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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.

Access Ranger (Cumbria)

Closing date Tuesday 19 October, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
  • Full-time Permanent
  • £20,092 to £23,080
  • 37 hours per week
  • Orton, Cumbria




37 hours per week

£20,092 to £23,080 per annum

Based in Orton, Cumbria.



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 Access 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 and will provide an enviable setting for your career in countryside management.


We’re currently looking for an Access Ranger to join us on a permanent basis, based at Orton, Cumbria.


The Benefits


– Salary of £20,092 to £23,080 per annum

– Local government pension scheme

– Flexible working

– Employee discounts on various goods and services

– Cycle to work scheme

– Free parking

– Generous leave entitlement, starting at 25 days plus bank holidays


The Role


This is an exciting opportunity working in the southern Cumbrian Dales, focusing on the maintenance of the public rights of way network, other access routes and open access areas and estate management for the Authority.


You will liaise with landowners and farmers and carry out high quality practical work enhancing public access and engaging with users and communities.


As an integral part of the ranger service, undertaking practical work alone or as part of a team, managing and supervising contractors and volunteers, and co-ordinating and delivering practical work, as required.


About You


You will have experience in the planning and maintenance of projects such as building stiles, fencing and walling.


To help maintain our records and deal with email correspondence you will need good IT and communication skills.


A full driving licence is essential for this role and experience of driving small plant is desirable.


This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check


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 Steve Hastie, Area Manager (Western Dales), on 01539 756611 or 07818 048767


The closing date for completed applications is 11 pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021 with the anticipated interview date on Thursday 4 November 2021




  • Recruitment Pack Access Ranger Cumbria South