A superb opportunity to contribute to the operation of the LEADER programme.
Following a recent review we are seeking an independent Chairman to help lead the Cotswolds LEADER programme.
The programme was launched in November 2015, with the Cotswolds Conservation Board and its partners having successfully secured £1.998 million. The programme is due to operate through to March 2020.
The LEADER priorities of generating jobs and economic growth cover the following themes: micro-enterprises and farm diversification, rural tourism, increasing farm productivity, increasing forestry productivity, culture and heritage and rural services.
You will be Chairman of the Cotswolds Local Action Group (LAG) and its smaller Executive Group. The LAG meets annually, with the Executive meeting approximately 8 times a year to determine grant applications.
You will help to lead, develop and promote the programme, working closely with the Executive Group, Programme Manager and Conservation Board, the accountable body.
This is voluntary and unpaid position requiring on average 1.5 days a month. Travel expenses to attend regional or national meetings will be paid.
For further information about the Cotswolds LEADER programme and the terms of reference for the Executive Group in particular please click here.
Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter are invited by the closing date of noon on Friday 7th April 2017. Please send CV/ covering letter to email@example.com
Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 4 May 2017.