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Sunrise at Ribblehead. This is the landscape new Members will help to 'conserve and enhance'

Defra seeks to appoint new Members to YDNPA

Tuesday 4 February, 2020, by News Release

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is looking for two ‘passionate and committed’ individuals to join the board of Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA). 

The vacancies have arisen because current Members Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong, from Dent, and Judith Donovan, from Kirkby Malzeard, are reaching the end of their four-year terms. 

The YDNPA board of 25 Members is made up of 10 people appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and 15 people appointed from local councils. 

The role of a Member is to contribute to the leadership, scrutiny and direction of the National Park Authority and further its statutory purposes. The positions are non-salaried but certain allowances are available if needed.

Defra minister Lord Gardiner, speaking about recruitment across a number of National Park Authorities in England, said:  “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. 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.”

For full details of how to apply click here.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


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