Could you help conserve and enhance the special landscapes of our Protected Landscapes?
The Secretary of State wants to appoint members to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards – the Cotswolds and the Chilterns. Protected landscapes represent the best of Britain. When people think of Britain, wherever they are, whether they’re abroad, whether they’re sick, when they imagine Britain they imagine these landscapes. There’s nothing more precious in people’s minds than our protected landscapes. Secretary of State members will have an understanding of the national importance placed on these protected landscapes and provide strategic input, at a non-executive level, to the management of the Board so that the Board delivers wider benefits to the nation and local communities.
The vacancies are as follows:
Chilterns Conservation Board – 2 vacancies. The Chilterns Conservation Board comprises 27 members: 8 appointed by the Secretary of State, Defra; 13 by the local authorities that cover the Chilterns AONB; and 6 are elected by the parish and town councils.
Cotswolds Conservation Board – 1 vacancy. The Conservation Board comprises 37 Members; 14 appointed by the Secretary of State, Defra; 15 by the Local Authorities that cover the Cotswolds AONB and 8 by the Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings in the area.
Although these positions are non-salaried, certain allowances may be claimed. The time commitment is 10 – 15 days per annum.
Candidates should have an understanding of England’s Protected Landscapes as well as be able to demonstrate the following:
An understanding of the significance and statutory purposes of England’s Protected Landscapes (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks) at both national and local level.
The ability to communicate effectively and to make reasoned judgments when conflicts arise.
Demonstrable ability to advise and work with top level professionals with clarity and vision.
The UK Government and devolved administrations are committed to improving the diversity of the boards of their public bodies and welcome applications irrespective of race, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, religious beliefs or similar philosophical belief, age, gender re-assignment or community background.
All public appointments are based on the principle of merit.