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Policy Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the policy team at the Brisbane office and deliver high-quality policy research, development and advocacy, with responsibility for covering climate risk and agribusiness issues.  The position is responsible for supporting the AgForce Drought Working Group and providing support to the General Manager – Policy.

Remuneration will reflect the nature of the position and the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

1  JOB PURPOSE

Assist in the planning, development and implementation of AgForce’s general policy program, ensuring members’ interests are effectively represented.  The role takes responsibility for leading the development of policies concerning climate risk and agribusiness issues.

The position is most suitable for an early career professional with ability and motivation.

2  OBJECTIVES

Key Result Areas

  1. In consultation with the AgForce policy team, liaise with the AgForce Board, members, state and national governments, representative organisations and other stakeholders to collaboratively and influentially research, develop, advocate and communicate policy responses.
  2. Work with the General Manager - Policy and the policy team to:
    • evaluate and identify emerging policy and agricultural community issues
    • react swiftly, comprehensively and compellingly to policy and member issues
    • support a dynamic prioritisation process.
  3. Research and prepare high-quality submissions and materials for hearings, reviews and committee processes
  4. Take carriage of climate risk and agribusiness-related issues, act as secretariat for relevant internal policy committees and represent AgForce at national, state and regional policy discussions
  5. As delegated or directed by the General Manager – Policy, assist with general policy issues and undertake other duties.

3  KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Key Result Areas are reliably achieved on a timely basis, as required.

4  SELECTION CRITERIA

Education/Qualifications

Degree or diploma in a related discipline (eg, agriculture, agribusiness, economics, climatology) and/or equivalent industry experience.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research, prepare issues papers, and develop policy options
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current challenges faced by broadacre agricultural industries at regional, state and national levels
  • Understanding of agriculturally relevant climate risk management and/or economics and agribusiness issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information and respond promptly to queries from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate group and policy processes, including well-developed negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to represent AgForce in a range of fora, to external agencies or bodies and in meetings with AgForce members

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with integrity
  • Strong public presence and ability to present to a range of audiences
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Empathy for primary producers

5  KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Maintain strong relationships with the General Manager – Policy, AgForce Board, Policy Committee members, CEO, Policy team, Media & Communications team, Regional staff and Ministerial and Government representatives.

6  ACCOUNTABILITY/AUTHORITY

Limited authority to make public comment in the absence of executive members in line with AgForce policy positions and broader principles endorsed by the organisation.

7  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Irregular hours and travel throughout regional Queensland and to interstate capital cities.

This position is subject to a 6-month probation period.

Applications must address the selection criteria and should be forwarded to the HR Manager at recruitment@agforceqld.org.au or PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, Brisbane, QLD, 4003 before 9am Monday 18 November.

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South Inland Queensland Regional Manager

1  JOB PURPOSE

This role reports to the General Manager Business Development & Regions and exists primarily to effectively support AgForce members, the Regional Chair and Regional Executive, promote and facilitate extension services and widely endorse AgForce and recruit new members.

2  OBJECTIVES

Key Result Areas

  1. Collaborate with stakeholders
  2. Build and develop the needs of existing members and actively participate in the recruitment of new members.
  3. Provide extension services for core AgForce programs to members and provide support to other providers of extension services to industry
  4. Develop, implement and support regional Executive meetings, workshops, branch meetings and efficiently manage the regional office within budget
  5. Be a strong, engaged representative of AgForce with local Government, industry groups, small business, community organisations, local media and the general public
  6. Collaborate with the General Manager, Business Development & Regions, to identify viable business development and sponsorship opportunities and engage in strategic regional planning and information sharing consultations with other Regional Managers.
  7. Manage the day-to-day requirements for the efficient running of the regional office.

3  KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Key result areas are reliably achieved on a timely basis, as required.

4  SELECTION CRITERIA

Educations/Qualifications

Membership of industry networks, bodies and affiliations.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

  • Exceptional communicator, with an ability to consult and negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build successful relationships with stakeholders including members, elected representatives, other rural producers, corporate partners, government officials, industry representatives, media and the public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting broadacre industries at regional, state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a range of activities and resources of varying complexity and scope within a tight timeframe.
  • Strong computer literacy and administration skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Displays above the line behaviour
  • AgForce role model of desired organisational culture
  • Ability to work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to act intuitively

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Elected Representatives, General Manager Business Development and Regions, AgForce Policy, Communications & Media, Projects and Corporate Services teams.

6  ACCOUNTABILITY/AUTHORITY

Limited authority to make public comment in the absence of executive members in line with AgForce policy positions and broader principles endorsed by the organisation.  No authority to commit the organisation to any binding/legal contracts.

7  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A fully maintained company vehicle for business is provided and AgForce staff must maintain a current Queensland Class C (manual) driver’s license.
  • The hours of work are flexible and will require some night and weekend work with a minimum of 76 hours a fortnight.
  • It is estimated that at least 50% of work time will be spent out of office liaising with and servicing the needs of primary producers.

Our preference is for this role to be located in Roma, but we would consider other locations in the region (SIQ).

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience.

Applications must address the selection criteria and should be forwarded to the HR Manager at recruitment@agforceqld.org.au or PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

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South East Queensland Regional Manager

1  JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the General Manager, Business Development & Regions, this role primarily exists to effectively support AgForce members, the Regional Chair and Regional Executive, promote and facilitate extension services, widely endorse AgForce and recruit new members.

2  OBJECTIVES

Key Result Areas

  1. Collaborate with stakeholders
  2. Build and develop the needs of existing members and actively participate in the recruitment of new members
  3. Provide extension services for core AgForce programs to members and provide support to other providers of extension services to industry
  4. Develop, implement and support regional Executive meetings, workshops, branch meetings and efficiently manage the regional office within budget
  5. Be a strong, engaged representative of AgForce with local Government, industry groups, small business, community organisations, local media and the general public
  6. Collaborate with the General Manager, Business Development & Regions, to identify viable business development and sponsorship opportunities and engage in strategic regional planning and information sharing consultations with other Regional Managers

3  KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Key Result Areas are reliably achieved on a timely basis, as required.

4  SELECTION CRITERIA

Education/Qualifications

Membership of industry networks, bodies and affiliations.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

  • Exceptional communicator, with an ability to consult and negotiate with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build successful relationships with stakeholders including members, elected representatives, other rural producers, corporate partners, government officials, industry representatives, media and the public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting broadacre industries at regional, state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a range of activities and resources of varying complexity and scope within a tight timeframe.
  • Strong computer literacy and administration skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Displays above the line behaviour
  • AgForce role model of desired organisational culture
  • Ability to work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Strong sense of initiative
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to act intuitively

5  KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Elected Representatives, General Manager Business Development & Regions, AgForce Policy, Communications & Media, Projects and Corporate Services teams.

6  ACCOUNTABILITY/AUTHORITY

Limited authority to make public comment in the absence of executive members in line with AgForce policy positions and broader principles endorsed by the organisation.  No authority to commit the organisation to any binding/legal contracts.

7  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A fully maintained company vehicle for business is provided and AgForce staff must maintain current Queensland Class C (manual) driver’s licenses.
  • The hours of work are flexible and will require some night and weekend work with a minimum of 76 hours a fortnight.
  • It is estimated that at least 50% of work time will be spent out of office liaising with and servicing the needs of primary producers.

Our preference is for this role to be located in Toowoomba, but we would consider other locations in the region (SEQ).

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience.

Applications must address the selection criteria and should be forwarded to the HR Manager at recruitment@agforceqld.org.au or PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

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