New members wanted for Peak District & Lake District National Park Authorities

Posted by Catherine Flitcroft on 29/04/2019
Overlooking Buttermere in the Lake District National Park. Photo: Shutterstock

Would you like to play a leading role in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and special qualities of our most treasured landscapes? Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join four National Park Authorities, as Secretary of State Members.

Ministers are seeking to appoint 12 passionate and committed members to four National Park Authorities; Broads Authority, Lake District, Peak District, New Forest, and one Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Cotswolds Conservation Board.  The closing date for applications is noon on 13th May 2019.

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 national and local communities.

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

Full details of the 3 vacancies are available on the Cabinet Office website.


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