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Recruitment

Local correspondents in England and Wales

The work of the Open Spaces Society depends heavily on its volunteers. In particular our team of Local Correspondents is the backbone of our efforts to preserve public paths, common land and greens. For this post it is essential that the person has the ability to understand and scrutinise path change consultations and orders and planning applications and to make appropriate recommendations. For a general job description, please click here. If you would like further information, please contact the office.

Local Correspondents in the London area

Due to the retirement of two of our local correspondents, we urgently need people to cover as much of the Greater London area as possible to help preserve our open spaces (the vacant area covers all of Greater London apart from Hillingdon, Lambeth and Wandsworth).

The work is concerned with commons, parks and other open spaces as well as public paths, defending them against undesirable development and enclosure, often by the local authority owners. The society is directly consulted on commons and rights of way matters, but other threats can only be discovered by looking for planning applications and articles in local papers. Also many of the inner London authorities have no definitive maps of public paths which makes the job more difficult.

For this post it is essential that the person has the willingness and ability to study planning proposals as they relate to commons, greens, open spaces and paths and to make appropriate recommendations. Although a background in land law would be extremely useful, this is not essential as the society will provide guidance.

For a job description, please click here. If you would like further information, please contact the office.