting & Strategy, Policy

GrainGrowers is an independent and technically resourced, grain farmer representative organisation with 17,000 members across Australia. GrainGrowers' vision is to develop and promote a more efficient, sustainable and profitable grains industry for all Australian grain farmers.

Expansion of the team has created an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to join the GrainGrowers team as Policy Manager, Rural Affairs.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Lead GrainGrowers' rural affairs policy portfolio.  This includes responsibility for freight and infrastructure, farm business and economics, telecommunications, and RDE, technology and innovation.
  • Undertake research and analysis on key issues impacting the grains industry and provide relevant advice and recommendations.
  • Represent the interests of Australian grain farmers in industry and government fora.
  • Lead the administrative and secretariat responsibilities for the GrainGrowers National Policy Group.

The right candidate will possess:

  • Experience working in agriculture or the grains industry.
  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in agriculture, business, or public policy related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ industry analysis, research or policy administration experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively work with government officials and industry partners at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated success in policy analysis and evaluation, development and implementation
  • Exceptional research, analysis, critical thinking and reporting skills.
  • Highly developed writing skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Proven ability to operate in a role that requires both proactive strategic planning, along with reactive high pressure work.
  • Ability to travel domestically as and when required.

To apply submit an up-to-date CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications close midnight AEST 18 April 2019

For more information contact Carolyn Rich on:

02 9286 2000

E carolyn.rich@graingrowers.com.au

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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