Policy Manager - Rural Affairs
Advertiser: Grain Growers LimitedMore jobs from this company
- Job Listing Date
- 2 Apr 2019
- Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
- Work Type
- Full Time
- 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:
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