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Local Land Services Local Board Members

Local Land Services is calling for nominations from community members to join regional boards around the state.

The 13 Minister-appointed roles will be recruited for the Northern Tablelands, North West, South East, Western, Central Tablelands, Hunter and Murray Local Land Services regions and commence term in early 2019.

In January 2014, the Local Land Services government agency was created to provide services previously delivered from a range of existing organisations. It delivers quality, customer-focused services to land managers and the community, covering primary production advice, biosecurity, natural resource, biodiversity and emergency management.

Local Land Services has a Local Board in each of its 11 regions. Each Local Board consists of a Chair and board members with relevant skills, knowledge and experience. With the exception of Western LLS, Local Boards consist of seven members: three members elected by regional ratepayers and four members appointed by the Minister for Primary Industries, Trade and Industry and Regional Water.

Information about Local Land Services’ board governance structure can be found on the Local Land Services’ website.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of corporate governance, a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork, and well developed communication, negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills. You will have well developed skills in critical thinking, proven judgement and objectivity.

We are interested in people who have expertise, knowledge and skills (demonstrated by relevant qualifications or experience) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership, strategic planning and management
  • Community participation
  • Regional service delivery
  • Working with industry, government and other partners
  • Audit, financial control, reporting and risk management
  • Primary industries or providing services to support this sector
  • Contemporary biosecurity programs in animal and plant health, pest and weed management
  • Emergency management especially biosecurity and natural disaster emergencies
  • Natural resource management and biodiversity conservation
  • Working with Aboriginal groups and communities and/or local government.

Appointments are for up to four years and members are paid remuneration and allowances set in accordance with the Public Service Commissioner’s Classification and Remuneration Framework for NSW Government Boards and Committees.

These appointments are governed by the Appointment Standards: Boards and Committees in the Public Sector and relevant provisions of the Local Land Services Act 2013 and Local Land Services Regulation 2014. Appropriate probity checks will be conducted on the recommended candidates prior to seeking Ministerial and Cabinet approval.

The NSW Government is committed to providing greater opportunities for the community to participate in its decision making process, and has particular interest in increasing women's representation on its boards and committees, as well as people from other under-represented groups.

A Board Recruitment Package is available here.

Applications must include a covering letter addressing the above requirements and a resume. Please specify which region you are interested in. Send applications to:

Enquiries may be directed to Director Corporate Operations, Carolyn Raine on 0439 304 413.

The closing date for applications is 4 October 2018.