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Thank you for your interest in working for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Any current vacancies are listed below, along with details of how to apply and the terms and conditions of working for the National Park Authority.


Terms and conditions of employment

Specific terms and conditions will be issued for each post as it becomes vacant.   You may find it useful to read our general terms and conditions of employment, along with our Privacy Notice explaining how we look after any personal information we may receive from you:

Employee benefits

Benefits for employees are kept under review to ensure they remain attractive and appropriate. This approach is supplemented by work-life balance and training policies. We are committed to maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for all staff. We also aim to maintain good communication and working relationships with trade unions and all of our people.


Current vacancies

For details of vacancies at other National Park Authorities, visit the UK National Parks website.

Casual Information Advisers

Closing date Sunday 8 August, 2021 @ 00:00 AM
  • Casual
  • £9.25 per hour
  • Casual basis
  • Malham, Near Skipton
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Would you like to join our team of Information Advisers at Malham Visitor Centre? We’re looking for casual staff to provide a friendly, professional and high quality service for the National Park’s residents and visitors.

About Us

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

The Role

You’ll be responsible for providing information services to our customers. This could be face to face, via email or over the phone and typically involves responding to questions and queries, and providing information relating to visiting the National Park.

The Visitors Centres each have a selection of products available for sale and you’ll be assisting with this retail service, dealing with queries, processing sales and managing card and cash transactions.

About You

You’ll have experience of delivering excellent customer care with a good knowledge of the opportunities for recreation and enjoyment in the local area.

Ideally you’ll have experience of working in a retail environment, however this isn’t essential as full training will be provided.

Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

Hours of Work and Rate of Pay

This opportunity is offered on a casual basis, which means there are no set hours of work. We rely on casual staff to support our substantive teams, particularly to cover periods of absence and during busy times of the year.

You will be paid £9.25 per hour for any hours worked.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Clare Lamkin, Centre Manager (Malham) on 01729 833201or email Clare.Lamkin@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Land Management Adviser

    Closing date Sunday 15 August, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed term
    • £23,080 to £29,578
    • 37 hours per week
    • Yoredale, Bainbridge
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    Would you like to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – a place of real character, with a highly-distinctive, living, working and cultural landscape?  If so, we have a rare opportunity to join our Farm Conservation team at an exciting time for the National Park. We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and pragmatic individual to join our team.

    About Us

    We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

    We’re currently looking for a Land Management Adviser to join us on a fixed term basis. The role is full-time, based at our Yoredale office at Bainbridge.

    The Benefits

    – Local Government pension scheme

    – Flexible working

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    – Generous leave entitlement

    The Role

    This post combines the work of the farm conservation and trees and woodlands teams. We therefore need someone with credibility within both fields of work and a proven track record of successfully engaging and working with a range of farmers and landowners specifically on sustainable land management, agri-environment and woodlands.

    About You

    You will have experience of formulating and delivering agri-environment scheme applications, woodland planting and woodland management plans. In addition, you will have the confidence and ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. Attention to detail, working to deadlines and excellent communication skills are equally important to the role.

    You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, though other qualifications may be acceptable if a high level of knowledge and experience of farm conservation can be demonstrated.

    The role requires travel around the National Park so a driving licence is essential.

    Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

    For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer, on 01756 751611 or email helen.keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Youth Engagement Officer

    Closing date Thursday 5 August, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • 5 Month Fixed Term Contract
    • £19,698 to £22,183
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Do you have experience of working with young people? Do you want to see young people from all backgrounds enjoying our amazing countryside? Would you like to be part of our team working with young people to help them find their place in their National Park? Can you be available to start this role in September? If the answers are yes, then read on!

    About Us

    We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. We are passionate about getting young people out into our inspiring landscapes and we are looking for someone who shares that passion to join our Learning and Engagement team.

    The Role

    As our Youth Engagement Officer, you’ll be working with young people from the urban areas around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to get them connected with this beautiful area, the opportunities it has for them to improve their health and wellbeing and make a real contribution to looking after the natural world. You will deliver pre-planned outdoor activity sessions to booked groups, and sessions will include environmental games, practical conservation and guided walks. Delivery will include day visits and residentials.
    The job is full-time, temporary for 5 months (September – February) and is part of Generation Green, a national project connecting young people to nature.

    About You

    To join us as a Youth Engagement Officer, you will need:

    • Experience of working face to face with young people;
    • A passion for delivering exciting outdoor experiences that connect young people from all backgrounds with nature. and
    • The ability to enthuse and motivate young people.

    Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.The

    Benefits

    • Salary of £19,698 – £22,183 per annum
    • Local government pension scheme
    • Employee discounts on various goods and services
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Free parking
    • Generous leave entitlement
    • Recognition and rewards for your hard work

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our National Park and work in one of the UK’s most inspiring and breathtaking locations.

    For an informal chat about the post or to receive more information about the project, including residential dates and venues please contact

    • Between Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July: Catherine Kemp, Education and Engagement Manager on 01756 751641 or Catherine.Kemp@yorkshiredales.org.uk
    • Between Monday 2 August – Thursday 5 August: Rebecca Greenfield, Head of Access and Engagement on 01756 751626 or Rebecca.Greenfield@yorkshiredales.org.uk
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  • Area Ranger (Cumbria)

    Closing date Thursday 26 August, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £23,541 to £30,451
    • 37 hours per week
    • Orton, Cumbria
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    Would you like to work in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain – a national asset, famous for its natural beauty, wildlife, cultural heritage and outstanding opportunities for enjoyment? Are you ready for the challenge of delivering front line countryside management services for the local community and visitors to the National Park?

    If so, we have a rare chance to join the National Park Authority’s Ranger Service as an Area Ranger on a permanent basis.

    About Us

    We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

    We’re currently looking for an Area Ranger to join us, based at our office in Orton, Cumbria.

    The Benefits

    – Local government pension scheme

    – Flexible working

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Cycle to work scheme

    – Free parking

    – Generous leave entitlement

    – Recognition and rewards for your hard work

    The role

    This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and pragmatic individual to join us and take a lead in delivering a broad range of National Park services within the iconic landscapes of the Western Dales including the Orton fells, the Howgills, the upper Lune Valley, Dentdale and Mallerstang.

    About you

    You will need direct experience of several distinct areas of work (access and rights of way, visitor management and community engagement) and will be required to demonstrate successful project management skills, being able to deliver agreed actions to deadlines and budget.

    You must be capable of dealing effectively with a range of audiences: landowners, local communities and partners to work towards improving peoples’ enjoyment and understanding of the area. Experience of working with volunteers will also be required to enable us to achieve much more than we could working alone.

    Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

    For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Steve Hastie, Area Manager (Western Dales), on 01539 756611 or 07818 048767 or email steve.hastie@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Recruitment Pack - Area Ranger