Grains Project & Policy Officer

Be part of a team that makes a difference

Victoria's premier farmer lobby – the Victorian Farmers Federation - is seeking a Project & Policy Officer to work with the Grains Group Manager to develop and manage policy and projects that promote and support the membership of the VFF.

About the role

The primary focus of the role is the development, assessment and implementation of policy and projects to benefit Grains Group members. This includes the identification of policy issues, research, analysis, development and provision of recommendations.

In addition, the role contributes to the communications activities of the Grains Group through planning and drafting media content, and both internal and external communications. The role also involves assisting the Grains Group Manager to organise and run Grains Group events, including member events, field days, roadshows, conferences and Council meetings.

The position will provide the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in the project and policy fields, in the areas of government, trade, supply chain management, and the agricultural industry in general.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will require tertiary qualifications in public policy, agriculture, law or economics. Demonstrated experience in policy development, stakeholder management and lobbying will be highly regarded.

Other skills required include:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and informative documentation to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the agricultural industry and/or an interest in establishing a career in the agricultural industry.
  • Ability to write succinctly and for a variety of mediums, including submissions, newsletters, articles and social media will be highly regarded.

As some regional travel is involved, a current Australian Drivers Licence and the flexibility to travel and work outside normal work hours on occasion are required.

Further details

The salary band is $46,000 to $60,000 per annum, plus superannuation, commensurate with experience ranging from graduate to experienced policy graduate level.

Applicants must address the selection criteria in their application. The selection criteria can be found in the position description below.

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

Applications close 5pm Monday 22 May 2017.