Local Land Services boards across 11 regions calling for members

NEWLY ELECTED: Adam Marshall speaks with Hans Hietbrink shortly after they were both elected.
NEWLY ELECTED: Adam Marshall speaks with Hans Hietbrink shortly after they were both elected.

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is calling on the community to step forward and help make a difference by applying to join one of its local boards.

Positions on local boards will become available across all 11 regions when the terms of 29 current board members and chairs end in March and April next year.

Chair of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Board, Hans Hietbrink, said that the organisation needs to be able to draw on the experience and expertise of qualified people who understand the local community and industry.

"With the ongoing drought and bush fires across the region, now more than ever, we need our board members to work closely with landholders to identify and deliver services relevant to their businesses," he said.

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services will recruit for the chair and one board member.

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Mr Hietbrink has been chair of the local board since Local Land Services commenced in 2014.

"I have found the role extremely rewarding. The network and friendships I have developed with our local Northern Tablelands Local Land Services board will last a lifetime," he said.

"It is a collegiate and positive team who deliver effective business in the region. Anyone coming into the role will find the same."

Mr Hietbrink said Northern Tablelands Local Land Services hopes to attract candidates with a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork and who bring unique experiences and knowledge to the local boards.

There is also a focus on increasing the number of women on local Boards, along with Aboriginal people and younger people.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of corporate governance, a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork, and well developed communication, negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills.

Local Land Services is interested in people who have expertise, knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership, strategic planning and management
  • Community participation
  • Regional service delivery
  • Working with industry, government and other partners
  • Audit, financial control, reporting and risk management
  • Primary industries or providing services to support this sector
  • Contemporary biosecurity programs in animal and plant health, pest and weed management
  • Emergency management especially biosecurity and natural disaster emergencies
  • Natural resource management and biodiversity conservation
  • Working with Aboriginal groups and communities and/or local government.

Local Land Services is on the ground, delivering agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management, emergency management, sustainable land management and soil conservation services.

The Board Recruitment Package is available at www.lls.nsw.gov.au or contact 1300 795 299.

Applications close 5pm, Friday, December 13.