Final call for members to join board of new Royal Parks charity

The Royal Parks is recruiting for a chair and four trustees for its new board as part of its plans to separate from Government and become a charity.

Image: Pixabay
Image: Pixabay

The Royal Parks announced in 2015 that it plans to merge with the Royal Parks Foundation to become a charitable corporation later this year, responsible for looking after London's eight Royal Parks.

Candidates are being sought with expertise in one of the following:

  • Business or commercial sectors: to contribute to The Royal Parks strategy for the development of its earned income
  • Environmental/heritage sectors: to support the organisation’s responsibility for an extensive and complex estate including listed landscapes and buildings, rare habitats and mixed amenity spaces
  • Legal expertise: to help advise on a wide range of complex contractual issues and relationships
  • Financial expertise: to support an expanding £36m business and help secure best value for the organisation.

The total board will have up to 14 trustees including the chair. Seven appointments including the chair will be made by the Secretary of State and six made by the Mayor of London. There is also ex officio representation from the Royal Household.

There will be 4-6 board meetings each year and at least one strategy day, with meetings to be held more frequently in the first year of the organisation.

The closing date for applications is 14 March. More details can be found on The Royal Parks website.

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