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Senior Policy Advisors / Policy Advisors - Federated Farmers - NZ Wide

Senior Policy Advisors / Policy Advisors

• Make a difference for our farmers
• Do you want a fulfilling and challenging role where you can build and maintain relationships, as well
as lead Federated Farmers through the Resource Management Act (RMA)?
• Do you want to apply your skills, such as RMA planning, in a stimulating and rewarding environment?
• Be part of the biggest non-government resource management policy team

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.

We have made improvements to the structure of the policy team and are implementing a range of changes
to enhance the effectiveness of this team. The outcome of this refresh process has bought about

We are recruiting for four Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor roles in our regional team, two based in the
North Island and two in the South Island plus a Senior Policy Advisor (Water) role preferably based in
Wellington or Hamilton. We are looking for RMA and/or water experts, who want to experience the
satisfaction which come with advocating on behalf of our farming members.

Working for a membership organisation, you will have a real sense of purpose and real opportunities to
make a valued contribution to our farming communities.

In these roles you get to lead from the front and take ownership of your work. No silos or bureaucratic
hierarchy here.

This is an exciting and challenging time to be involved at the coalface of national resource management as
well as regional and district plan development. Federated Farmers will give you the opportunity to be
involved and lead processes from start to finish. You will be at the forefront of challenging and evolving
reforms. You will work alongside some of the brightest, like-minded people (from a range of disciplines)
who will value your intellect and commitment to seeing the job done.

The roles carry a weight of responsibility because you will want to do the very best for the farmers but with
that comes job satisfaction in spades. And if you know farmers you can also look forward to enjoying their
generous, hardworking, down-to-earth way of being.

So yes, we are looking for special people.

It is an extremely exciting time to be involved in the reform of resource management in New Zealand and at
Federated Farmers you will have the opportunity to influence change. Tell us what you need, and we will try
to make it work, for the right person.

We are looking for:
• Preferably with practical experience in the fields of resource management (e.g. policy, planning or
legal) or water quality or local government along with experience acting for or working with farmers.

Your skills will include:
- the ability to build and maintain relationships with farmers, government, iwi and stakeholder
- enthusiasm for new challenges and rock-steady determination to see an issue through to a
- the ability to provide sound and reasoned advice, analyse policies and resource
management plans, write submissions and provide sound technical advice
- the ability to work as part of a team, bringing together multiple disciplines to present a wellrounded and credible solution.

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
[email protected]

Applications close Friday 26th November 2021.