Opportunity to join the BBRO Stakeholder Committee

Sugar beet - Michael Sly

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) is looking for two new members for its Stakeholder Committee.

If you're a sugar beet grower, agronomist or researcher interested in innovation and new opportunities, the BBRO would like to hear from you.

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 research and development 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.

The BBRO is also responsible for sharing both the science and best practice of sugar beet production. It's 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 the BBRO research and knowledge exchange programme
  • Evaluate new project proposals
  • Monitor BBRO’s performance
  • Act independently on behalf of BBRO
  • Attend relevant meetings and events
  • 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 BBRO website.

The BBRO will pay a competitive fixed daily rate to compensate you for time spent away from your business.

Skills required

You should be either:

  • 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.
  • 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, you can find out more about the role and apply directly at the BBRO website.

The closing date for applications is 2 July 2021.