Category Archives: Advisory Board

Do you want to help inform Defra’s policy making?

We are recruiting for new members to take up five positions on Defra’s Civil Society Advisory Board. This opportunity is open to anybody with a strong understanding of civil society and its interface with government. Applicants will join the Board in a personal capacity. We are seeking applications from people able to provide authoritative, high-level [...]

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Do you want to help inform Defra’s policy making?

We are recruiting for four positions on Defra’s Civil Society Advisory Board.  This opportunity is open to anybody with a strong understanding of civil society and its interface with Government.  The board meets quarterly.  Applicants will join the Board in a personal capacity. We are seeking applications from people able to provide authoritative, high-level advice [...]

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Natural England use blog to gather feedback on their 2060 Vision

Vertical Garden at CaixaForum in Madrid Image credit: Patrick Breen Guy Thompson, Executive Director, External Affairs at Natural England, addressed Defra’s Third Sector Advisory Board on Monday (5/10/09). Guy highlighted the value of the third sector to the work of Natural England. He indicated that Natural England were working to publish their third sector policy statement in line with [...]

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Third Sector Climate Change Declaration

Government Ministers helped ‘relaunch’ the Third Sector Climate Change Declaration today (15 June) at the RSA in central London. Huw Irranca-Davies MP (Minister for Marine and Natural Environment, Defra) and Joan Ruddock MP (Minister of State, DECC) joined a range of signatories, both new and old, to reaffirm their commitment to deliver behaviour change at [...]

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Third Sector Advisory Board meets for the first time

At the end of last week the new Third Sector Advisory Board elected Roger Clarke as their Chair and their first meeting took place yesterday afternoon (11/5/09). Philip Mulligan, CEO of Environmental Protection UK was confirmed as Vice- Chair. The agenda for this first meeting was put together by the third sector team and focussed on improving [...]

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Advisory Board away day

To kick-off the work of our new Third Sector Advisory Board, the new board members gathered for the first time at Defra’s Innovation Centre in Reading for an away day. The purposes of the day were to: Discuss and articulate the Board’s purpose and objectives Review the strategy document and begin to consider priorities, risks and [...]

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Advisory board members announced

One of the commitments in our Third Sector Strategy was to establish a new Third Sector Advisory Board. Following an open process we received 35 applications from well qualified individuals with experience from across the sector. This bodes well for the future of the strategy but meant that we are in a position of having [...]

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What’s the difference between the Advisory Board and Ministerial Taskforce?

I had the pleasure of attending the workshop for BTCV Champions in Doncaster last Friday (13/2/09). BTCV were a key partner in the Defra-funded ‘Every Action Counts‘ programme which is now coming to an end. This workshop reflected on the experience of the programme and looked at how it might move forward. Ed Miliband (Secretary [...]

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