Help the LI raise the profile of landscape with government, decision-makers, and the public

Big Ben, London. Image: Eric Lundqvist via Unsplash

The Landscape Institute is looking for new members of its Policy and Communications Committee (PCC). We hope to welcome three new members to help us be a relevant, expert and trusted professional body.

About the Policy and Communications Committee

PCC’s role is to guide the LI’s public communications and government policy work. The Committee ensures that our work is robust, evidence-led, and influential.

It also runs time-limited working groups on specific policy issues. Recent topics include Green Belt policy, housing, and landscape-led local planning. Priorities for 2018-19 include natural capital accounting, and rural landscapes post-Brexit.

About the role

PCC members will:

  • attend up to four meetings a year, usually involving a day in London.
  • if possible, represent the LI at external conferences, meetings, and workshops.
  • actively contribute to at least one of the Committee’s chosen work streams – for example, by drafting or editing policy papers or consultation responses.
  • support the LI’s policy manager, and other LI staff team members, as needed.

The role is unpaid, but the LI will pay expenses in line with its policy. In exceptional circumstances, where a specific output could not reasonably be expected of a volunteer, the LI is able to remunerate members.

About you

The LI welcomes applications from candidates who can offer the following skills and attributes:

  • Expertise in one or more areas of the LI’s work (planning, green infrastructure, land management, urban design, etc.)
  • A practical understanding of UK government policy – ideally including an awareness of devolved governance across Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • Good personal relationships with colleagues, a collaborative approach, and a willingness to debate issues with an open mind
  • Strong communication skills, including an ability to write clearly and concisely, and present complex issues in straightforward terms
  • An active network of contacts within the built or natural environment professions

The LI is especially keen to ensure that the committee represents the diversity of our membership. We encourage applications from under-represented groups.

How to apply

Please submit a statement of up to 500 words to before 18 June 2018. The statement should explain:

  • why you would like to be considered for a place on PCC.
  • what expertise you could bring to the Committee.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Policy Manager Ben Brown on (0)20 7685 2649.

The next PCC meeting will take place on Tuesday 26 June, 12pm-4pm. Please consider holding this date in your diary if you intend to apply.


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