Clerk – Vacancy

Exciting opportunity to be responsible for administration, accounting, governance and procedures of Therfield Heath working with the Conservators. The Heath is an area of Common Land, Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills required along with a proven ability to work independently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. An interest in common land, conservation and ecology is desirable.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, together with details of 2 professional referees to the Chair Clare Swarbrick:

Closing Date: Monday 17th August Noon.

Interviews will be held week commencing 24th August at a mutually convenient location, or via Zoom if preferred.


Conservator Internal Report 20/00744-OP – Land opposite Heath Farm, Briary Lane

The Conservators at a (virtual) meeting on 18th June, RESOLVED that it was appropriate for the Conservators to comment on this planning application and that comment should be an objection to the application.

The Internal report into planning application 20/00744/OP aimed to:

Illuminate the issues the Conservator team should consider when deciding if they are to comment on this planning application and their objectives in doing so

To assist the Conservators in understanding if additional information would help

To be a useful document in facilitating interaction with NHDC, Natural England and other stakeholders to allow the Conservators to achieve their agreed objectives.

Clive Hall & John King June 2020