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Recruitment of local board chairs and members

Local Land Services is seeking skilled, motivated and experienced individuals to join our local boards to help grow our organisation and connect with the community!

Our board members understand local needs and are the voice of the communities and landholders they represent. They play a key role in identifying and delivering services that are relevant to the regions they serve.

Local Land Services is made up of 11 regions, each governed by a board of local community representatives. Local boards consist of 45 Ministerially-appointed board members and 34 locally elected board members.

In line with the board succession plan, chair appointments will be for up to four years and board members a mix of two and four year terms.

The term of 29 Ministerially-appointed board members end in March and April 2020. The following chair and board member vacancies will become available:

  • Central Tablelands - 2 board members and 1 chair
  • Central West - 3 board members and 1 chair
  • Greater Sydney - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • Hunter - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • Murray - 2 board members and 1 chair
  • Northern Tablelands - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • North Coast - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • North West - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • Riverina - 3 board members and 1 chair
  • South East - 1 board member and 1 chair
  • Western - 2 board members and 1 chair.

Information about the roles, eligibility and the application process can be found in the Board Recruitment Package. A step by step outline of how to apply can be found here. Specific role capabilities that will need to be demonstrated by applicants can also be found here.

If you require a hardcopy of the Board Recruitment Package or further information, please contact your region’s Local Land Services office.

Local Land Services is in the process of appointing an independent selection panel to oversee the recruitment process.

Being a Local Land Services board member or chair provides leadership and professional development opportunities, while working to guide the strategic direction of our organisation through collaboration with the local community. If you think you would be an ideal candidate for one of these roles, apply today. You can also check your eligibility against the Local Land Services Act 2013.

Applications close Friday 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm.


Recruitment process

Milestone 1

  • Local Land Services chair and local board member positions are advertised with a closing date of 5.00pm, Friday 13 December 2019.
  • Independent selection panel formed.
  • An assessment of all applications is carried out with further information being sought from candidates if required.

Milestone 2

  • Shortlisting of candidates for chair positions.
  • Shortlisting of candidates for local board member positions.
  • Independent selection panel conducts interview sessions.
  • Independent selection panel recommends candidates for appointment for chair/local board member positions.
  • Undertake reference check and qualification verification of appointment worthy candidates.

Milestone 3

  • Recommendation of candidates to the Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW.
  • Ministerial and Cabinet approval.
  • Candidates advised outcome of recruitment process.

How to apply

Step 1

  • Read through this package, making sure you understand the role and responsibilities and legislative requirements of being a chair or local board member.
  • If you have any questions, please phone Executive Director, Strategy & Engagement, Carolyn Raine on 0439 304 413.

Step 2

  • We recommend visiting the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet website and taking advantage of a wide range of resources available on the role and responsibilities of being a board member.

Step 3

  • Applications in the form of a covering letter, addressing the criteria outlined in the advertisement, and a CV are invited. Please specify which region and role you are interested in – chair, board member or both.

Step 4

LLS Board Applications
C/- Chief Executive Officer
Local Land Services
PO Box 6082
Dubbo NSW 2830

Specific capabilities

Local Land Services is interested in people who have expertise, knowledge and skills (demonstrated by relevant qualifications or experience) 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.