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Forum Member Specification

Members of the Forum are recruited annually and this page describes the requirements for those wishing to apply in terms of relevant experience, the level of commitment expected, required knowledge and skills and any additional factors considered.  The table below also indicates if these requirements are essential or desirable and how they will be identified (application and/or interview).


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How Identified

Relevant Experience

User of footpaths, bridleways and byways in Cornwall such as:
by foot

  • by cycle
  • by horse
  • by vehicle; or

Landowner, land occupier, land manager or farmer of land in Cornwall; or

Interests relevant to Cornwall, such as:

  • wildlife conservation
  • historic environment
  • natural environment
  • tourism
  • sport
  • recreation
  • health
  • outdoor education
  • local businesses
  • the military

Experience of involvement in organisations relevant to the work of the Forum




Ability to attend meetings, generally every two months

Ability to attend relevant training sessions

Ability to network with a wide range of interest outside of Forum meetings

Willingness to work within Terms of Reference

Willingness to achieve purpose of Forum through constructive working with other Members

Ability to attend one-off/regular working group meetings, as necessary

Ability to attend site visits every four months or so



Knowledge and Skills

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to work within a team




Any Additional Factors



Willingness to work electronically



Recruitment of Members to the Forum