The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is seeking new members for all four of its sector councils.

Positions are now available in the beef and lamb; cereals and oilseeds; dairy; and pork sectors. The application deadline for the available positions is Monday, June 26.

Appointments are for three-year terms, starting from October of this year. The roles require a commitment of up to two days/month, including attendance at sector council meetings.

AHDB said sector council members play a “crucial role” in deciding what work should be commissioned for their sector and ensuring there is effective engagement between levy payers and the board.

Members applying for positions in any of the sectors are required to abide by the AHDB code of conduct for board and committee members.

Responsibilities of sector council members include attending senior council meetings – of which there are typically four every year – and contributing to debates and discussions to agree five-year strategic sector priorities for levy payers to vote on.

As well as engaging with levy payers to seek feedback on their sector’s needs, new council members will also be expected to contribute to debates and discussions in deciding the proposed activities and programmes which will be funded.

They must take into account the results of levy payers voting polls, AHDB said. More information on the roles and their respective sectors can be found on the AHDB website.

“At the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), we act as a critical enabler for the industry and shape the future of farming in the UK,” a spokesperson said.

“Working with AHDB you won’t just be helping our farmers produce the food we eat and look after our environment, you’ll be shaping the future of food production and leaving a legacy for the next generation.”