The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) works to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment, and the economy. Our 2600 staff span veterinary, scientific, technical, and administrative roles, maintaining essential disease investigation and response capability, supporting trade through certification, audit, and licensing, and helping protect our borders through effective import controls. We are an Executive Agency of the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs and also work on behalf of the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring and inclusive leader, able to set APHA’s strategic direction and engage and develop diverse teams in more than 60 locations. With a track record of excellent operational delivery, the appointee will be a highly effective communicator, able to lead and manage a complex agenda at the board level and to work successfully with stakeholders across government, industry, and academia.