AHDB seeking 6 new board members

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The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking to recruit six new board members.

It is seeking three current or recent levy payers from Beef & Lamb, Cereals & Oilseeds and Dairy, together with other essential skill sets. They will have to demonstrate a proven understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as a whole, coupled with sector-specific knowledge.

The other three roles are required to have a specific area of skill and experience but ideally in more than one area. These include Data/IT/Digital Transformation, Environment/Sustainability, Communication and Engagement, Business Management, Corporate Finance and Transformational Change.

Board members will work closely with the AHDB Chairman, CEO and Leadership Team to prioritise delivering the AHDB’s change programme and new strategy, focused on evidence and data, farm performance and marketing and exports.

The closing date for applications is 12 midday on Friday 30 April. Applications details and pack can be found on HM Government Public Appointments

Appointments to the AHDB board are made by the Secretary of State and Ministers in devolved administrations and will commence in June 2021 for an initial period of three years. A further appointment of up to three years may be made, subject to satisfactory performance assessment and at the discretion of Ministers.

Board members will receive a non-pensionable salary of £11,808 per annum, based on a time commitment of 36 days per year.

These appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, to ensure they are made on merit after fair and open competition. More information about the role of the Commissioner and the Governance Code on Public Appointments can be found online.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jackie Kay, AHBD HR Director, at: jackie.kay@ahdb.org.uk

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