South Downs National Park recruiting new member

THE South Downs National Park is recruiting a new member to join the authority.

Applicants have until February 13 to apply for the role and the appointment will be made by the secretary of state for the environment.

The park authority is working to build a modern national park fit for the 21st century, working closely with partners and communities in areas such as conservation, recreation, planning and access.

It is the role of the authority’s 27 members to govern this work. They are expected to commit a minimum of two to three days a month. They are not paid, but are able to claim allowances.

The appointment will take effect in May. The new member will replace Susan Warren who has recently stepped down from the role.

Applications are encouraged from members of ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, women and young people.

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday, February 13.