Knowledge Broker - South Australia Drought Adoption and Innovation Hub


Pinion Advisory, on behalf of Ag Excellence Alliance


Roseworthy (flexible), SA

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$90,000 - $110,000 p.a. Fixed-term.



Reporting to the Hub Director, the Knowledge Broker provides an exciting opportunity to work in a nationally significant program and link research with activities that develop resilience to climate change across South Australia.

This is a key role in defining the success of the Drought Adoption and Innovation Hub and will suit a candidate who wants to make a difference within regional SA.

The South Australian Drought Adoption and Innovation Hub will be based at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus and supported by five nodes to be located at Minnipa, Port Augusta, Orroroo, Loxton and Struan. The nodes will be a shopfront where farmers can connect with drought resilience expertise to increase the adoption of drought-resilience practices across the state.

The Knowledge Broker will have proven stakeholder management skills to facilitate new relationships and networks, as well as build on existing networks for engagement and knowledge transfer. They will source, interpret and disseminate technical information to aid decision making.

If you see yourself in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of 10 years working in the agriculture industry, including broadacre and/or horticulture.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to link people together and facilitate their interaction.
  • The ability to source academic research and other evidence and adapting it appropriate to the audience in order to help improve decision making.
  • Experience with facilitating the transfer and adoption of knowledge.
  • A current driver’s license.
  • University qualification in agricultural or NRM field.  
  • Willingness to frequently travel throughout SA and interstate as required.

The Knowledge Broker will be employed by Ag Excellence Alliance. Benefits of working with Ag Excellence Alliance include:

  • Self-directed and independent role working across regional SA.
  • Diverse regions to work across i.e. the types of land systems, land management approaches, and variety of land managers.
  • Diversity in the work role from office work to field work and engagement with grower groups and other stakeholders.
  • Vibrant and enthusiastic not for profit organisation with clear vision for the future.

An attractive salary package includes relocation expenses, provision of a vehicle and a fully equipped office based at Roseworthy.

This full time role commences in July 2021 and is a fixed term contract until June 2024.

Consideration may be given to flexible work arrangements. The location for this role is flexible/for negotiation. The Hub will be based at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus and supported by five nodes to be located at Minnipa, Port Augusta, Orroroo, Loxton and Struan.

This is a rare and outstanding opportunity to be part of a leading innovative project which will make a significant impact on the agricultural industry both locally and nationally.

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