Position Opening for Environment Agency Board Member

The Environment Agency is looking for four new members of its Board.

As the environmental regulator with responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk management, the Environment Agency’s purpose is to create better places for people and wildlife – and promote sustainable development.

Members of the Environment Agency Board must be advocates for environmental sustainability and have the opportunity to make an important difference to action on the climate emergency. We are keen to recruit forward thinking individuals from diverse backgrounds and those who can bring a regional perspective from across England, particularly the north, west and south west.

The Environment Agency are especially keen to strengthen the Board in the following areas:

  • natural environment and ecology
  • flood and coastal risk management and/or the engineering industry
  • agriculture and/or land management

As a board member you would be making decisions that will help the country on its journey to net zero, working across sectors and government departments to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the new Environment Bill, increasing sustainable and clean development, protecting nature and increasing climate resilience.

A message from the EA:

“We can only be successful if we are inclusive. We are looking for high-calibre applicants to help us be as diverse as the communities we serve and would particularly encourage BAME, disabled and younger candidates to apply. We are place based organisations and it is important that our board members bring a regional presence and local understanding. We particularly welcome applications from those who can represent the north, west and the south-west.

We are looking for people with knowledge and experience in the natural environment and ecology, flood and coastal risk management and civil engineering, agriculture and land management or finance and investment, particularly from private sector backgrounds.

As a member of the board you have the opportunity to help be part of this, reducing our carbon footprint, protecting against impacts, and helping everyone realise the value in nature. We are not naïve about the scale of the challenge before us, but we refuse to be gloomy about it.

If you feel the same, why not join us?”

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2020.

To apply, visit: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/environment-agency-board-member-4/.

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