Independent Member to the Agricultural Wages Board

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is initiating a Public Appointment for an Independent Member to the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB).  Any appointment from this competition will be made by a Minister. AWB is a DAERA Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDBP) set up under the powers of the Agriculture Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.  If appointed, the successful applicant will help influence the employment conditions for agricultural workers throughout Northern Ireland.

The AWB is a statutory body which sets minimum wages, and certain other employment rights, such as holiday entitlement, for agricultural workers in Northern Ireland.  Further information about the organisation can be obtained from the DAERA website at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/agricultural-wages-board-northern-ireland-awb. Continue reading

Appointments sought for the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is seeking to appoint 4 members to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) College Advisory Group to represent the following sectors:

  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Red Meat
  • Agri-food Business Development

The CAFRE College Advisory Group provides advice at a strategic and operational level to the CAFRE Management Team.

  • Remuneration: daily remuneration of £220, appropriate care of dependants (including childcare costs) and travel expenses will be paid.
  • Period of appointment and commencement date: these are 3 year appointments starting from 1st January 2017
  • Time commitment: the Group meets up to 6 times per year for full days at various CAFRE locations.
  • Regulated by CPA NI: No
  • Closing date: the closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Friday 04 November 2016.

For more information go to www.daera-ni.gov.uk/cafrecag

Search is on for AFBI Board Members by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) wishes to appoint 3 members to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Board, with effect from 1 April 2016.

AFBI is a DARD Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) set up under the powers of the Agriculture (NI) Order 2004. It is empowered under the Order to undertake scientific work (research and development, testing, advice and information on scientific matters and dissemination of the results of scientific research) in the fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, the natural environment and rural development and enterprise. Further information about the organisation can be obtained from the AFBI website at www.afbini.gov.uk. Continue reading

Chair and Board Members (x4) to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC)

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is seeking to appoint a new Chair and four members to the board of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland(LMC).

The LMC has an important role to fulfil in the development of the livestock (cattle and sheep) and related products industry. This includes developing strategic marketing initiatives which will benefit the whole industry.

  • remuneration: chair £17,315 per annum and board members £6,485 per annum
  • period of appointment: three years commencing on 7 November 2015 for the chair and three years commencing on 1 July 2015 for four board members
  • time commitment: chair four days per month and two to three days per week for board members
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes

You can find out more, including how to apply, on the DARD website at the link below.

Closing date for applications – 4.00 pm 20 May 2015