The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking applications for a small number of new members to join its Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG). This is an important group which has in the past helped advise Defra Ministers and influenced APHA policy,
Person Specification:
TBEAG members are appointed for their own knowledge and expertise (rather than as representatives of any particular group or groups) and must bring the ability to contribute effectively to the group’s deliberations, offer challenge, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong track record in one or more of the following fields or in a suitable equivalent to be detailed in the application form:
• The dairy and/or beef cattle industry in the High Risk Area
• The dairy and/or beef cattle industry in the Low Risk Area
• Veterinary practice relating to TB
• Animal health and veterinary science relating to TB
• Wider countryside expertise
• Consumer issues relating to the dairy/beef supply chain
Preference will be given to candidates who can show evidence of their ability to take a strategic view and incorporate scientific evidence into their decision-making. Candidates with expertise in a particular aspect of TB eradication should seek to show their ability and willingness to participate across the broad spectrum of issues that may arise. Further details can be found on the Cabinet Office’s Centre for Public Appointments website: