Appointed Conservator Vacancy

Appointed Conservator Vacancy

Ministerial Appointment to the Board of Conservators
by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under Section 12 of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871

This is a special opportunity to be instrumental in shaping
the future for Wimbledon and Putney Commons

The Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC) ensure that Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common (known collectively as “the Commons”) are managed and conserved in accordance with the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871, as supplemented by the Commissioners Clauses Act 1847 and Byelaws, and their legal obligations as Trustees of a registered charity. We are a non-political organisation, dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Commons.

The Commons comprise around 1,140 acres of countryside, of which approximately 900 acres of the Commons are recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The open space can be enjoyed for exercise and recreation and attracts large numbers of visitors.

Managed by a team of 22 staff, the Commons are also home to many sporting facilities including some 48 acres of playing fields used for rugby and football, 16 miles of horse rides and a golf course.

Candidates are now being sought for the role of a Conservator to be appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. We are looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm and an appropriate balance of skills to complement experience within the existing Board. Applicants must be able to demonstrate skills and experience in nature conservation and ecological issues, particularly as they relate to a large and complex public open space and ideally have experience of being part of a multi-disciplinary Board of Trustees.

For further details and information on how to apply please download a Candidate Brief/Information Pack or contact the Ranger's Office if you would prefer a hard copy.

 The Closing Date has been extended to returned applications is 25 September 2020 


Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators are committed
to equality of opportunities.