Call for members for an independent expert panel for UK’s WHS Tentative List

March 29, 2022 Published by Alex McCoskrie

The UK Government is convening a panel of experts to consider applications for inclusion on a new Tentative List of Sites for potential nomination to UNESCO for World Heritage status and to make recommendations to ministers by the end of 2022.

The Government would therefore like to invite expressions of interest from qualified individuals with knowledge of cultural and natural heritage, or with particular experience with World Heritage Sites to participate on the panel of experts, which will probably number 7-10 members.

This will be an important and high-profile contribution to the UK’s cultural and natural heritage, and prospective panel members should have suitable qualifications in relevant fields. The Government will provide a secretariat to support the panel.

The Government will expect the panel to meet three or four times, between summer and autumn. The majority of meetings will be held online, although some may be held in person. Travel and subsistence will be provided, but there will be no additional remuneration available.

All panel members must be impartial and should not be involved in the application process for any prospective UK UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the panel should also make it clear if they have any connection with any existing or prospective UNESCO Sites.

For an EOI form, please click here.

Your EOI must be submitted by 6 May 2022 to with the subject ‘Expert Panel EOI’.

Good luck!