Expression of Interest – 2 x Leading Sheep Regional Coordinators

Leading Sheep have two Regional Coordinator positions vacant.

The positions will be based in the North/Central West and South West regions of Queensland.

About Leading Sheep

Leading Sheep is a proactive network of Queensland sheep and wool businesses; at the forefront of practical and relevant information and technology to equip progressive and thriving producers for the future.  It aims to maintain a high level of engagement with producers in three regions across the state — south, south west and north/central west.  In each region, a Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) extension officer and a regional coordinator work with a regional committee of producers to determine local priorities.  Leading Sheep is an important partnership between the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Australian Wool Innovation, and is supported by AgForce.

Leading Sheep priorities currently include:

  • Pest animal management.
  • Drought planning.
  • Ewe and lamb survival.
  • Business performance.
  • Beneficial technologies.

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Roles and Responsibilities of the Coordinator.

As the regional coordinator for the south west or the north/central west you will work as part of a team, but primarily with the DAF Extension Officer for the region to:

  1. Initiate, organise and facilitate the Regional Coordinating Committee meetings/teleconferences (two per year) and record key details and actions from these meetings.
  2. Use your local intelligence and creative energies to plan, promote and conduct innovative and useful events and activities for sheep producers (under the priority areas listed above). This may also include running and facilitating these events on the day.
  3. Develop a regional activity plan (with assistance of Extension Officer and Regional Coordinating Committee) that presents topics as a suite of activities that promote awareness, knowledge and skills and ultimately practice change that are aligned to Leading Sheep objectives and targets.  As well as update this plan on a regular basis.
  4. Assist the Extension Officer to obtain relevant evaluation data including at events, as well as case studies, narratives and testimonials.
  5. Act as a co-contact for specific events (workshops and webinars) and contribute to event outcomes being achieved.
  6. Use industry networks to encourage participation in Leading Sheep events.

Additional Information

  • Public Liability Insurance is required to the value of $10m.
  • Up to a maximum of $16,500 (inc GST) per year for personal work-time and expense related claims associated with carrying out the roles and responsibilities outlined above.
  • This role will take approximately 8 hours per fortnight spread over the year, but at times, e.g. when events are being held, this may be more.  Most of the work can be done from home and at times that are convenient to you (e.g. early morning, night time etc.), unless traveling away for events/meetings.
  • Good internet connection and computer skills are essential.
  • The role would be until the 31st  July 2021, with the possibility of extension.  Start date is negotiable.

How to apply for this position

To apply for these roles, you will need to submit your current resume detailing your previous work or voluntary experience in this area.

Your resume should also include:

  • The region you are applying for (ie south west or north/central west or both).
  • The hourly rate (inc GST if applicable) you will be charging to perform this role.
  • Two referees.

Applications are due no later than 9am Thursday 20th of September 2018

Send your application via on one of the following:


Nicole Sallur
PO Box 282
Charleville Q 4470

If you have any questions or would like to know more please contact Nicole Sallur on 07 4530 1270 or 0427 603 241.