*Closes 30th April*

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) wishes to appoint a new Chair and Member representing the Dairying sector to the CAFRE College Advisory Group. These are 3 year appointments starting from 1st July 2021. The College Advisory Group is an Expert Committee which provides advice at a strategic and operational level to the CAFRE Management Team. It meets up to 6 times per year for full days at various CAFRE locations. All applications for appointment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

Application forms and further information for these poisitons can be found on the DAERA website at www.daera-ni.gov.uk/cafrecag or alternatively by contacting Richard McCreedy, Food and
Farming Group, Room 516a, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB, e-mail: cagrecruit@daera-ni.gov.uk or Telephone 02890520889.

If you have a hearing difficulty you can contact the Department via Text Relay: • Making a call from a textphone dial 18001 + 028 9052 0889
On request, we can arrange to provide applicants with information in an alternative format to suit their needs such as; large print, Braille, audio CD or other languages

Although CAFRE CAG appointments are not regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland (CPANI), recruitment for positions on it follow the spirit of the guidelines for making Public Appointments as laid down by the CPANI Code of Practice.  The Group meets up to 6 times a year at various CAFRE locations for full days.  A daily fee, appropriate childcare costs and expenses will be paid.

DAERA is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.  We are also committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitable qualified individuals irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.  As women, young people, people with disabilities and people from different racial groups and ethnic minority backgrounds are currently under-represented, applications from these groups are particularly welcome.

On request, we can provide applicants with information in an alternative format to suit their needs such as; large print, Braille, audio cd or other languages.  All applications for appointment will be considered strictly on the basis of merit.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 30 April 2021.