The CAFRE College Advisory Group are seeking six members to represent the following sectors:

  • Agri-Food Business Development
  • Environment
  • Environment in the Supply Chain
  • Higher Education
  • Poultry/Pigs
  • Red Meat Sector


These are 3 year appointments starting from 1 January 2023.

The CAFRE College Advisory Group provides advice at a strategic and operational level to the CAFRE Management Team. It meets up to 5 times per year for full days at various CAFRE locations.

The College provides education, knowledge transfer and innovation programmes to the Northern Ireland agriculture, food, horticulture, equine and rural enterprise sectors. The delivery of these programmes is in line with the DAERA Knowledge Framework, which aims to ensure that individuals, organisations, and businesses within the Agri-Food industry have access to high quality, relevant and accessible education, knowledge transfer and innovation programmes to improve productivity, resilience, environmental performance and sustainability.

Daily remuneration of £237, plus appropriate care costs for dependants (including childcare costs) and travel expenses, will be paid.

Applicants must have recent experience and knowledge of the sector they wish to represent.

For further information and an application form for these appointments, please go to the DAERA website, by clicking here, or write to: Richard McCreedy, Room 516A, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB, Tel: (028) 9052 0889, Text relay 18001 02890520889 for deaf and hard of hearing users, or e-mail: [email protected]

On request, we can provide applicants with information in an alternative format to suit their needs such as; large print, Braille, audio cd or other languages. To request an alternative format, please contact, as above.

DAERA is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. We are also committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all suitable qualified individuals irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependents. As women, young people, people with disabilities and people from different racial groups and ethnic minority backgrounds are currently under-represented, applications from these groups are particularly welcome.


Application Process:

A merit based process will be applied alongside the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with a disability.

Applicants will be expected to complete an application form demonstrating how they meet the essential criteria for appointment.

The closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Friday 14 October 2022.

Appointments to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise