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Join the Chilterns Conservation Board

Thursday 24 October 2013

Would you like to help look after the future of the beautiful Chilterns countryside and take part in decisions on how to manage it? The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking to appoint three new members to the Chilterns Conservation Board, which is the main statutory body caring for the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

            Anyone can apply and the closing date for applications is 22nd November 2013. The positions are voluntary with a commitment of about 2 days per month to attend meetings and events. Becoming a member of the Conservation Board is a great opportunity to get involved in projects to conserve and promote the Chilterns and to influence policies to help protect it in the future. Candidates ideally will live in the Chilterns or one of its neighbouring towns.

            You don’t need any specialist knowledge or expertise to become a Board member, but an interest in and appreciation of the English countryside is a must. “We’re looking for someone who cares deeply about the Chilterns and about looking after it for future generations. In return there is the opportunity to meet lots of like-minded people and get involved in many projects to conserve local landscapes and wildlife,” says Claire Forrest, Information Officer at the Board.

            Interviews will be held in February 2014. The appointments take effect from April 1st 2014 and will run for three years. Board members do not receive salaries but do get a small annual allowance of £667 to cover travel expenses.

Further details can be found on our Vacancies page or contact Christopher Buxton on 0300 060 2745 for an application pack. If you would like to talk to someone about the vacancies please call Steve Rodrick at the Conservation Board on 01844 355500.

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