Land of the Fanns seeks new Chair

THE Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme is looking for a new Chairperson to lead its board in the final phase of the project. The Scheme want to appoint a Chair who is passionate about the landscapes across the Land of the Fanns and committed to the heritage of this fascinating area.


The five-year Land of the Fanns is a unique £2.4 million Landscape Partnership Scheme, awarded £1.36 million by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2016. It brings together nine partner organisations to work towards a shared goal of enabling local people to discover, restore and enjoy what’s special about the local landscape and its history. It has a dedicated commitment to celebrate the heritage and natural environment across an area covering Brentwood, Thurrock, parts of South West Essex and the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering.

The Scheme is at an exciting stage as it enters its final 18 months of delivery and looks towards its legacy. The new Chair will have the skills and experience to lead the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme Board and build on the success so far, oversee the continuously developing programme to its completion and to help mould the lasting legacy of the Scheme.

The position of Chair is a voluntary role. The project team is located at Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, and works across East London and South West Essex. Further information about the scheme can be found at www.landofthefanns.org. For more information about the role and responsibilities of the Chair, contact Benjamin Sanderson, Land of the

Fanns Scheme Manager by email on benjamin.sanderson@thameschase.org.uk

The deadline for submissions for the role is Monday 26 October at 10am. CVs and covering letters should be sent to landofthefanns@thameschase.org.uk. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 2 November 2020.

Thames Chase Trust is the lead partner in Land of the Fanns project. The other partners are: Forestry England, Thames Estuary Partnership, Brentwood Borough Council, London Borough of Havering, Essex County Council, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, Thames21 and Thurrock Council.

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