Chair - Wye Navigation Advisory Committee - 11271

Wales, West Midlands
Fixed Term
Salary £5,675 for the term of office which is three years.
We’d like you to be a seasoned, independent chair, with experience of working in a public role. As well as having a strong affinity with the work of the Environment Agency and a genuine interest in the local area, you’ll share our commitment to helping everyone enjoy the River Wye. Along with a good knowledge of navigation, water-related recreation, fisheries, and conservation issues, you’ll be aware of – and sensitive to - public concerns. You’re diplomatic and decisive, confident managing expectations and resolving conflict. You’re also quick to develop strong working relationships with both committee members and Environment Agency staff. It’s important that you can commit to a minimum of two meetings a year (held during office hours), plus any ad hoc requirements.
You will work directly with the Wye Navigation Team responsible for looking after the environment and the navigation on the rivers Wye and Lugg. The Wye Navigation Advisory Committee advise the Environment Agency on navigation and use of the rivers. The committee is made up of members with a wide range of interests and backgrounds, from recreation to business to conservation, to those who work and live by the river.
An impartial, independent voice, you’ll bring together the different views of members in order to protect the environment, navigation and leisure activities on the Wye and Lugg. You’ll make sure that debate is healthy, balanced and constructive; that everyone on the committee has the chance to air their views and share their opinions. From planning agendas, to bringing meetings to a close, to summarising and sharing conclusions and actions, you’ll ensure that all committee meetings are organised, well attended and worthwhile.
The committee meets at a minimum of twice a year and helps us to maintain sustainable recreation and navigation on the river. The meetings (held during office hours) are held at various locations along the River Wye. A single term of office is for three years.

For further information please contact Lynn Bulbeck at Please note that due to the legal obligation to appoint a person who is independent of the Environment Agency’s interests, this vacancy is not open to employees of the Environment Agency.

06/10/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
A single term is for 3 years
Communicates Effectively
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Focuses on Customers and Partners
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Influences and Persuades Others
provide evidence of influencing and persuading others successfully for example: listens to other's opinions, understanding their viewpoints, needs and concerns; responds appropriately. Seeks to achieve a 'win-win' outcome and develop the relationship with the person(s) being influenced.
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