Appointment of Chair

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales

Appointment of Chair

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is the industry-led organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat.

The Welsh Government are looking to appoint a Chair to serve on the Board of HCC. The Chair is primarily responsible for leading the Board of non-executive Directors and ensuring the effectiveness of HCC. The HCC Chair provides leadership and governance to HCC and performs the important role of scrutinising all of HCC’s investments and activities.

HCC is funded largely from the Red Meat Levy, a statutory charge payable by farmers and processors/ exporters on cattle, sheep and pigs that are slaughtered in Wales, which helps to market the Welsh red meat brands and develop the supply chain collaboratively.

HCC’s ‘Vision to 2025’ was launched in May 2018. It has the vision of supporting a profitable, efficient, sustainable and innovative Welsh red meat industry, which benefits the people of Wales, is resilient to political and environmental change, and is capable of responding competitively to ever-changing market trends.

Key responsibilities of the HCC Chair include the following:

  • Lead on the development of the HCC Corporate Plan and the HCC Operational Plan through the Board.
  • Lead the Board in the delivery of the ‘Vision 2025 - Vision and Strategic Direction for the Welsh Red Meat Sector to 2025’. 
  • Represent HCC to the media, Government, key stakeholders, consumers and relevant UK and EU bodies.
  • Play a key role in promoting the views of HCC to the public.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Board Members on an ongoing basis.

Board meetings are usually held in Aberystwyth with industry meetings, briefings, events and shows taking place across Wales, the UK and possibly worldwide. During the Covid 19 pandemic, meetings will be held virtually. Future meetings will be held in line with Welsh Government guidance.

It is the policy of the Welsh Government to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or pregnancy and maternity. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.

For more information on the application process and to apply, please visit https://gov.wales/public-appointments. Please contact the Public Appointments Team at publicappointments@gov.wales if you have any other queries.

The closing date for applications is 21 October 2020 at 16:00. Application forms received after this date will not be considered, unless a reasonable adjustment has been requested. It is expected to hold interviews during December 2020.

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request by contacting 03000 255454.


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