To help you decide if you wish to be considered for appointment, we have listed below the criteria that will be applied when assessing candidates. To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the criteria.
- Knowledge: An understanding of the New Forest, the countryside, commoning and associated issues.
- Strategic direction: The ability to think clearly and plan ahead, balancing needs and constraints.
- Effective influencing and communication: A high level of ability to gain support and influence; political acumen with a variety of stakeholders.
- Team working: The ability to take on a personal leadership role, chair public meetings and be committed to working as part of a team and in partnerships.
- Self belief and drive: The motivation to improve the situation of the New Forest and commoninq and to take on challenges.
- Project Management Experience of leading projects within time and financial constraints
In addition, as well as being Chairman of the Court, the Official Verderer has the decision-making authority and responsibilities equivalent to organisational Chief Executive. The panel will therefore be looking for evidence that you have a portfolio of high level governance and organisational skills including financial management, risk management, organisation performance management and service development.