The TFGA is an active advocacy organisation dedicated to the best interests of all farmers, and to making a difference in rural communities in Tasmania. We passionately believe in Tasmanian agriculture and seek like-minded individuals.

Red Meat Industry Development Officer

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) is an active and powerful advocacy organisation dedicated to the best interests of farmers and making a difference to agricultural communities in Tasmania.

The Role:

The Red Meat Industry Development Officer (IDO) project will be delivered by the TFGA working in collaboration with DPIPWE operating under a joint industry/government governance model.

The IDO will help set and implement actions from the Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan and lead a range of initiatives throughout the supply chain for the red meat industries.

The IDO will be responsible for all associated project communications, applicant engagement, application review, working with a red meat steering committee and all other tasks necessary to deliver this three-year project.


  • Work with red meat partners to translate the Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan into an Operational Plan that sets achievable targets and timelines;
  • Prioritise actions within the Operational Plan and support implementation;
  • Convene regular partner meetings across industry, government and research bodies to facilitate delivery of the Operational Plan and address impediments to industry gro;
  • Prioritise and make recommendations for expenditure by Government of the remainder of the $1 million over four years (from 2018-19) red meat budget commitment;
  • Coordinate communications, represent the red meat industry and act as a central industry spokesperson, including the development of a positive communications strategy and a crisis management plan for any unfavourable activism events;
  • Facilitate producer involvement in other relevant initiatives, including the extension phase of the Pastures and Livestock Productivity Project; and
  • Review and report progress to industry and other stakeholders.

You MUST address all of the selection criteria to be considered for interview.

Please find the Selection Criteria and Position Description below.

Applications close C.O.B Tuesday 12th June 2020.

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To view the position description click here

To view the selection criteria click here