AHDB seeking two new board members to also act as Sector Chairs

Thursday, 15 December 2022

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking to recruit two new board members who will also be Chairs for its Cereals & Oilseeds and Pork Sectors.

Sector Chairs will work closely with the AHDB Chairman, CEO and Leadership Team to prioritise delivering the sector plans for the Cereals & Oilseeds and Pork sectors. These strategies were launched in November 2022 as part of AHDB’s Delivering the Future of Farming.

The closing date for applications has been extended to noon on Thursday 12 January 2023. Details and packs are available 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 on 1 April 2023 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 £23,616 per annum, based on a time commitment of up to 72 days per year, they can also claim reasonable travel expenses.

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, AHDB HR Director, via: jackie.kay@ahdb.org.uk or visit our careers web page.