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Welcome to the Solent Forum

Since 1992, the Solent Forum has provided a platform to deliver Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East. It operates at a strategic coastal management level, providing a network for closer working relationships, information dissemination and discussion of topical coastal issues.

This website contains information on the nature and work of the Solent Forum. From it you can find details of the Forum's members, learn about the Forum's current work and view news and events from around the Solent and the UK. You can also download our bi-annual newsletter. Our Directories provide useful information on who's who around the Solent and sources of information on coastal matters.

For more information on how to become a member, please request an application form.

Please visit the Forum's sister site, Solentpedia, for information on the Solent, its people, economy and environment.

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Vacancy for Chairperson of Solent Forum

The Solent Forum is a well respected organisation that was established in December 1992 and provides a platform to deliver Integrated Coastal Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East. It operates at a strategic coastal management level, providing a network for closer working relationships, information dissemination and discussion of topical coastal issues. It has a broad spectrum of members who have an interest in the Solent. Former chairpersons have included Maldwin Drummond and Professor Mike Clark.

The Solent Forum are looking for a new enthusiastic Chairperson to provide leadership and represent Forum members during an exciting and challenging period of economic, social and environmental change. They will work closely with the Solent Forum Steering Group and Solent Forum Manager, for at least a two year period, ideally three. This is an interesting and varied role which requires approximately 25-30 hours per year. It is an unpaid role, but does attract payment of any out of pocket expenses.

The Acting Chair and Solent Forum Manager will work with you so that the work of the Forum is planned and mapped out for 2014-15 to ensure a seamless transition into the role.

If you are interested in the post please email an Expression of Interest and include a short personal statement of no more than one page of A4, to the Solent Forum at info@solentforum.org.uk by 25th July 2014. If we think that you would be suitable, we will invite you to an interview on the 9th/10th September (let us know if they re not convenient). The interview is a two-way process. It enables Solent Forum to find out more about you but also allows you to ensure that this position is something you wish to pursue. We will not invite all applicants for an interview but will inform you in writing if your application was unsuccessful. Once the selection is made we would hope the new chairperson would be appointed in October/November 2014. Should you wish for further information on the post, please view the role description.  A copy of the Solent Forum constitution can be found at http://www.solentforum.org/forum/constitution/