About the board
The Apicultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) is a statutory ministerial advisory committee constituted by the Minister for Agriculture.
AIAC's primary role is to advise the Minister for Agriculture on recommended projects for funding from the Honeybee Compensation and Industry Development Fund (the Fund) and provide guidance for funding rounds and continuous improvements of the Livestock Biosecurity Funds Grant Program.
AIAC may also provide advice on compensation payable to and registration fees payable for Victorian beekeepers.
About the role
The Minister for Agriculture is seeking expressions of interest for the role of chairperson and up to eight committee members for a three-year term.
Who we're looking for
Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• the apicultural and allied industries
• biosecurity or market access
• quality assurance and food safety
• finance, legal practice or business management
• agricultural, animal or veterinary science
• public policy
• any other area the Minister considers relevant to the functions of the Committee.
Other desirable selection criteria include:
• current/previous Livestock Advisory Committee experience
• current/previous membership of Commonwealth, Victorian, local government, or industry bodies and your contributions to these.
• demonstrated experience in industry leadership, industry organisations and/or industry networks preferred.
• research investment expertise.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.
We encourage applications from people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer people. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.
The Victorian Government’s Women on Boards commitment has been in effect since 2015 and is ensuring that all public boards have no less than 50 per cent women.
What you need to apply
Applicants will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline relevant qualifications and experience when completing the online expression of interest form, to be submitted with a Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should view all documents attached to the advertisement prior to applying.
Applications will be assessed by an independent selection panel for nomination to the Minister for Agriculture.
You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond.
We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQ+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less.
If you identify as any of the above, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process.
Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.