Board Member (Welsh Essential)(x1)-Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Board Wales

Body: Welsh Government
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Board meetings are usually held in Aberystwyth
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day
Time Requirements: 12 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    05/01/2020 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The key responsibilities of the Board will be to:

  • Support the delivery the key recommendations from the independent review of HCC published October 2016.
  • Support the delivery of the ‘Vision 2025 – Vision and Strategic Direction for the Welsh Red Meat Sector to 2025’.
  • Attend Sub-Committees of the Board as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development of the HCC Corporate Plan and the HCC Operational Plan through the Board.
  • Ensure systems are in place to monitor the effectiveness of HCC and that Board Members have accurate, timely and clear information on the company’s performance.
  • Maintain sound corporate governance and ensure all activities are discharged with probity and propriety as required of an organisation expending public monies.
  • Communicate and attend meetings where appropriate with stakeholders and the Welsh Government.
  • Play a key role in promoting the views of HCC to the general public.

Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

Essential Criteria

Appreciation of the agriculture and wider food industry needs

  • Be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the issues facing the industry and Welsh Red Meat Levy Payers.

Experience of Strategic Development

  • Creative thinking and strategy development; and
  • Analytical ability and effective decision making.

Experience of Corporate Governance

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of activities and ensuring the collation of accurate, timely and clear information on performance; and
  • Discharging activities with probity and propriety.

Communication Skills

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to promote the views of HCC and the industry to media, Government and stakeholders; and
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to develop sound relationships with stakeholders and others.


  • Facilitate contact with HCC’s stakeholders and actively promote equality and diversity with communities and respective stakeholders.

Experience and Knowledge: Specialist Criteria

To ensure a cross section of skills on the HCC Board, the Welsh Government will prioritise the appointments across the following specific areas.

  • Marketing (consumer/ trade)
  • Finance and audit
  • Red meat levy payers (primary producers and processors)
  • Legal and governance
  • Academia

In addition to the specialist skills, it is desirable that Board Members would have the following skills:

  • A solid understanding of the necessity of equality and diversity.
  • An ability to constructively challenge.
  • A proven track record in building relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning and work issues at community, local and regional or national levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex issues, whilst demonstrating respect for the views of others.
  • Sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness.
  • An understanding of public life and the principles of good governance.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both Welsh and English.
  • Experience in being interviewed by the media.

Welsh Language

Welsh language skills are essential for 1 Board Member.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact:

The Corporate Shared Service Centre

Tel: 03000 255454


For further information regarding the role of Hybu Cig Cymru and the role of board members, please contact:

Maria Richards

Tel: 03000 255002


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