Appointment of Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee Members
Tuesday 6 April 2010
The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland wants to appoint two new members to Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC) in 2010.
The roles involve a time commitment of two to three days per month, including committee meetings and attracts a remuneration of £5,319 per year (non-pensionable). Appointments are normally for a two or three year term and are made by the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
As a modern regulator and independent government body, the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland protects Northern Ireland consumers with effective enforcement and advice on diet, nutrition and healthy eating. NIFAC acts as an advisory body to the Agency and is chaired by the Northern Ireland member of the FSA Board. NIFAC’s role is to provide advice and information to the FSA, across its remit with a focus on Northern Ireland.
Full details of the positions, including criteria required for appointment, are set out in the application pack available below, and can also be requested from:
Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland
10 a-c Clarendon Road
tel: 028 9041 7762
fax: 028 9041 7726
Completed applications must be received by the FSA at the address above by noon on Friday 14 May 2010.
We would be particularly interested in applications from those with expertise in enforcement, or nutrition, and from females, as these are currently under-represented in the committee.
The FSA is committed to the principle of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of the process and are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in making public appointments.