The group aims to be the voice of UK parks and represent the people and organisations that create, maintain, invest in and use green spaces. It campaigns to ensure that parks are properly funded, and that the benefits that they provide are clearly understood and recognized.
The alliance's board is comprised of well-known professionals from across the parks sector, including City of London head of open spaces Sue Ireland, Chartered Institute of Horticulture president Andrew Gill, BALI chief executive Wayne Grills and National Parks England director Paul Hamblin. It is headed by Mark Camley of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
It is now looking for people to join up who have similar success in senior management or leadership roles in parks, business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
Skills and experience that would be particularly useful include:
- Membership development and fundraising (a key priority for board members)
- Communications and campaigning
- Finance and/or business and enterprise
- Landscape design and quality
- Stakeholder and community engagement
- Policy and research
Further information on board membership is available here (pdf). To discuss further email Sue Morgan, The Parks Alliance board member and chief executive of the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The closing date for applications is 4 July.