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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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DAFM hiring 58 TVIs across 23 meat plants for €86/hour

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has launched a recruitment call for applications for TVIs – temporary veterinary inspectors – nationwide.

58 vacancies have arisen across 23 different meat plants across the country in 15 counties, including, Cork, Monaghan, Waterford, Tipperary, Carlow, Donegal, Cork, Meath, Wexford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Carlow, Galway, Kildare, and Westmeath.

There are from one up to five TVI positions, depending on the plants, across those featured on the list.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is September 18th, 2023, at 5 pm and a lottery will take place during the week of October 2nd, 2023.

According to the listing, the rate of pay is €86.04/hour for meat inspection services.

Who can apply?

Suitably qualified individuals must:

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  • Be a veterinary practitioner registered with the VCI in accordance with Part 4 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005. (or who is in the process of so registering and is so registered before the DAFM completes this process);
  • Meet the other requirements throughout the duration of their placement on the panel as set out in the Conditions of Engagement and associated SOPs;
  • Submit a fully completed application form.

Those that do not qualify:

  • Individuals, who have been permanently removed from meat plant panels arising from concerns in respect of their conduct or performance in accordance with appropriate procedures;
  • An upper age limit of engagement to age 70 shall apply for TVI work for new entrants to the panels.

According to the DAFM’s job listing, the application process consists of several stages. It will offer candidates a position on the panel if they fulfil all requirements of all stages, which revolve around the following:

  • Application;
  • Lottery;
  • Suitability assessment;
  • Offer of plan on panel.

How to apply

Candidates must review the list of DAFM-approved meat plants and select their top four in order of preference.

You can read more about the application process and see a list of plants by visiting this link.

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