AHDB to recruit new sector board members

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking to recruit up to 15 new board members across its six sectors.

One producer and one processor from the supply chain are to be recruited for the AHDB Beef & Lamb Sector Board and one processor, one producer and one independent member for the AHDB Pork Sector Board.

AHDB Potatoes Sector Board is seeking two or three board members with a focus on marketing and consumer issues and on seed and export, while three dairy farmers are being sought to join the AHDB Dairy Sector Board. AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board is seeking to appoint two growers, in addition AHDB Horticulture Sector Board is looking for one specialist in hardy nursery stock and one protected ornamentals/bulbs and outdoor flowers expert.

The sector boards help AHDB staff prioritise the challenges facing each sector and develop the most appropriate strategies to meet them. They also ensure an appropriate levy rate is recommended to provide adequate funding for the work needed. There is a sector board for each of the six commodity areas represented by AHDB, with each board made up of levy payers from the sector and one or two independent members.

Applicants, who will need to be playing an active role in their sector and command the respect of their peers, will address the exciting prospect of helping to shape the future of UK agriculture in the face of Brexit, food security challenges, scientific advances and evolving markets.

AHDB works to improve industry competitiveness and funding from the collection of statutory financial levies is used to carry out a range of R&D, knowledge transfer and market development initiatives for the benefit of the sectors where levy is raised.

The closing date: 9am on 23 November 2018. An application pack is available from:

Alice Hyde

HR Recruitment Coordinator (Recruitment and Training)

AHDB

Stoneleigh Park

Nr Kenilworth

Warwickshire CV8 2TL

email: alice.hyde@ahdb.org.uk

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.