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Jobs and careers

Thank you for your interest in working for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Any current vacancies we have 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 and you may find it useful to read our general terms and conditions of employment, which you can read here. You can also read our privacy notice, which explains how we deal with your personal information when applying for jobs. Read that here.

All employees must be able to demonstrate that they are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. In order to apply for employment with Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, you must declare that you have the right to work in the United Kingdom and that, if successful, you will be able to provide the necessary documentation (typically a passport or a birth certificate, together with your National Insurance Number).

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. Read our employee benefits statement here.

Equality & Diversity Policy

The Authority has an Equality & Diversity Policy.  Please see our Annual Equality Statement and Workforce Data which sets out our commitment to our responsibilities under the public sector Equality Duty.  If you would like further information on anything within the current Equality Statement, please email us

Disability Confident

Disability Confident is a national scheme to support employers make the most of the talents people with disabilities can bring to the workplace. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to employing, supporting and promoting people with disabilities in the workplace. Being recognised as a Disability Confident Employer means that we are committed to the following, to support us in recruiting and retaining people with disabilities in our employment:


  • We actively look to attract and recruit disabled people
  • We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • We offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy
  • We are flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • We proactively offer and make reasonable adjustments as required
  • We encourage our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  • We ensure our employees have appropriate disability equality awareness


  • We promote a culture of being Disability Confident
  • We support employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
  • We ensure there are no barriers to the development and progression of staff with disabilities
  • We ensure managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
  • We value and listen to feedback from disabled staff
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Current vacancies

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

Performance Management Officer

Closing date Sunday 30 June, 2024 @ 00:00 AM
  • Permanent
  • £31,586 to £34,314 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Helmsley & Bainbridge

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities look after and promote two of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. Filled with breath-taking scenery, magnificent wildlife and picture book villages, our National Parks boast some of the most diverse and cherished landscapes in the UK.

We are now seeking a Performance Management Officer to join a team working across the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities on a full-time, permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide outstanding support to our organisations in the management of two of the UK’s National Parks. We’re looking for someone who can manage, collate and present both corporate and environmental outcomes data efficiently, accurately and in an easily understandable way. All English National Parks are moving to provide more consistent reporting arrangements to help implement the national 25 Year Environment Plan, and this role will be at the forefront of driving these changes.

You’ll have the chance to develop your career and hone your skillset, as well as undertaking great training and professional development whilst benefitting from hybrid working arrangements.

The National Park teams are based in Helmsley and Bainbridge, North Yorkshire and the expectation is that the postholder will spend at least one day a week at both locations with the remainder of the week being home-based.

So, if you want to play a vital supporting role in the management of both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities, then apply today.

The benefits

– Salary – Grade D (£31,586 to £34,314) for a 37-hour week
– Local Government Pension Scheme
– 26 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 31 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays (pro-rata for part time hours)
– Hybrid working options
– Flexitime

The role

As a Performance Management Officer, you will help enhance performance across two National Park Authorities by analysing appropriate performance management and environmental data.

You will use the technology available and work efficiently to integrate, simplify and develop better performance management and reporting processes to improve delivery of National Park purposes. Collating data to provide to the Government and the wider public, you will be responsible for the collection, maintenance and presentation of effective performance information.

Additionally, you will:

– Support the regular reporting and monitoring of corporate performance for the two National Parks
– Develop and enhance the management of data to support implementation and review of National Park Management Plans
– Share learning and best practice on performance monitoring and reporting

About you

To be considered as a Performance Management Officer, you will need:

– Experience of sourcing and interpreting large volumes of data and turning data into high-quality, accessible performance information
– Experience of presenting reports and data to an audience
– Excellent report writing skills
– Organisational skills
– A full, valid driving licence

Applications must be completed by midnight on Sunday 30 June 2024
Interviews are to be held on Friday 2 August

Other organisations may call this role Performance Analysis Officer, Performance Officer, Analysis Officer, BA, Business Analyst Officer, BA Officer, or Business Analysis Officer.

Webrecruit and the North York Moors National Park Authority are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a new role where you can make an impact as a Performance Management Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.