Are you a female who loves fishing? Would you like to contribute your views on how Fisheries Victoria delivers its fish production and stocking program? We'd like to hear from you! Fisheries Victoria is seeking nominations from suitably qualified female candidates to join the Snobs Creek Fish Production and Stocking Advisory Board. Female participation in recreational fishing is growing so we'd like our new board to better represent fishers, and bring a fresh perspective to the way we deliver fish production and stocking in Victoria The DEDJTR Snobs Creek Hatchery has produced and grown fish for recreational fisheries and conservation stockings for more than 60 years. The hatchery produces and grows salmonid and native fish and is responsible for their liberation. The Advisory Board’s role includes responsibility for: Overseeing the implementation and periodic review of a strategic plan for the hatchery. The strategic plan is a living document that can be amended as required. Monitoring strategic plan outputs, outcomes, performance and efficiency against agreed milestones and performance indicators at each advisory board meeting. Advising on the preparation of proposals and bids for capital investment. Providing strategic advice on the fish production and liberation program. Monitoring of hatchery risk management. Whilst risk management is a core responsibility of Fisheries Victoria, the Advisory Board can consider and advise on relevant risk management plans and actions to mitigate those risks. Risk in this context includes both operational risks, and fish production and liberation risks. Risk management is conducted in accordance with DEDJTR Risk Management – Policies and Guidelines. Endorse and facilitate communication with stakeholders. An important role for the Advisory Board is to ensure effective communication strategies are in place to ensure transparency around the hatchery and its production and stocking activities. Members are required to observe confidentiality provisions. Providing an annual report to the Executive Director, Fisheries Victoria. The annual report is to be structured in line with the strategic plan and report against key performance indicators and milestones. It is preferable that Board members are Victorian residents at the time of submission of their expression of interest and through the term of their appointment to the Board. A person can only nominate themselves for membership of the Board. The proposed commencement date for the new Board is 27 October 2016, with membership of up to 3 years duration. A reminder that the Chairperson and members (excluding Ex Officio Members) may be eligible to receive appropriate sitting fees within the range paid for a Departmental Group C Organisation 3 (b) as described in the Guidelines. The rate of remuneration will be fixed by the Minister in the Instrument of Appointment. Members are also eligible for reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses. Specific selection criteria are: (members to have extensive and demonstrated experience in at least one criterion) (a) Practical knowledge, skills and experience in one or more of Victoria’s inland recreational fisheries, or hatchery operations. (b) Demonstrated capacity, experience and willingness to undertake two-way communication with a broad range of recreational fishing stakeholders. (c) Understanding of general management practices, such as business planning, financial accountability, public reporting and ethics. (d) A working understanding of Victoria’s fisheries legislation. Please apply by providing a short statement outlining your qualifications and experience relevant to the selection criteria, and why you are interested in making a contribution as a member of the Advisory Board. Applications, and any request for further information, should be sent to Andrew Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 21 September 2016.