Campaign for National Parks’ punches above its’ weight. Can you take forward the small charity with a big job to do?

27 November 2018

Campaign for National Parks is looking for a new chief executive at an exciting time for National Parks. Our chair, Janette Ward, tells us more about the role.

This is an exciting time for the next leader of Campaign for National Parks. 2019 is going to be an exceptionally important year for strengthening and enhancing the National Parks and Campaign for National Parks. The Glover review, which is considering the future of the English designated landscapes will report, and the Agriculture and Environment Bills will receive royal assent. All these areas, and more, present opportunities and challenges for our National Parks.

And that’s not to mention the fact that 2019 will also be the 70th anniversary of the legislation that first created the National Parks. So Campaign for National Parks has plans to commemorate the extraordinary legacy of the 1949 Act.

So could you be the person to maximise the opportunities on the horizon and shape the National Parks for current and future generations?

Rosebury Topping, North York Moors

Candidates should share our passion for the beauty of National Parks. Photo credit: Colin Carter and North York Moors National Park Authority.

The next chief executive must be a dynamic campaigner who champions Campaign for National Parks with passion and creativity. You’ll bring your vision and ideas and need good instincts for what will work for this unique charity.

Candidates could be from a wide range of backgrounds, and I’m really looking forward to hearing about new and fresh perspectives to National Park challenges during the recruitment process.

What is absolutely needed, however, is a passion and love for the National Parks. We believe they are England and Wales’ most special assets and everyone deserves to be able to experience them in their full glory.

Throughout its history Campaign for National Parks has a powerful reputation for taking on the issues facing  the National Parks. That includes the relentless pressure for development, the need to improve the experience of beauty within the landscape (including wildlife) and the need to improve sustainable access to these special landscapes. Navigating these issues and applying pressure at the highest levels of Government and elsewhere will be a priority for the new chief executive.

It’s a heck of a job! And you will be supported by a small, highly competent and motivated staff team and a diverse, accomplished board of trustees. If you would relish this opportunity and believe you have the skills and experience to make a difference to the future of the National Parks, we really want to hear from you.

Janette Ward, Chair of Trustees, Campaign for National Parks

Click here to read more about this role including how to apply.