Working for us

Working for the Cotswolds Conservation Board let’s you be part of looking after the landscape and communities that together form such an individual and unique part of England. We want to make sure this is a positive, vibrant organisation committed to delivering our services as efficiently and effectively as possible.

If you are innovative and enthusiastic, with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude, then we want you to come and join our team.

Current Vacancies

If you are interested in joining our team you will find our vacancies posted here when available.

Vacancy: Chief Executive 

The Cotswolds was originally designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966 and extended in area in 1990. At 790 sq miles or 2,038 sq kms it is the largest of all the AONBs and third largest Protected Landscape in England, after the Lake District and Dales National Parks. It stretches South West from just south of Stratford Upon Avon in the north to Bath in the South.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is an independent statutory body that works to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cotswolds AONB, to increase understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities, and to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities.

The board seek to appoint a Chief Executive, to replace Martin Lane who retires later in the year after many successful years as its director.

The Chief Executive will be responsible for leading the operation and development of the Board. They will be the champion and lead spokesperson for the Conservation Board and AONB, promoting the vision and ambition of the Board through Board members, staff, volunteers, partners and other stakeholders.

For more information and to apply:

Become a Board or LAG Member

If you are interested in becoming a Board or LAG Member, you will find our vacancies posted here.

Vacancy – Secretary of State Member:  Ministers are seeking to appoint a Secretary of State Member to the Cotswold Conservation Board.   State Members have an important role to play overseeing the management of Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   They provide leadership and strategic input, at a non-executive level, to the Conservation Board which work to ensure the delivery of benefits to the national and local communities.

If you have any questions about the appointments process or would like an informal discussion about the role please contact AlexReid, Defra Public Appointments Team on 020 802 67248;

These positions are non-salaried but certain allowances are available. The time commitment varies between 1 -4 days per month.

For further information about this role and to apply, please visit the Centre for Public Appointments.

Closing date for applications: Noon on 13 May 2019

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