EOI - Animal Welfare Committee

EOI - Animal Welfare Committee

Welfare News

The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission is seeking nominations from suitably qualified animal welfare or behaviour specialists, and greyhound racing industry representatives to be part of the Greyhound Industry Animal Welfare Committee.

The commission is seeking nominations from people who:

- have expertise in the area of animal welfare or behaviour, or
- are greyhound racing industry participants

The commission will seek the advice of the welfare committee when preparing the Code of Practice. 

The Code of Practice is a central component of the new licencing and regulatory regime and the Commission considers completion of this work as a key priority.

About the welfare committee
Earlier this year, the NSW Parliament passed the Greyhound Racing Act 2017, implementing the recommendations of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel. Part 4 of the Act sets out the commission's greyhound welfare functions. These include establishing a Greyhound Industry Animal Welfare Committee and the development of a code of practice for the welfare of greyhounds.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please submit a resume (no more than four A4 pages) and a covering letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses:

1. Your experience and skills relevant to the Greyhound industry Animal Welfare Committee
2. Your interest in participating in the Committee

Your resume and cover letter must be submitted by email to: hr.recruitment@gwic.nsw.gov.au

Applications must be submitted by close of business 24 November 2017.

More information is available at: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/eoi-greyhound-industry-animal-welfare-committee-93017

Additional requirements
Members of the Greyhound Industry Animal Welfare Committee will be required to sign a conflict of interest form, and confidentiality agreement. 

Applicants may be precluded from consideration for this appointment in any private interest or relationship constitutes a conflict of interest under the Conflict of Interest policy, guidelines and procedures that cannot be reasonably managed.