Salary: £57,525 - £64,779
Ref: IRC238242
Department: Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)
Location: Belfast

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities. The Chief Plant Health Officer (CPHO) position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to lead the Plant Health Division in the Forest Service agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland (NI). The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction within the Agency’s Plant Health Division, commanding the confidence of Plant Health professionals internationally, in delivering a well informed strategic policy and regulatory control programme for NI.

On appointment, the CPHO will assume the position of an Executive Director on the Forest Service Management Board, contributing to the strategic development, leadership and governance of Forest Service’s very diverse land management and service delivery portfolio.

This post may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from his/her current employer.

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting: HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC238242.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 23rd August 2019.

Tel: 0800 1 300 330 | E-mail:
Web: | Closing Date: Friday 23rd August

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