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Relevant External Careers
Chair of Natural England
Natural England plays a key role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government. Its general purpose is to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Natural England forms part of the Defra Group and has its own powers and duties, exercising advisory and regulatory responsibilities at arm’s length from Ministers. Natural England is accountable to Defra’s Secretary of State for the delivery of its objectives.
The Chair provides leadership and strategic vision for the Board, sets the overall strategic operational direction of Natural England, ensures good governance and, with the Board, holds the executive to account. They promote a positive and constructive relationship with everyone that works with Natural England including farmers and other land managers, business and industry, planners and developers, and a wide range of interest groups and local communities as well as Other Government Departments, regulators and local government.
For more information on the role, person specification and application process, please visit the public appointments website.
Non-Executive Commissioners - Forestry Commission England
The Forestry Commission (FC) Board of Commissioners will play an important role in the FC’s delivery. It will set the strategic direction, provide leadership for FC activities and direct the executive in the conduct of business; and allocate resources required to meet the FC’s objectives.
The Board will have an important role in overseeing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the FC’s strategy and objectives, building effective strategic partnerships to support the organisation and its aims. It will promote good governance and sound decision making across the organisation.
Board members will work collaboratively, contributing effectively and constructively challenging group discussions involving a wide range of subject matter and people, including technical specialists and professionals. The Board will formulate and discuss strategic subjects in a board room environment in a coherent and structured way, and ensure that communication with stakeholders is transparent and effective.
Find out more and apply via the Cabinet Office website.