National Park Authority - Board Member

Body: National Park Authority - Broads Authority
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Norwich (with some options to meet remotely)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: All members qualify for a basic allowance of £1,046 per annum, and there are additional allowances for members who take on certain special responsibilities
Time Requirements: Six times a year including two workshops/site visits per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    26/04/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

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. Members are not representative of any organisation or group and have a duty to act in the best interest of the Authority on which they serve. Certain ineligibility criteria apply to these posts.

The key functions of a member are to:

• Ensure the National Park Authority furthers its statutory purposes

• Agree plans that ensure the Park is available to all parts of society, is relevant and is valued as a national asset for its special qualities

• Represent the Authority through collaborative working with external stakeholders at a national and local level, including other National Park Authorities

• Agree appropriate policies to meet statutory duties and participate in collective decision making

• Encourage a creative, experimental, and innovative culture, where risks are appropriately managed

• Guide the development of policy and business plans by participating in activities as required including meetings, committees and working groups

• Scrutinise and monitor performance, including providing constructive challenge and oversight of governance
• Ensure there is effective and efficient governance and management in place

• Provide leadership and strategic direction towards national priorities

• Utilise broad knowledge and skills, to manage local and national interests, ensuring the national interest is taken fully into account.

Person Specification

Candidates must be able to demonstrate all the following essential criteria:

1. Enthusiasm and a genuine passion for connecting with nature, the work of the Natural Park Authority and its statutory purposes.

2. An ability to successfully engage with and influence a wide-ranging audience in an ambassador role for an organisation.

3. A demonstrable commitment to promote and increase equality, diversity, and inclusion.

4. An ability to think strategically, contribute and scrutinise complex plans and policies.

5. High standards of integrity and impartiality to ensure transparency, strong governance, and efficiency.

1_Broads Authority Candidate pack
2_Monitoring form 1 (Conflicts of interest conduct and advertising Questionnaire)
3_Monitoring form 2 (Diversity Questionnaire)
4_Public Appointments Guidance Notes
5_Public Appointments Privacy Notice
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