Local Land Services Board applications open

Local Land Services Board applications open

Local Land Services is calling on skilled, motivated and experienced community members to apply for upcoming Chair and Member vacancies on regional boards across the state.

There are 29 Minister-appointed roles being recruited in preparation for the completion of those members’ terms in March and April 2020.

Board Chair, Richard Bull said joining the Local Land Services board is a great opportunity for local people to help build resilience within their communities and participate in decision making processes around land management in NSW.

“Our Boards play a key role in identifying and delivering services that are relevant to the communities they serve,” Mr Bull said. “As a local board member, you’ll be working with the local staff and board to deliver on key Government priorities. It’s an opportunity to be a voice for your region” he added.

In line with the Local Land Services Board succession plan, chair appointments are for up to four years and board members a mix of two and four year terms.

Mr Bull said this staggered approach to board recruitment allows for local boards to remain fresh and relevant with a rolling membership, while ensuring valuable skills and knowledge is retained within the organisation.

Local Land Services is on the ground, delivering agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management, emergency management, sustainable land management and soil conservation services.

Mr Bull said recruiting the right people for local Boards is essential to ensure strong representation of local communities, stronger governance and greater understanding of customer needs and regional service delivery.

“I strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal people, younger people and other under-represented groups,” he said.

“We want a diverse and dynamic board that reflects modern agriculture in NSW and as such we hope to attract a mix of people who can provide strategic direction, improve service delivery and work closely with our regional communities,” Mr Bull said.

Source: Local Land Services