Opportunity to join the BBRO Stakeholder Committee

Are you forward-looking and committed to the future of the UK sugar beet industry?

- Do you get excited about new opportunities and innovation on farm?

- Would you like to help shape the future direction of BBRO?

If your answer to these questions is “Yes” and you have the experience we are looking for then you could become a new member of the BBRO Stakeholder Committee.

The role of BBRO

The BBRO is a not-for-profit organisation, providing independent and impartial advice to the sugar beet industry.  The aim of BBRO R&D funding is to support and leverage a portfolio of projects to improve and enhance the profitability, competitiveness and sustainability of the UK sugar beet industry, as well as environmental protection and product safety.  It is also responsible sharing both the science and best practice of sugar beet production.  We are a dynamic organisation with a friendly team, all enthusiastic about agriculture and making a difference for UK growers.

Responsibilities of a Committee Member

As a Committee member you will help shape and develop our research and knowledge exchange programme, evaluate new project proposals, monitor BBRO’s performance, act independently on behalf of BBRO, attend relevant meetings and events and become an ambassador for BBRO. 

Meetings are held four times a year, usually in the East of England.  Current Committee, Executive Board and staff details can be found on the website here.  We will pay a competitive fixed daily rate to compensate you for time spent away from your business.

Skills set required

We are currently looking for two new Committee members:

  1. An active sugar beet grower with a keen interest in progressive development of the industry and a practical insight into how BBRO’s activities can have impact and demonstrate value for money.
  2. An independent technical expert with a background in either sugar beet agronomy or sugar beet research with the ability to critically question project proposals and activities to ensure they will deliver robust solutions.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying of one of these roles, please submit your CV and a short covering letter to accounts@bbro.co.uk .

The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2021.

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BBRO is a not for profit making company.
We are set up jointly by British Sugar plc and the National Farmers' Union.

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