Commissioners wanted: London Sustainable Development Commission


The London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) are recruiting commisioners. In their words:

The LSDC is looking for senior level experience in the sustainability field, or in a related area. You will have demonstrated outstanding communication and leadership skills and thrive in a highly political environment. Above all, you must bring drive, commitment and practicality to deliver solutions to the sustainability challenges London faces.

The LSDC are looking in particular for experts in the key areas of: Finance, Economics, Business, the Natural Environment, Housing, Education and Skills, Equalities and Communications who are personally committed to the principles of sustainability and to working towards a city where all Londoners and visitors feel the greatest possible sense of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being.The London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) is the independent body advising the Mayor of London on making the capital the benchmark sustainable city by 2020. Its role is to promote integrated and innovative solutions, policies and programmes to deliver mprovements in quality of life for everyone, now and in the future.

‘Now is an exciting time to join the London Sustainable Development Commission. London faces a range of important challenges, such as ensuring the benefits of the Olympics are felt by all Londoners, securing recovery from the economic downturn and developing a low carbon future. It is vital we work to ensure these challenges become opportunities to improve Londoners’ quality of life and turn the idea of sustainability into real change people can see and feel. I look forward to working with the new Commissioners to ensure this happens.’
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Commissioners will be responsible for informing and championing London’s approach to quality of life and embedding sustainable development principles into decision making across various sectors. Dealing with issues as diverse as climate change, inequality and community cohesion, the London wide implications of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and sustainable consumption and production, you will build on the success of the Commission and bring fresh ideas for the future.

For an informal discussion about these positions please contact Patrick Feehily, Sustainable Development Manager, on 020 7983 4304. A full role profile and application details for the Commissioner positions are available to download from the Greater London Authority website or by contacting the recruitment team on 020 7983 4904/4230 or email glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting Ref: LSDC09

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is noon 2nd December. Interviews will take place at City Hall in December.

Further information is available from the Mayor of London’s website:
http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/jobs/20091202/lsdc09.jsp
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