JNCC seeking two independent members

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is looking for two new independent members to join the Committee from November onwards. More information is available below, and application forms are available on the Cabinet Office website. The closing date for applications has been extended to 11th July at 6pm.

JNCC members are currently paid £9836 per annum for 2.5 days per month. Appointments are usually for up to three years.

Further information (from JNCC):

JNCC is a public body which advises the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland on UK-wide and international nature conservation.

Independent members of the Joint Committee contribute to the Committee’s work in providing UK Government and the Devolved Administrations with effective support for their evidence needs and policies for nature conservation across the UK and internationally. Independent members need to understand the natural environment and its vital importance to everyone including its contribution to achieving better outcomes for the economy and for society on a sustainable basis. 

They need to promote a positive and constructive relationship with everyone that works with the JNCC including Defra, the UK country nature conservation bodies, Devolved Administrations, other Government Departments, EU institutions, UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and a wide range of non-government organisations and other interest groups both within the UK and internationally. 

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Experience in, or scientific knowledge of nature conservation in a field relevant to JNCC (e.g. natural and social sciences);
2. The ability to provide technical advice and offer oversight in the scientific aspects of the work of JNCC;
3. The ability to contribute to the strategic development of JNCC’s work through the management and interpretation of evidence to support advice to government and other customers and to ensure that JNCC delivers good value for money to the taxpayer;
4. The ability to carry out financial governance and the work of an audit or similar committee in the private, public or voluntary sector.