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Recruitment of JNCC Chair

News Item 2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is leading the appointment of a new Chair for JNCC.

The Joint Committee leads JNCC and has overall responsibility for our work. Members discuss strategic nature conservation and organisational issues as well as making high-level advice, strategy, funding and planning decisions.

Our Chair is responsible to the Defra Secretary of State for the leadership, direction and effectiveness of JNCC in line with strategies and plans agreed with Defra and the Devolved Administrations. The Chair is the primary contact with Ministers for the Committee.

The Chair provides visible leadership and vision for JNCC, setting strategic and operational direction, ensuring good governance and, together with the Joint Committee, holding the executive to account.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 3 September 2020.

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