Vacancy: Secretary of State appointed member of the Cotswolds Conservation Board

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Could you help conserve and enhance the special Cotswold landscape?

Become an Cotswolds AONB Ambassador

Protected landscapes represent the best of Britain. When people think of Britain, wherever they are, when they imagine Britain they imagine these 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 Secretary of State wants to appoint a member to the Cotswolds Conservation Board. This is an opportunity to get involved in caring for one of the UK's finest and most-loved landscapes. The Cotswolds Conservation Board is a small statutory body established to protect and enhance the Cotswolds AONB and help people to understand and enjoy it. The  Secretary of State member will have an understanding of the national importance placed on protected landscapes like AONBs and National Parks 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 Cotswolds Conservation Board comprises of  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.

Deadline for applications: noon 9 November 2015. (Deadline extended from 2 Nov)

To find out more about becoming a Board Member of the Cotswolds Conservation Board and to apply click here.

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.