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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.

Senior Historic Environment Officer

Closing date Friday 30 April, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
  • Permanent
  • £30,451 to £34,728 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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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 experienced and passionate person to lead a team, working to conserve, record, research and celebrate the Park’s rich cultural heritage.

The teams’ objective is to promote and widen public understanding of the special historic environment of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You will develop and monitor the Authority’s historic environment strategy and deliver actions in support of the National Park Management Plan. Seeking additional sources of funding for projects and to expand opportunities for volunteers and local communities to participate in the Authority’s historic environment work is a key part of the role.

The National Park contains over 2,000 listed buildings and 300 scheduled monuments. You will be expected to develop projects to keep the number of buildings and monuments at risk, as low as possible along with overseeing the Park’s Historic Environment Record and ensure it is manageable and accessible.

Your team is also a key consultee for planning applications and agri-environment schemes in the Park. An important element of the role is ensuring good practice so that these services can be delivered whilst also conserving the Park’s heritage.

You will be representing the Authority on local, regional and national forums, will report to Authority Meetings and keep the Member Champion for the historical environment informed about your teams’ work.

As a degree holder, or higher qualification in archaeology or building conservation, with a relevant professional membership, we’re also looking for substantial direct experience of formulating and delivering conservation policies and programmes. Above all else you will have an ability to get things done and deliver against your agreed actions and budgets.

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 about the role, please contact Peter Stockton. Telephone 01969 652334 or email peter.stockton@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Recruitment Pack - Senior Historic Environment Officer
  • Three Peaks Ranger

    Closing date Monday 26 April, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £19,698 to £22,183 per annum
    • 37 hours per week until March 2022, then 30 hours per week from April 2022
    • Stainforth, near Settle, North Yorkshire
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    Are you passionate about working in and looking after a stunning area of England? Could you thrive as part of an outstanding organisation such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, 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. 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 Three Peaks Ranger to join us, based at our workshop near Settle.

     

    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

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our National Park and work in the iconic Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales.

    The Role

    This is a specialist ranger post, concerned with the maintenance of the public right of way network, other access routes and open access areas. It is an essential requirement that you can plan and implement, to a high standard, a variety of practical tasks.

    As our Three Peaks Ranger, you will play a key role in maintaining engineered paths on the Three Peaks challenge route. Experience of upland path management techniques, including the ability and experience of driving small plant, is desirable. You will operate individually, or occasionally in area or park-wide teams, and will need to be self-motivated in all weather conditions!

    You will liaise with landowners and farmers, engage effectively with users and assist with implementing the Three Peaks Project. Developing opportunities for volunteers is an important part of the post, and experience of working with and motivating volunteers is desirable.

    The role will be full time (37 hours per week) until 31 March 2022 and then part time (30 hours per week) from 1 April 2022 onwards.

    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 about the role, please contact Kate Hilditch on 01756 751631 or email kate.hilditch@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Recruitment Pack - Three Peaks Ranger
  • Farm Conservation Adviser - Maternity Cover

    Closing date Monday 3 May, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed term contract
    • £23,080 to £29,578 per annum
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Are you a passionate conservation professional looking to make an impact on a stunning area of England? Could you thrive as part of an outstanding organisation such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, 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. 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 Farm Conservation Adviser to join us on a full-time basis at our Grassington office near Skipton, with the flexibility of some home working, to cover a period of maternity leave.

    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

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our National Park and work in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations, while covering a period of maternity leave.

    The Role

    As a Farm Conservation Adviser, you will be involved in the work of the long standing Yorkshire Dales Catchment Partnership, delivering the governments Catchment Sensitive Farming initiative.

    You will be working directly with farmers within the National Park to find solutions to improving water and air quality on their farms.

    Additionally, your role will involve:

    • acting as a ‘first point of contact’ for enquiries on the full range of schemes above (consulting as appropriate with other bodies or ‘signposting’ to other sources of advice);
    • carrying out and co-ordinating the preparation of environmental appraisals, including carrying out site visits;
    • identifying projects and farms that could benefit from local and national funding streams and which would advance National Park purposes.

    About You

    To join us as a Farm Conservation Adviser, you will need:

    • experience of successfully engaging and working with a range of farmers and landowners specifically on sustainable upland management, agri-environment and catchment sensitive farming;
    • a degree, or equivalent experience with a high knowledge of farm conservation;
    • knowledge of existing agricultural support schemes including Basic Payment and the new government future farming and productivity schemes; and
    • the ability to travel to all parts of the National Park.

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer, telephone 01756 751611 or email helen.keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk

    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.

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  • Recruitment Pack - Farm Conservation Adviser
  • Conservation Support Officer (Farming)

    Closing date Monday 3 May, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • Salary of £19,698 - £22,183 per annum
    • 37 hours per week
    • Colvend, Grassington
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    Are you passionate about conservation and looking to make an impact on a stunning area of England? Could you thrive as part of an outstanding organisation such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, 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. 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 Conservation Support Officer to join our Farming team on a full-time permanent basis at our Grassington office near Skipton.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £19,698 – £22,183 per annum
    – 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

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

    The Role

    As a Conservation Support Officer, you’ll be proving technical and administrative support to the busy
    farming team.

    You will work across a range of projects within the Farm Conservation team and will be responsible for dealing with initial enquiries from farmers, land managers, members of the public, professional bodies etc.

    Additionally, your role will involve:

    • co-ordinating the day-to-day work of the Authority’s Farm Conservation Service, including
      arranging farm visits, events, fielding telephone calls etc.;
    • distributing information on the range of agri-environment schemes to farmers and land
      managers; and
    • assisting in the preparation of applications to agri-environment schemes, including undertaking farm surveys, collation of detailed information needed for the submission of the applications and supporting the farm conservation advisers.

    About You

    To join us as a Conservation Support Officer, you will need:

    •  a knowledge of land management in the uplands;
    • experience of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping systems; and
    • a positive and proactive approach to work.

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer, telephone 01756 751611 or email helen.keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk

    The closing date for applications is 11pm on Monday 3 May 2021. Interviews are anticipated to take place during week commencing 10 May 2021.

    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.

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  • Recruitment Pack - Conservation Support Officer