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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 TVIs in 30 meat factories for €80/hr

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is hiring temporary veterinary inspectors (TVIs) in various meat plants throughout the country.

There are several vacancies across DAFM-approved factories in Cork, Tipperary, Monaghan, Waterford, Donegal, Meath, Mayo, Longford, Wexford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Kildare, Cavan, Carlow, Offaly and Wexford with a current hourly fee payable for meat inspection services of €81.01.

Plants, include, but are not limited to, ABP, Dawn Meats, Liffey Meats, ICM and Kepak. Most plants are seeking one TVI, while some require as many as six as part of the DAFM’s latest recruitment drive.

According to the job listing – which the DAFM posted in recent weeks – suitably qualified individuals must:

  • 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.

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

Candidates must review the 30-strong list of DAFM-approved meat plants and select their top four in order of preference.

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 2nd, 2022, at 5 pm and a lottery will take place during the week of September 19th, 2022.

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

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