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Opportunity to shape strategy of South Downs National Park

February 7, 2020

Would you be interested in helping to shape the South Downs National Park’s future?

As part of a nationwide recruitment drive for protected landscapes, Defra is seeking to appoint five new Members of the South Downs National Park Authority.

Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, explained: “I am looking for a diverse group of passionate and committed individuals who want to help shape the strategic direction of our National Park Authorities and AONB Conservation Boards.

“As a Secretary of State appointed member, you will have the opportunity to help conserve and enhance our most treasured landscapes now and for future generations.

“I welcome applications from people who have a clear understanding of land management, rural communities, as well as protection and enhancement of the environment.

“Applications are also encouraged from people with experience in planning, commercial and business leadership, communications and stakeholder outreach.”

The overall role of a Member is to contribute to the leadership, scrutiny and direction of the National Park Authority and further the statutory purposes.

For more information and to apply visit


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