NORTHUMBERLAND National Park is looking to recruit two new members to the 18-strong board of the National Park Authority.

The national park is working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to find two new members who are passionate about the area.

Board members provide strategic leadership to the National Park Authority, setting priorities for the management of the park and the socio-economic wellbeing of the people who live and work there.

The board also ensures that Northumberland National Park remains open to all, and addresses climate change and other challenges whilst continuing to enrich people’s lives.

The authority is looking to increase the diversity of the board, with a desire to represent both rural and urban communities as well as all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

However, applicants must be dedicated to helping to make the park a “welcoming and distinctive place” that supports the park’s landscape and outdoor environment.

Glen Sanderson, chairman of Northumberland National Park Authority reiterated that the position is open to everyone.

He said: “This is a great opportunity to add to our skills and capabilities as a board. These positions are for anyone with a true passion for the park, and a real vision for how we can make Northumberland National Park thrive for everyone.

“Members of the authority have an opportunity to make a real difference through leadership.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who feels that they can make a contribution.”

More information can be found on the government’s website. The application deadline is March 6.