The Environment Agency, responsible fo the non-tidal Thames, is advertising for a new chairman - on a salary of £60,000.

The agency says the part-time position is "to lead it through what it is going to be a dynamic and challenging period as it works to protect and improve the environment whilst continuing to improve the way it works."

It goes on to say the agency " is working to improve its services giving customers a more effective and integrated approach as it also looks to improve its own efficiency to meet tough fiscal targets.

"This role requires an exceptional leader with strategic vision who can steer the organisation through this challenging period. A keen interest and understanding of the environmental priorities for England is a pre-requisite but also important is commercial acumen.

"You will be able to show how you can lead complex organisations through major change as well as deliver top-class customer service. Alongside excellent ambassadorial skills you’ll also be a team player able to build effective collaborative partnerships that deliver shared goals."

The salary is £60,632 (pro rata) with a closing date at the end of January.

See job details HERE

Story dated Jan 4th 2014