Defra recruiting new Secretary of State members

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Published Thursday 23 February 2017

Would you like to shape the New Forest National Park Authority?

Defra is recruiting for two new Secretary of State members for the New Forest, with a four-year term.

Secretary of State Members have an important role to play overseeing the management of these special landscapes. They provide leadership and strategic input, at a non-executive level, to the National Park Authorities and AONB Conservation Boards which work to ensure the delivery of benefits to the nation and local communities.  

Candidates should have an appreciation of England’s Protected Landscapes and in particular National Parks as significant national assets, their statutory purposes and duties and be able to take account of interests at both the national and local level. In addition, candidates should have the ability to think strategically and provide advice and challenge in ways which are impartial, creative and focused on finding solutions.

You’ll act as an ambassador, championing these protected landscapes and their communities. Engaging and influencing a diverse network of contacts and working collaboratively with all who are responsible for managing the land. To complement the skills of other members additional criteria apply to some positions; the information pack provides full details.

These positions are non-salaried but certain allowances are available if needed. The time commitment varies between one to four days per month.

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

Closing date for applications: 12pm on 22 March 2017.


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