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Non-Executive Directors

Employer
Isle Of Man Meat Company Ltd
Location
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Who are we looking for?

Non-Executive Directors

The work of the Non-Executive Board members is critical in ensuring an effective translation of the Government’s Agricultural and Food Strategies into reality, underpinned by sound financial, environmental and social corporate governance to ensure a commercially viable business model.

Ideal Candidates will bring a knowledge-rich skill set that will have experience in:

  • Business development and commercialisation
  • The processing sector and/or food sector, to complement existing skills on the board
  • The commercial agricultural sector
  • Meat industry/processing
  • Government liaison and policy

As a member of the board, you will support the Chair and the Senior Management Team of Isle Of Man Meat Company Limited in finalising the long term strategy, driving efficiency and ensuring that Manx meat and Isle of Man Meats is a successful contributor to the Island’s social and economic ambitions, and importantly supports local food security in an economically viable manner. 

In this role, you will be applying your agricultural knowledge and red meat experience within an organisation, where transparency, public accountability and independence of judgement are key characteristics.

Non-Executive Board members are required to commit for approximately 30 days per annum

You will be responsible for the following duties:

Board Attendance: Prepare for, and attend, regular meetings of the Board and any sub-committees, and contribute to Board development.

Corporate Governance: Support the Chair, other Directors and senior management in the governance and stewardship of the Isle of Man Meat Company.

Deliver high standards of corporate governance, accountability, transparency, financial management, environmental and society focussed responsibilities and corporate values and conduct.

Values & Conduct: Role-model the Isle of Man Meat Company Values. Abide by the Isle of Man Government Corporate Governance principles and Code of Conduct https://www.gov.im/media/1357797/corporate-governance-principles-and-code-of-conduct.pdf

Compliance: Act within the applicable legal and regulatory frameworks and uphold the requirements and controls set out in the Shareholder Agreement.

Performance: Contribute to and influence the work of the Board to ensure high levels of performance and value for money in the way the Isle of Man Meat Company conducts its business.

Systemic Approach: Question, debate, constructively challenge and utilise evidence-based practice to ensure integrity and high standards of problem solving and decision-making.

Subject-Matter Expertise: Bring independent knowledge, capabilities and skills based on previous experience and how you can apply your knowledge to the direction and governance of the Isle of Man Meat Company.

How to apply and find out more

Interested parties should apply in writing attaching their Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter setting out their skills and experience that relate to these posts. The address for applications is Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St. Johns, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS. Alternatively please email: marie.collins@gov.im.  All correspondence should be clearly marked with "Non-Executive Director“ IOMMCL.

You can also contact Scott Gallacher, Chief Officer, Department for Environment, Food & Agriculture – scott.gallacher@gov.im with any queries about these positions.

It is likely that the interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on or around the 3rd May 2024. If necessary, interviews can be conducted remotely. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Friday 19 April 2024.

Please note any applications received after this time will not be accepted.

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The Isle of Man Meat Company Ltd. operates as an ‘arms-length’ company from the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture to procure and process livestock to facilitate a vibrant agricultural industry and support the local food market and contribute towards food security for the Island. 

The company was formed in 2018 and has 2 shareholders; the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture (DEFA) and the Fatstock Marketing Association (FMA). Following four years since its formation, consideration is being given to its future operating model and the long term direction of the business.

It is an exciting but challenging time to be part of the Board of Isle of Man Meats Ltd., with a wholescale organisational change programme underway.  The transformation work is driving improved performance in production, sales and relationship management, with an outcome to reduce the level of financial subvention provided by the Department.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture are the major shareholder in the company, a model that was established to allow for a focus on commerciality whilst recognising the importance of the processing function for the agricultural sector on the Island. 

As a shareholder of the business, the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture are seeking to appoint non-executive directors who can help to drive the business to the next level and provide a reliable interface with the Department so that the balance between food security and commerciality can be managed.

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