Manager Stakeholder Policy and Advocacy

Be part of a team that makes a difference

The Victorian Farmers Federation, is seeking an experienced Stakeholder and Government Relations Manager. The role is responsible for the development and delivery of stakeholder communications and advocacy strategy across industry, government and community to achieve the policy and member objectives of the organisation.

The position affords the successful incumbent a significant career opportunity to build their and the organisation’s profile with federal, state, and local Government, as well as across numerous sectors within the agricultural industry and its support sectors. Government relations, communication and the ability to build relationships with members of relevant legislative bodies and key staff is a fundamental requirement in this role.

About the role

This role in conjunction with the Stakeholder Policy & Advocacy team, is responsible for creating and managing strategies for external communication, in addition to building and maintaining effective relationships with government representatives, industry, community, media and stakeholders. The Development, implementation and coordination of strategy across the organisation to achieve identified strategic stakeholder management, policy, and industry objectives is a key function of this role.

Skills and experience

Ideally you will have a recognised degree in agriculture, public policy, political science, stakeholder management, economics or other appropriate discipline. Extensive experience in effective government relations, stakeholder management, lobbying, and/or industry advocacy, in addition to demonstrated management experience leading multifunctional teams is also required.

Further details

Remuneration commensurate with experience.

The key selection criteria can be found in the position description attached.

Applicants will need to provide a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

For more information contact VFF Workplace Relations on 1300 442 481 or email

Extended application period, closing Friday 2 April, 2020

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