Village Gateway

New Chairman sought

An independent chairman is being sought to lead the Partnership that cares for the South Devon AONB and helps to achieve the ambitions set out in the AONB’s statutory Management Plan.

This is a challenging role demanding a skilled communicator with strong leadership skills, able to influence effectively at all levels and fulfil the ambassadorial role required to promote the Partnership. It is anticipated that the successful candidates  passion for beautiful landscapes and understanding of conservation issues will inspire others. The role is voluntary and unpaid, with an estimated time commitment of approximately 10 days per annum;  travel expenses are refundable.

The South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s finest protected landscapes - loved for its rugged cliffs, sandy coves, peaceful countryside, picturesque villages, rolling hills, colourful hedge banks, and secretive estuaries. It is an ancient countryside with strong links to the sea and generations of human activity etched into the grain of the landscape. The AONB is also home to 31,000 people, a thriving and dynamic work place, a centre for active and creative community life and a popular destination for visitors seeking rest, recreation and inspiration.

The Partnership Committee is the governing body for the AONB. It comprises representation of local authorities together with a range of community, farming, recreation, nature conservation, heritage and education representatives.

The closing date is Monday 5th January 2015.