Local Land Services is calling on the community to step forward and help make a difference by applying to join the South East board.
Acting Chair of the South East Local Land Services board Allison Harker, said that the organisation needs to be able to draw on the experience and expertise of qualified people who understand the local community and industry.
“We are experiencing challenge and hardship across the region and now, more than ever, we need our board members to work closely with land managers and communities to identify and deliver services relevant to local needs,” Mrs Harker said.
“Within South East Local Land Services we are recruiting for the chair and one board member."
Ms Harker said South East Local Land Services hopes to attract candidates with a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork and who bring unique experiences and knowledge to the local boards.
There is also a focus on increasing the number of younger people, Aboriginal people and women on boards across the state.
“We recognise the potential for genuine collaboration with Aboriginal people to share culture, heritage and traditional land management in a modern context.
“Having a mix of people on our boards introduces new experiences and skill sets and new voices.
“These are the people who can provide strategic direction, improve service delivery and work closely with our regional communities,” Mrs Harker said.
Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of corporate governance, a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork, and well developed communication, negotiation and advocacy skills.
Local Land Services is interested in people who have expertise, knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:
· leadership, strategic planning and management
· community participation
· regional service delivery
· working with industry, government and other partners
· audit, financial control, reporting and risk management
· primary industries or providing services to support this sector
· contemporary biosecurity programs in animal and plant health, pest and weed management
· emergency management especially biosecurity and natural disaster emergencies
· natural resource management and biodiversity conservation
· working with Aboriginal groups and communities and/or local government.
The Board Recruitment Package is available on Local Land Services website. For a hard copy of the Package or for more information, contact your nearest Local Land Services office.
Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 13 December 2019.