Commercial Honey Producers and Researchers Wanted at AgriFutures21 March 2023
Applications now open for AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel The AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program has three positions open to join the Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory […]
Applications now open for AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel
The AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program has three positions open to join the Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel. These exciting positions are open for industry members who are either commercial honey producers, or researchers in honey bee or related areas. We are also looking for skills in research and development management and the education/training space. Significant governance and financial management skills will be considered highly but are not considered a necessity. Researchers that are not actively engaged in AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program funded research are encouraged to apply.
You are required to consider the time requirements of an effective Advisory Panel member are taken into consideration prior to applying.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of honey industry leaders to become involved.
To maintain continuity of the Advisory Panel, knowledge and to ensure diversity in skillsets, the appointment of successful Advisory Panel applicants will be staggered prior to June 2023. Successful applicants will also be invited to observe Advisory Panel meetings prior to their official commencement date.
For more information regarding the desired skill set for the Honey Bee & Pollination Panel positions, please refer to the Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel Selection Criteria.
How to apply
Applicants are required to complete the application form, skills matrix and attach their CV (no longer than three pages) via the online application system.
As part of the application process applicants will be required to outline relevant experience in the Australian agricultural sector and expected contribution to the Advisory Panel.
Apply for the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel
Submissions close Friday, 14 April 2023 at 5.00pm (AEST).
For any questions regarding the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel recruitment please contact:
0407 987 738
About the Advisory Panel
In partnership with AgriFutures Australia, the Advisory Panel provides recommendations on the allocation of RD&E funding for the AgriFutures Industry Programs.
AgriFutures Australia aims to maintain geographical, age and gender diversity to ensure that the Advisory Panel appropriately represents the ginger industry.
Advisory Panel member roles & responsibilities
The core functions of AgriFutures Industry Advisory Panels are to ensure that RD&E investment remains industry-demand driven, including:
- Advising – providing advice on the industry requirements for investment through the development and monitoring of Strategic RD&E Plans
- Identifying – providing recommendations to AgriFutures on suitable RD&E opportunities and activities to address industry issues
- Aligning – providing feedback and investment advice on RD&E proposals submitted to AgriFutures to ensure investment is aligned to priorities in the respective Program’s Strategic RD&E Plan
- Awareness – representing the industry to advise and assist in the dissemination, adoption, and Commercialisation of RD&E activities.
Activities of the Program are funded by industry levy and Commonwealth funds, and any funds contributed from third parties.
Advisory Panel members are recompensed for their services to AgriFutures Australia at rates determined by the Commonwealth’s Remuneration Tribunal.
Advisory Panel members may be required for up to 25 days per year and some travel is necessary.