Now Recruiting: Fisheries Local Action Group Members

Dumfries and Galloway Leader is recruiting new fisheries members to their Local Action Group (LAG).

They require members to work in partnership to deliver the new 2014-2020 Leader Programme, as well as the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Membership of the LAG will consist of partners from public, private and voluntary sectors in order to represent a broad variety of local knowledge and expertise from across Dumfries and Galloway.

The LAG is responsible for the delivery of both programmes under a joint local development strategy for the region.

The main themes of the new strategy include: supporting our local economy; our land, coast and marine environment; and assisting the development of sustainable settlements across Dumfries and Galloway.

They have previously completed recruitment of members to the LAG who are responsible for delivering the Leader Programme with specific focus on the areas of communities, rural enterprise and strategic management.

The EMFF funding cycle operates on a different timescale to the Leader Programme and they were not able to recruit LAG members for the EMFF Programme until the funding was confirmed.

The EMFF funding is now in place and they are inviting applications for LAG members from groups and individuals to deliver this aspect of the Local Development Strategy.

If you think you have the background and knowledge required to help deliver this programme they want to hear from you.

This programme will cover the whole of Dumfries and Galloway, including Dumfries and Stranraer, and they seek to recruit expertise that will demonstrate both a sectoral and geographic mix across the breadth of the region.

The role of a LAG member is both rewarding and challenging and can offer the opportunity to influence rural development in Dumfries and Galloway.

This is a chance to get involved in rural development on a local and regional level, contributing towards what is already proven to be a successful mechanism for economic, social and environmental investment into the region.

If you would like to be considered as a new member on the Local Action Group please contact DGLeaderTeam@dumgal.gov.uk or on 01387 260028 for more information or a recruitment pack.

The deadline for submission of completed application forms is 31st January 2016.