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Conservators of the River Cam recruitment

The Conservators of the River Cam are responsible for maintaining the river between the Mill Pond and Bottisham Lock.

The group includes representatives from the county council, the University, and the Environment Agency. We are also represented, by three councillors and four members of the public. Members of the public are appointed for three years at a time.

Interested in matters to do with the River Cam?

Following the resignation of a non-councillor appointment to the Conservators of the River Cam, Cambridge City Council is required to appoint one member of the public to be a Cam Conservator until the end of December 2021.

We are seeking to recruit this post by an open recruitment process. The most important criteria is that you are interested in, and/or have knowledge of, some aspect of the river and its use.

Please note that the positions are voluntary and carry no remuneration.

After this term finishes at the end of 2021, a new three year term of non-councillor appointments begins in January 2022. A recruitment process which will be carried out for these appointments.

You should be able to attend the next meeting of the Conservators of the River Cam on 29 April, 9.30am (held via Microsoft Teams).

For an application form and person criteria please contact Claire Tunnicliffe on 01223 457135 or email

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 April 2021 at 5pm.

For more information on the Conservators, its purpose and work see