FFN Recruitment: Executive Officer


FFN is a national, not-for-profit member network that supports young people involved in the agricultural industry and is committed to promoting the agricultural industry to the next generation as an exciting and rewarding career path.

FFN is focused on enhancing industry connections, developing specialised skills in key areas and delivering a strong financial performance through robust budgeting. FFN is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic individual to assist with FFN’s activities, to be contracted on a part-time basis.


The Executive Officer will work across the following three functions:

  • Relationships (partners, members, Board, other stakeholders)
  • Initiatives (events, campaigns, promotions)
  • Communications (website, social media channels, webinars, online learning, e-newsletters)

FFN also contracts its bookkeeping and administrative functions. The successful candidate will work closely with these contractors.

  • Maintain FFN’s existing partner relationships to ensure that value is being added
  • Seek and develop new partner relationships
  • Lead the growth of FFN’s business in a profitable and sustainable manner
  • Measurement of results being presented to the Board with proposed improvement plans where appropriate
  • Coordinate monthly online/teleconference Board meetings, providing completed board material in a single PDF document to Directors five business days in advance of the meeting
  • Communicate in a timely fashion with the Board on material matters affecting FFN
  • Serve as the external spokesperson and principal liaison for FFN, including effectively managing relations with FFN’s partners, the media, governments, non-government organisations and the public generally
  • Be responsible for communicating FFN’s Mission, Vision, Principles, Values, strategy and business plan to external stakeholders
  • Seek, develop and initiate new events and campaigns that align to FFN’s and partners’ goals, expectations and missions to increase FFN’s presence and reach across Australia
  • Work closely with current and potential partners to deliver tailored events/activation
  • Ensure all FFN events are developed and run in line with the FFN Strategic Plan, and within the FFN Operational Plan, to a high professional standard
  • Attend on behalf of FFN, events where the Network has provided partnership funding ensuring FFN achieves its return on investment
  • Management and growth of FFN’s existing initiatives/events including but not limited to Young Beef Producers Forum and Youth Ag Council

  • Open communication with Chair and all Board members
  • Weekly internal update on activities to the Board
  • Regular communication with Administration Officer
  • Tracking and reporting performance against the FFN Strategic Plan


  • Reporting with partners, you will be managing the relationship and hence there will be individual requirements relative to each respective partner
  • Membership communications (mostly done via email and social media)
  • Social media account management
  • Annual survey
  • Top 5 weekly newsletter
  • Updating the FFN website with current opportunities

Overarching elements:

Anybody engaged with FFN on full time, part time or contracting basis must adhere to the following key elements:

  • Ensure the accuracy, completeness, integrity and appropriate disclosure of FFN’s financial and other sensitive information through appropriate policies and procedures
  • Maintain and comply with FFN’s internal controls over financial reporting through appropriate policies and procedures
  • Ensure that to the best of your knowledge and ability, FFN has complied with all regulatory requirements for FFN’s financial information, reporting, disclosure requirements and internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and procedures of FFN are developed, maintained and disclosed
  • Ensure that areas of uncertainty are raised


The role of Executive Officer is a part-time position. It is anticipated between 10-15 hours per week, however, this has the potential to develop depending on the engagement of partners and events.

There will be annual reviews carried out by the Executive against the Strategic and Operating Plans, for which KPI’s will be developed at the beginning of the contract period in conjunction with the successful applicant. The Board believes it is important to build these in conjunction with the successful applicant as it does not see this role as purely executing a service but being actively involved in shaping the current and future FFN.

With your application, please include:

  • Contact details for two referees
  • Budget reflecting your costs for 10-15 hours per week
  • Breakdown of how travel costs will be invoiced
  • CV

As the position will be contracted, the successful applicant will need:

  • Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • An ABN

We welcome any discussion interest parties may have, please email admin@futurefarmers.com.au. For enquiries on the application process contact Georgie Fraser on 0427676818.

Please send your application to admin@futurefarmers.com.au before 31 March 2019.