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Chair and upto 8 Scientific Members of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 03/05/2011
Company Name Defra
Contact Name Committee Support Team
Website Further Details / Applications
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The ACP was established under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (FEPA) to give independent scientific advice to Ministers on all matters relating to pesticides.

There are currently 18 Members on the Committee. Members serve an initial term of three years and the Committee meets up to seven times a year in York. The positions of Chair and up to eight Members will become available between summer 2011 and January 2012.

Subject to the successful Parliamentary passage of the necessary legislation, the ACP is expected to be reconstituted as an Expert Committee in 2012. All Members will be invited to transfer to the reconstituted Committee.

The Advisory Committee on Pesticides requires a Chair, and up to eight new members to provide scientific advice to Government and the devolved Administrations on the safe and effective use of pesticides and other pest control methods. The Committee’s work involves evaluation of data on specific pesticides as well as providing generic advice on relevant issues.

The current remuneration for ACP Members is:

Chair £180.00 per day
Members £142.00 per day

A preparation fee of £45.00 per meeting (Chair) and £36.00 per meeting (Members) is also payable. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursed.

The closing date for recieving applications is 12.00 Noon, Tuesday 3rd May 2011.

Defra are committed to improving the diversity of public bodies and welcome applications irrespective of race, ethnic and national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or gender re-assignment. We particularly welcome interest from under-represented groups.

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you will be able to view the vacancies available, and download a full application pack including information pack, application form, guidance notes and monitoring form. Completed papers should be emailed to committee.recruitment@hse.gsi.gov.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , quoting the reference number of the position(s) you are applying for.

These appointments will be governed by the principle of public appointment based on merit, with independent assessment and transparency of process.

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