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Manager – Advocacy & Rural Affairs


Hybrid/Partial Remote, Canberra, NSW, Australia


Beaumont People

Industry Sector:

Government/Industry Groups

Industry Type:

Crop Production

Career Type:

Business Development/Strategic Management

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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Influence and drive key issues within the Grain industry through influential stakeholder engagement & policy initiatives. 
  • Advocacy Manager – Agriculture, Government Relation & Rural Affairs 
  • Grain Growers – Not for Profit, Member Association
  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Canberra 2600, ACT, open to location however must be able to travel to Canberra regularly
  • Competitive Salary. Please state your desired renumeration in your cover letter 
About the client
Grain Growers is a Not-for-Profit membership organisation with a national reach making a positive difference to the grain industry. They have a strong and influential voice, are progressive in their thinking, and are inspirational in their approach. They are at the forefront of a changing industry, setting the agenda for change that will benefit their members now and in the future.
About the role
As the Advocacy Manager you will be responsible for advocating on all of GrainGrowers’ key priorities through industry research, policy analysis, reporting and representation, this includes trade & freight, tech & biosecurity, climate & carbon. You will also manage any policy issues directly related to rural affairs. 
You will work closely with the policy team, CEO and Board Chair to influence outcomes and be at the forefront of conversations. Some travel to Canberra is likely with this role.
About the person 
Grain Growers are looking for a highly engaging and influential Advocacy Manager.  You may have worked within a Peak Body, Government or a ministerial office. You will understand the political agenda related to agriculture and grain and be able to build strong networks with a variety of key stakeholders.  You will be a great listener, speaker and be able to drive successful outcomes.
Duties include:
  • Lead the development and delivery of the advocacy plan and rural affairs policy initiatives
  • Ensure effective and constructive engagement with stakeholders to deliver the advocacy and rural affairs policy initiatives
  • Be at the forefront of issues and formal inquiries which may impact the grains sector and provide relevant advice and strategy recommendations
  • Development of papers and delivery of public presentations which position GrainGrowers as a thought leader in policy and grain industry development
  • Build a strong network of political contacts with state and federal governments
  • Work closely with the General Manager, Advocacy & Policy to develop and deliver a targeted advocacy strategy on GrainGrowers key priorities
  • Work with the Policy and Advocacy Team on policy issues 
  • Research and analysis of policy issues relevant to key issues impacting the grains industry 
To be successful you will possess the following experience and qualifications:
  • Experience working in agriculture or the grains industry (desirable)
  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in agriculture, business, or public policy-related discipline
  • Proven experience with industry analysis, advocacy, government relations, or policy administration experience
  • Strong written communications skills, exceptional research, analysis, critical thinking and reporting skills
  • Proven ability to operate in a role that requires both proactive strategic planning, along with reactive high-pressure work
  • Ability to travel domestically as and when required


This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work with senior business leaders to influence and drive advocacy, showcasing the positive, proactive and evidence driven work produced by the GrainGrowers’ team.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply now by clicking on APPLY TO THIS POSITION. Alternatively, contact for more information
Beaumont People specialise in temporary, permanent and contract recruitment for NFP organisations including membership, associations, peak bodies, and the arts. We have been contracted to recruit this role on a retained basis therefore please direct all enquiries to Louise Roper.

To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
Job Post Date: 08/08/22
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