ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor - Federated Farmers - Hamilton

  • Be part of a team in leading national issues, such as Water and RMA
  • Are you sick of the corporate treadmill?
  • Do you want a fulfilling and challenging role where you can build and maintain relationships as well as lead Federated Farmers through the RMA processes in your region?
  • Do you want to apply your skills, such as RMA planning, in a stimulating and rewarding environment?  


Federated Farmers is the highly influential national voice of rural New Zealand, representing farmers who help generate over 50% of New Zealand’s exports. Federated Farmers role is invaluable to the rural sector, wider community and to our economy.  


You will be part of ensuring that Federated Farmers is recognised as a leader in evidence based policy and RMA processes.


We are recruiting for a Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor to join our Regional Policy and Advocacy team. The successful candidate will be appointed to either Senior Policy Advisor or Policy Advisor position, dependent on your level of experience. This position will be based in Hamilton.


If you recognise that the primary industry is at the heart of the New Zealand economy and you have a strong understanding of the RMA and the business of farming, and you want to make a difference, here is an opportunity you should not miss.  


Preferred Experience:

  • With the RMA, primary or science sector, legal, government or a related industry.


Your skill set should include:

  • Ability to develop relationships with farmers, government and stakeholder groups.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Competently analyse policies and Resource Management Act plans, write submissions and provide sound technical advice
  • Work on a range of issues relating predominately relating to the RMA, environmental and regional policy.



  • Preference from an RMA legal or planning background but those with qualifications in law, agriculture, policy, science or a related discipline are also encouraged to apply.


The position is a full-time role based in Hamilton. You must be eligible to work permanently in New Zealand.


For a copy of the position description and an application form please contact Gillian Bright on email


Applications close 19th January 2020