New member sought for New Forest National Park Authority

Woodland

Published Thursday 15 October 2015

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Liz Truss, has announced her intention to appoint a new member to the New Forest National Park Authority.

Members have overall responsibility for making decisions, setting the direction of the organisation and ensuring objectives are achieved through the effective use of resources.

The Secretary of State appoints six of the 22 members to reflect the national importance placed on national parks, with responsibility for conservation, recreation, planning, access, land management and resources as well as reflecting both local and national interests.

Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre, Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘Becoming a member of the Authority allows you to help shape the future direction of the New Forest and to protect this spectacular landscape for future generations. To increase our range of skills, we are particularly looking for someone with expertise in education and learning linked to conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park.’

The new appointment will begin in April 2016 and is initially for up to four years with the option of re-appointment for a total period of up to eight years.

An application form and further details are available at: http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/national-park-authorities-members/

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 9 November 2015.

Interviews dates are to be confirmed but are scheduled to take place between 11 – 29 January 2016.

For more information about the New Forest National Park Authority members visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/our_people.

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Notes to Editor:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect.
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.

Media Contacts:

Hilary Makin, Communications Manager, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646608
Email: hilary.makin@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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