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Environment Technical and Policy Advisor (Full or part-time)

Are you passionate about agriculture? Would you like to support a vibrant and profitable New Zealand arable sector? We are looking for a technical and policy advisor who can provide input and guidance on relevant national and regional environmental policies and support arable growers to understand and meet their compliance requirements. This position may be full or part-time.

The successful applicant will provide independent technical and scientific advice on government and regional environmental policies to FAR staff, growers and stakeholders. Policy areas may include integrated farm planning as well as aspects of environmental best practice relating to freshwater, climate, biodiversity, agrichemicals and resource use. The person will work with growers to collect arable farm financial and environment data to enable industry benchmarking and determine the impacts of environment policies on farm financial performance.

The position will be based at our research centre in Templeton, Canterbury (or elsewhere in New Zealand by negotiation). The position will involve working with cropping farmers, researchers, local and national government and industry across the agricultural sector. The salary range is NZ $80,000 - $120,000 (negotiable based on skills and experience).

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV that outlines how your skills will benefit our business to far@far.org.nz. Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 23rd December 2022. A full position description can be found below.

Position description: Environment Technical and Policy Role