Farm Safety Advisor

Organizational Overview

Farm Safety Nova Scotia (FSNS) is a not-for-profit society with a mandate to promote and support health and safety practices within our farm community. FSNS is a member based organization providing services to over 2,400 registered farms in the province. FSNS focuses its efforts on advocacy, awareness, resource development, training and education. Farm Safety Nova Scotia is administered with support from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.

Farm Safety Nova Scotia is hiring a Farm Safety Advisor. The Farm Safety Advisor is responsible for providing training, advisory and consultative services to the registered farms while engaging with key industry stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate training, workshops and outreach events for the farm community
  • Manage and coordinate tools, resources and best management practices for the farm community
  • Manage and coordinate advisory and consultative services to registered farms
  • Manage and coordinate farm inquiries; serving as the first point of contact and mitigating issues
  • Advise and inform members on safety related issues through communication platforms, presentations,
  • Make presentations & write articles for various publications on farm safety
  • Manage and build a network of specialists, subcontractors, and consultants to support the advancement of the Farm Safety mandate
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with related organizations (e.g. Commodities, LAE, WCB)
  • Represent industry in matters of health and safety with the government, health and safety associations and other outside agencies and organizations

Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Nova Scotia agriculture is an asset with an understanding of small-medium business and rural culture required
  • Extensive experience in health and safety programming and knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Team-oriented but able to work independently
  • Must have valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Employment Terms

Compensation will align with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. Position is a renewable term position, aligning with FSNS Funding Agreements.

35hrs/week; some outside of regular business hours and/or out of the office work will be required (e.g. events, workshops, farm visits)

Anticipated start date of May 21, 2019. Only Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Please submit cover letter and resume to (7 Atlantic Central Drive, East Mountain)

                                                                      Deadline: April 30, 2019