Do you have passion for biosecurity and a thriving WA Agricultural industry?
The livestock Industry Funding Schemes (IFS) are seeking individuals with industry connection and/or with relevant industry knowledge, who are interested in being an advocate for biosecurity in Western Australia.
As a committee member you will contribute and advocate on behalf of industry to facilitate improvements in biosecurity, productivity and viability of the Western Australian agricultural industry and raise broader awareness in WA.
Producers and others with relevant industry knowledge and experience are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for one of three upcoming vacancies in the Sheep and Goat IFS and Cattle IFSs Management Committees.
IFSs provide the framework for industry to decide which agricultural pests and diseases pose the greatest threat, and to manage producer contributions to fund the actions needed to tackle these threats.
As an IFS committee member, you will ensure industry has its say on how these funds are used, raise awareness and understanding of the importance of biosecurity and of the critical role it plays in your industry’s viability.
In addition to having this strong biosecurity ethos, committee members must also have a depth of industry experience to ensure producer contributions deliver the best value and outcomes for industry.
The Committees meet quarterly, all travel expenses are covered. Committee members are paid sitting fees.
The following vacancies are available from 1 July 2023:
• Cattle Industry Funding Scheme (2 vacancies)
• Sheep and Goat Industry Funding Scheme (1 vacancy)
The closing date for EOIs has now been extended until 9.00am, 31 January 2023. Your EOI can be lodged by emailing IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au. Please visit DPIRD’s website for selection criteria, resume template, Management Committee terms of references, and information on the appointments process, IFSs and Management Committees. For more information contact Karen Swanborough 9368 3172 or email: IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au