Compliance Coordinator - Approved Farming Scheme

Compliance Coordinator - Approved Farming Scheme

Position Title Compliance Coordinator - Approved Farming Scheme
Reports to Manager – Humane Food
Contract period 12 months
Status Full-time
Salary range Package - $61k to $68k per annum including super


Overall purpose of the position

The day to day management of producer assessment and compliance to the Standards under the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

The role contributes to the successful operation of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme which has as its main aim to improve the welfare of farm animals on a commercial scale. 



  1. Organise assessment of both existing and potential new producers ensuring that:
  • all necessary documentation is received and reviewed
  • assessments are carried out effectively, to time, in the most cost-effective manner, and in accordance with the Scheme's requirements (with assistance from administrative staff)
  • corrective actions for non-compliances and timelines for achieving these are communicated
  1. Day to day coordination of Assessors
  2. Prepare documentation for the Scheme's Assessment Panel meetings
  3. Contribute to the ongoing management of the relationship between RSPCA Australia and producers
  4. Where appropriate, liaise with Licensees under the Scheme in relation to compliance matters
  5. Contribute to the ongoing review of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme Standards and the development of assessment processes
  6. Provide compliance information to potential and existing licensees.
  7. Assist with the development of documentation relating to the Scheme.
  8. Other duties as directed.


Selection criteria


  • An interest in farm animal welfare
  • Tertiary qualifications in agricultural science, or a relevant discipline, or appropriate experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload and meet fixed deadlines
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) effectively as communication and work management tools
  • The ability to respect and maintain confidentiality in regards to the performance and practices of producers
  • The ability to comply with biosecurity requirements for visiting poultry and pig farms
  • The ability to travel intra and interstate by air or car as required


  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining organisational and individual relationships within the agricultural sector
  • Knowledge of intensive farm animal production systems
  • Experience with farm based assurance and/or labelling systems
  • Experience in writing policy or SOP documents
  • Current driver's license
  • The ability to be away from home for up to five consecutive nights 


Work Health and Safety


The employee is responsible for taking care to protect their own health and safety and to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of any other person. In particular, the employee is responsible for:

  1. complying with relevant WHS policies and procedures
  2. attending training and induction
  3. complying with any reasonable instruction aimed at protecting health and safety in the workplace
  4. using any equipment provided to protect health and safety
  5. assisting in the identification of hazards, assessments of risks and implementation of risk control measures
  6. keeping work areas in a safe condition
  7. reporting any incident or hazard to their line manager
  8. providing feedback on any matters which may affect WHS at RSPCA Australia



The contract period is for 12 months. Leave provisions are 20 days recreational and 10 days sick/carers leave per year. Normal office hours are from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


Applications should include: (1) a document addressing the selection criteria and (2) a Curriculum Vitae which should include the names and contact details of two referees.

Applications with 'Confidential – Compliance Co-ordinator' in the subject line can be submitted via email to

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 28 September 2018.


For further information regarding the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme go to

For further information regarding this position, contact Hope Bertram (02) 6282 8300