The commission set up to scrutinise the sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is on the look-out for key experts to join its team.
Leading authorities from key seven areas are being sought to ensure the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has the necessary expertise and representation to provide quality feedback to the Olympic Board.
The commission, which was set up in January 2007 to independently monitor London’s pledge to host the most sustainable and greenest Games to date, is the first body of its type set up in Games history. Working as a ‘critical friend’, the commission will provide assurance on the sustainability of the 2012 Games, identifying good practice and areas for improvement, from staging to delivery and legacy. The first four commissioners were announced in May 2007, heralding a major milestone in the establishment of the commission.
Recruitment is now underway to find people with specific skills in: assurance; climate change; waste; biodiversity; economic development; sports and major events. People who have demonstrated a commitment to the host boroughs of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Newham, Waltham Forest and Hackney are also being sought.
Commission Chair Shaun McCarthy said:
“This is an opportunity to be part of a pioneering team, committed to an ambitious and world-leading agenda. These honorary commissioners will be focused on maximising the social, economic and environmental benefits that the 2012 Games will bring. With various skills and knowledge, they will help assess the positive and negative impacts of the Games and make recommendations to the Olympic Board and report to the public. Getting the right mix of experts from London and the UK would be critical to the success of the commission.”
Appointments to the commission, as either Core or Co-opted Expert Commissioners, will be made for an initial two-year period. Core Commissioner appointments will attend regular meetings and provide overall governance and commentary to the Olympic Board. Co-opted Expert Commissioners will be part of a register, willing to be on-call to address specific areas and investigations.
Applications for the commissioner appointments close at noon Monday 16th July 2007. A full role profile and application details can be viewed on the GLA website or by calling the recruitment team on 020 7983 4143 (textphone/4157) quoting ref. CSLCOMM.