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Conservation Support Officer (Trees and Woodlands)

  • Maternity Cover for up to 1 year

  • £15,807 to £20,661 per annum pro rata

  • 25.5 hours per week

  • Grassington, Skipton

The Yorkshire Dales has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Britain. For many, they are also a unique way of life. Our job is to maintain the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Dales and promote wider understanding and greater enjoyment of this irreplaceable treasure.

This is a temporary role to provide maternity cover and the post will provide mainly administrative support to the Authority’s Trees and Woodlands Team whose role is to conserve, enhance and raise awareness of the trees and woodlands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will be educated to a Higher National Certificate/Diploma or equivalent in a discipline related to environmental conservation and will preferably have some experience of working within an environmental  conservation environment.  The post has a strong administrative role and therefore requires good administrative skills including data collection, file maintenance and management and IT skills. Knowledge of GIS, especially QGIS, would be an advantage.

If you feel as though you meet these requirements we would like to hear from you.

  • Closing date: 12:00 on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

  • Expected interview date: week commencing Monday, 4 June 2018

For further information about this vacancy and working for the Authority in general, please download the recruitment pack below:

You may also find the following documents useful:

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return it to us by post or email (details below), ensuring that you mark it ‘Confidential’.

Important: We can only accept applications on our official application form - please ensure you complete all sections of the form including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Please do not send CVs unless specifically requested.

Alternatively you can request copies of the job pack and application form directly from the Authority.

Contact details:

  • Email:

  • Phone: 0300 456 0030

  • Address:
    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 3EL