Scops seeking sheep farmer to become chair elect

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (Scops) group is on the hunt for an active sheep farmer to fulfil the position of a chair elect.

The candidate will help drive activities to support responsible management choices on farms throughout the UK.
Speaking on behalf of Scops, Lesley Stubbings said: “Scops is fortunate to have a very able chairman, with Devon sheep farmer Peter Baber leading the group since its inception.

“The purpose of a chair elect is to ensure consistency when Peter retires, so we are looking for someone to get involved now and familiarise themselves with the workings of Scops and the people and organisations involved. They will work closely with Peter to understand the role, share responsibilities and occasionally act as a substitute.”

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The ideal candidate should:

  • be able to to demonstrate a good understanding of the Scops principles
  • keep abreast of new developments
  • be committed to Scops principles in their own day-to-day work on farm
  • be able to attend two steering-group meetings a year
  • and, in time, be able to chair these in a professional manner.

The appointment would be for two years and the appointee would be able to claim a daily rate of up to about £200/day plus travel expenses for meetings and events they are asked to attend for Scops.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

A full job description, and terms of reference can be found on the Scops website (PDF)