Department of Regional NSW
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Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

  • 497020
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Full time position until 30 June 2023
  • Ideally located in Dubbo, however any LLS office across Central West LLS region will be considered
  • Salary starting from $99,431pa + super
  • Work with farmers, community & industry groups to deliver sustainable agriculture services across the Central West

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) have a fantastic opportunity available as a Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) to work within the Ag Advisory services team. This is a perfect role for someone who is enthusiastic about stakeholder engagement and facilitating partnerships with farmers, industry and community groups to deliver sustainable agriculture outcomes.

As the CWLLS RALF you will:

  • Be an active member of the National RALF Network, including involvement in relevant ‘Communities of Practice” to better understand complex issues, improve networks and help develop solutions for national priorities.
  • Use your experience and technical expertise to engage and inform farmers, community groups and agricultural industries about emerging ideas and innovative practices to help improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability of agriculture.
  • Facilitate partnerships that will best deliver agriculture outcomes including supporting and contributing to community-based committees, as well as industry and stakeholder groups, including the Central West NRM Working Group.
  • Develop and deliver capacity building training events and resources related to Sustainable Agriculture
  • Contribute to strategic planning of future NRM and Sustainable Agriculture service delivery across the Central West region
  • Liaise with the Australian Government to ensure the effective delivery of services funded through the National Landcare Program

To be successful in this role a relevant degree or equivalent practical experience in sustainable agriculture, environmental management or farming systems is essential, as well as strong communication skills and an open and inquisitive approach to sustainable agriculture.

You’ll also need to have proven experience in group facilitation, working effectively with differing communication styles and engaging with varying stakeholder groups.

A current NSW driver licence combined with the willingness and ability to travel across NSW (including overnight stays) is also required.

For more information on the role you can download the role description.

Applying is Easy! If this type of role sounds ideal to you, simply submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date:  7th February 2022 @ 11:55pm

To learn more about the role, please contact Neroli Brennan | Team Leader- Agricultural Services via 0428 692 713 or neroli.brennan@lls.nsw.gov.au.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

About Local Land Services:
Local Land Services (LLS) is an Executive Agency related to the cluster.  It provides quality, customer-focused services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. This regionally based organisation brings together a wide range of service and advisory functions including agriculture, biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, biodiversity, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required: 

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 and/ or 
  • an approved medical contraindication. 

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role. 

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