• Offering governance and leadership.
• Opportunity to experience strategy within a red meat sector organisation.
• Rewarding role within a small team.

About Ovis Management Ltd (OML):
We are a non-profit organisation promoting control of sheep measles (C.ovis). We aim to reduce the risk that sheep measles poses for farmers, due to infected sheep and goats. We partner with farmers and meat companies to raise awareness and encourage control of sheep measles among dog owners as a fully owned subsidiary of the Meat Industry Association. Ovis Management Ltd are funded by processors and work on their behalf. With four Directors – two farmers and two industry representatives – a fixed term Associate Director, and a Project Manager, OML is a small but mighty team.

The role:
OML has an Associate Director position available commencing at the AGM in September 2024. The purpose of this Associate Director position is to offer experience in both governance and leadership. The role offers a future leader an opportunity to experience strategy and governance from within a Red Meat Sector organisation.

All prospective Associate Director applicants must be involved in the red meat sector (either side of the farm gate) and committed to furthering this area of the agricultural economy, be a credible and respected leader (or future leader) in the industry, have the highest levels of integrity, be collaborative in nature, possess sound judgement, and be innovative and strategic in their thinking.

About you:
• Have a strong enthusiasm for the red meat industry.
• Are dedicated to strengthening your leadership abilities and securing a place in the broader meat industry.
• Uphold the highest of ethical standards and behaviours.
• Be independent in thinking; be prepared to challenge and be challenged.
• Be innovative and value continuous improvement and responsiveness to the sector’s challenges and opportunities.
• Be an effective, persuasive, and respectful communicator.
• Be a role model for the values of the organisation.

The commitment needed will be two days a year on average. It is intended that the Associate Director will attend the Red Meat Sector Conference as well as any other conferences or meetings that may arise, within reason. This is an unpaid position however all expenses associated with this position will be covered.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Project Manager Michelle Simpson at .

If you would like further information on this Associate Director opportunity, please email Chairman Andrew Morrison at or call 027 664 4620.

Applications close 7th July 2024.