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Energy Engagement and Education Advisor

Queensland Farmers' Federation

ABOUT QFF

We are an influential member-based organisation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations in Queensland, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across the state.

At QFF we believe in a sustainable and profitable future for the agriculture sector and help our member organisations to support their individual members to achieve this through advocacy, collaboration, leadership and research.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Energy Engagement and Education Advisor to join our team. This is a full-time, fixed-term position from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027. Reporting to the General Manager of Water and Energy, the successful candidate will be instrumental in fostering meaningful engagement, consultation, and education within Queensland's agriculture sector regarding the state's renewable energy transition.

What you’ll do - a snapshot

  • Drive informed engagement in key policy discussions, community consultations, and projects related to renewable energy transition within the agriculture sector.
  • Provide timely input into energy sector policies and initiatives, ensuring stakeholders are informed of farmers' requirements and considerations.
  • Engage with key energy stakeholders to plan and respond to priorities in the renewable energy transition.
  • Facilitate targeted engagement with farmers in specific regional locations through QFF's peak body membership.
  • Identify and coordinate emerging opportunities in agriculture and energy transition to support informed decision-making by farmers.
  • Promote case studies to share experiences of farmers interacting with renewable development and transmission infrastructure.

What you’ll bring - the essentials

  • Demonstrated project management and/or policy development experience.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills.
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the Queensland agricultural sector and/or regional communities.
  • High level of computer literacy, especially in MS Office suite and MS Teams.

Nice to have

  • Understanding or quick acquisition of knowledge about Queensland's renewable energy transition and related policy.
  • Ability to synthesise research and consultation feedback into key themes, issues, and messaging.

What we can offer you

  • Key role in a growing high-profile organisation with exciting career development opportunities
  • Hybrid working with flexible working conditions as negotiated with the GM Water and Energy
  • A chance to make a significant impact on renewable energy transition within the agriculture sector.
  • A competitive remuneration package and other benefits
  • The opportunity to work with a diverse and engaged group of people to make a difference in the Queensland agricultural sector

How to apply

At QFF we are passionate about driving change to benefit our member’s businesses, their families and communities, their industry and the environment. We are widely acknowledged as one of the most influential and respected advocacy groups in Queensland.

If this role appeals to you and you possess the requisite skills and experience, we encourage you to apply. Click "Apply Now". Upload your cover letter, clearly articulating your suitability for the role and your resume. Applications without an appropriate cover letter will not be considered.

A full position description is available on the QFF website www.qff.org.au/jobs-in-queensland-agriculture

Interviews will likely be held in the week starting Monday 13 May 2024.

For questions about the role, please contact Alicia Kennedy, General Manager Water and Energy at [email protected] using the subject line: Energy Engagement and Education Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs and on 07 3837 4710.

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