DAERA is seeking new members for CAFRE’s College Advisory Group

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The College Advisory Group (CAG) provides advice on strategic and operational issues to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) management team.

The group has 12 members and it is currently chaired by Dr Mike Johnston of Dairy UK.

“At CAFRE we aim to develop and deliver programmes of education and knowledge transfer which provide the local agri-food industry with a skilled workforce. CAG has provided advice on a wide range of issues which have helped the CAFRE Management Team make strategic decisions about programme delivery and capital investment projects at each campus.”

Martin McKendry, CAFRE director

CAG has expertise across all sectors of the agri-food industry and there are now four positions where new members are required from 1 January 2017.

These positions are in the areas of Finance, Environment, Red Meat and Agri-food Business Development.

The College Advisory Group has been providing advice to CAFRE for almost 10 years.

College Director Martin McKendry said: “At CAFRE we aim to develop and deliver programmes of education and knowledge transfer which provide the local agri-food industry with a skilled workforce. CAG has provided advice on a wide range of issues which have helped the CAFRE Management Team make strategic decisions about programme delivery and capital investment projects at each campus.

“I would like to thank the outgoing members for their valuable contribution to the group and I look forward to welcoming four new members in the New Year who will help the college respond to the current and future needs of the industry.”

The group meets up to a maximum of six times per year across CAFRE’s campuses, which are situated in Antrim, Cookstown and Enniskillen. Applicants must have recent experience and knowledge of the sector they wish to represent.

The posts are advertised in the local press and on the DAERA website.

For further information and an application form, please go to the DAERA website: http://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/cafrecag or write to: Richard McCreedy, Room 516A, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB, Tel: (028) 9052 0889, Text relay 18001 08290520889 for deaf and hard of hearing users or e-mail: richard.mccreedy@daera-ni.gov.uk. The closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Friday 4th November 2016.