New Access & Conservation Officer announced

Posted by Tina Gardner on 15/06/2009
Elfyn Jones. Photo: National Trust

Elfyn Jones is set take up the new post of BMC Access and Conservation Officer for Wales in mid September.

Elfyn is a first language Welsh speaker, familiar with Welsh legislation, an experienced climber, and has plenty of experience of access and conservation issues.  For the past 10 years Elfyn has been the National Trust Property Manager for East Snowdonia. He previously worked for Pembrokeshire National Park and is from a farming family in North Wales.

Elfyn Jones said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to take on this role. As a very committed climber and mountaineer, who has been involved with land management and conservation for most of my working life, this is a dream job for me. I really look forward to starting in my new role in September and getting to know and support the scores of volunteers and local groups who are active across Wales."

"Rwyf wrth fy modd i dderbyn y cyfle i gymeryd ymlaen y swydd hon. Fel dringwr a mynyddwr ymrodedig, sydd wedi gweithio yn y maes rheolaeth tir a chadwraeth trwy gydol fy nhgyrfa, mae y swydd hon yn freuddwyd i mi. Rwyf yn wir edrych ymlaen i gychwyn yn fy swydd newydd ym mis Medi, ac i ddod i adnabod ac i gynorthwyo'r gwirfoddolwyr a grwpiau lleol sydd yn weithredol dros Gymru gyfan."

Elfyn will work alongside the BMC's Cymru / Wales and the BMC's two existing BMC Access & Conservation Officers. 

Mike Raine, chair of BMC Cymru / Wales said, ‘We're really looking forward to Elfyn starting. He'll make an excellent member of the access team and it will be great news for the profile of the BMC in Wales. Elfyn will bring an exceptional level of countryside management experience to the BMC."

The new role will cover area-specific issues as well as policy issues. Over recent years, the BMC has established good links with the Countryside Council for Wales, other statutory bodies in Wales, and more recently with the Welsh Assembly Government. Elfyn is extremely well placed to develop these relationships and help strengthen the BMC's profile within Wales.

The appointment will also enable the BMC to improve its coverage of access, conservation and land management issues across England as well as Wales.



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