Defra Secretary of State member vacancies

19th March 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are seeking new Secretary of State members for the National Park Authority (NPA) and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Conservation Boards (CB).

There are 13 vacancies across 7 boards:

 Broads Authority
 North York Moors NPA
 Peak District NPA (2 vacancies)
 South Downs NPA
 Yorkshire Dales NPA;
 Chilterns CB
 Cotswolds CB (6 vacancies)

Applications are sought from candidates who have a clear understanding of land management, rural communities, as well as protection and enhancement of the environment.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the statutory purposes of AONBs/National Parks; understanding of farming and/or environmental land management; ability to champion the AONB/National Park; and ability to think strategically, provide advice, challenge and deliver outcomes.

The campaign is now open with a closing date of 11 April 2018.  Defra would be grateful if you could share the advert at the links below with your networks and bring it to the attention of anyone you feel may be suitable for the role.

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