Exciting opportunity to put nature first with Kent Nature Partnership

An exciting opportunity has arisen to chair the Kent Nature Partnership.

Established in 2012, the partnership leads collaborative work within the county to deliver the recovery of nature and ensure Kent’s landscape thrives with wildlife and plants.

The Kent Nature Partnership is looking for a new Chair

The partnership also looks to provide a natural environment that inspires engagement, underpins our economy and provides solutions to some of the challenges facing Kent.

A dynamic leader is therefore needed to steer the partnership at this critical time, as the new Environment Act places a local focus on responding to the ecological crisis and finding nature-based solutions to climate change.

The role becomes vacant after former frontline GP, Dr Caroline Jessel, announced she would be standing down after 10 years in the role.

Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey

Speaking of her time in charge Dr Jessel said: “It has been a great privilege to lead the Kent Nature Partnership over the last decade.

“In the past few years, we have seen massive steps forward with exciting, large-scale projects in the county and greater appreciation of the need for bold change against an ambitious timeframe.

“I would like to thank the dedicated team at Kent County Council, which is seldom daunted by the task they face. I have confidence that my successor will be able to build on this and take the partnership from strength to strength.”

Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey, said: “I want to thank Caroline for her dedication and determination over the last 10 years, in which she has worked so hard to bring about positive environmental change.

“There could not be a more exciting time to join the Kent Nature Partnership, as we continue to adapt to the changing world around us and understand the importance of protecting and enhancing Kent’s natural environment.

“We are looking for someone with the right blend of experience and skills for this important work who can make a real difference for Kent.”

Applications for the role, set to last three years, close on 7th January 2022. Shortlisted candidates can expect to be invited to meet the selection panel later that month. Further information on the appointment (including the job description, an overview of the partnership and its achievements plus reflections from the outgoing Chair) is available at http://www.kentnature.org.uk/knp-chair-advertisement-december-2021.html

Email elizabeth.milne@kent.gov.uk for more information about the role.

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Exciting opportunity to put nature first with Kent Nature Partnership was last modified: December 14th, 2021 by Ellis Stephenson