The Voluntary Initiative seeks an independent Chairperson​ to promote the responsible use of pesticides through an IPM-based approach.

The Chair will champion the responsible use of pesticides and act as a brand ambassador for the Voluntary Initiative (VI). They will be expected to lead and develop VI strategy in conjunction with the VI Strategy Group and engage with Government Ministers, regulators and other stakeholders to promote the aims of the Voluntary Initiative.

The successful applicant will have a broad understanding of agriculture in the UK and a desire to contribute to continued sustainable food and feed production. They will also be aware of the issues surrounding pesticides and the potential impacts of their use on the wider environment.

Able to think strategically, the Chair will need to be an excellent networker and experienced communicator.

The successful candidate will have experience of change, business and people management.

The role, which is Government supported, requires approx. 3 days per month with some flexibility needed and will be paid at an agreed rate.

Further details and job description can be found here.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to by 09.00 Monday 23rd November.

You may also apply for this role, or for more information, by clicking the Apply Button.

A virtual Teams interview will be held in December.


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