Chief Officer – Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) works to protect and enhance the Island’s natural and built assets within the core principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability; whilst optimising quality of life, international reputation, food production, energy security and outdoor amenity.

The Department is proud to work in partnership with all sectors of the Manx Community to protect and enhance the essentials of life – food, air, land and water. DEFA has policy responsibility for agriculture, animal health and welfare, environmental protection, energy, food, forestry, fisheries, ecosystem, planning and building control, providing the Islands development management function.

As Chief Officer, you will provide confident, visible, strategic and values led leadership and direction for the Department’s employees. As the Department is set to deliver significant objectives over the next 3 years contributing to the Island Plan, the Climate Change Action Plan and leading on the Built Environment Reform Programme, you will ensure work is high quality and that deadlines are met and are within budget.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2023