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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.

Principal Planning Officer

Closing date Sunday 23 January, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
  • Permanent
  • £35,744 to £39,881 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career. As the planning authority for the area, it’s our job to help local people and businesses to keep the National Park a thriving and beautiful area.

Due to a member of our team moving on, we have a rare opportunity to join our Development Management team at an exciting time for the National Park.

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.

This is a rare opportunity to apply for the much sought after role as a Principal Planning Officer, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The Benefits

– Salary of £35,744 to £39,881 per annum

– Local Government pension scheme

– Flexible working opportunities

– 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

The role is full-time, permanent and based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn.

You will be leading a team of planners responsible for delivering an efficient and effective development management service for the northern half of the National Park. The area includes the visually stunning Swaledale, Wensleydale and Westmorland Dales, including iconic places like Hawes and Sedbergh.

Responsible for conserving the special qualities of these special places whilst delivering the housing and economic development necessary to sustain thriving communities. You will be working with a dedicated and friendly team of planners being responsible for their performance and personal development as well as actively contributing to the management of the section.

 About You

This will be a busy role and we are in particularly looking for someone who has proven experience in the development management environment and is a member of the RTPI.

You will have experience of leading, managing and motivating a team of planners with excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise your workload effectively and manage competing demands

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 Richard Graham, Head of Development Management on 01969 652302 or richard.graham@yorkshiredales.org.uk

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Sunday 23 January 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack - Principal Planning Officer
  • Land Management Adviser

    Closing date Monday 31 January, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed Term (ending 29/03/2024)
    • £23,080 - £29,578
    • 37 hours per week
    • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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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.

    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 are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and pragmatic individual to join us as our Land Management Adviser. The role is full time (37 hours per week), based at our office in Bainbridge and is fixed term until 29/03/2024.

    The Benefits

    – Salary £23,080 to £29,578 per annum

    – Local Government pension scheme

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

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

    The Role

    Combining the work of the farm conservation and trees and woodlands teams you will be involved in supporting farmers and landowners and encourage the take-up of national agri-environment and wider rural development schemes.

    Taking advantage of your experience in formulating and delivering agri-environment scheme applications, woodland planting and woodland management plans. You will carry out site visits, co-ordinate the preparation of environmental appraisals in order to support grant scheme applications along with assisting in the development of projects and funding bids.

    About You

    You will have credibility within both farm conservation and trees and woodlands and a proven track record of successfully engaging and working with a range of farmers and landowners.

    We’re looking for you to hold a level 5, or above, qualification in a land based subject, with knowledge of upland farm systems and environmental issues.

    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.

    The role requires regular 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 / 07818 048749 or email helen.keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk

     

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Monday 31 January 2022

    Anticipated interview date: Friday 11 February 2022

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  • Recruitment Pack Land Management Adviser
  • Senior Planning Officer

    Closing date Sunday 30 January, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £30,451 - £34,728
    • 37 hours per week
    • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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    The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career. As the planning authority for the area, it’s our job to help local people and businesses to keep the National Park a thriving and beautiful area.

    Due to a member of our team retiring, there’s an opportunity to join our Development Management team at an exciting time for the National Park.

    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.

    This is a rare opportunity to apply for a much sought after permanent full time role as a Senior Planning Officer, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £30,451 to £34,728 per annum

    – Local Government pension scheme

    – Flexitime working arrangements

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

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

    This opportunity might be your chance to re-focus your career or to build upon your experience to achieve something that you will be proud of, whilst working in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations.

    You will have the chance to help local people and businesses to protect the National Park and ensure it remains a thriving and beautiful area for years to come.

    The Role

    The role is full-time, permanent and based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn, with the potential for some home working.

    As a Senior Planning Officer, you will work in a small team of planners responsible for delivering an efficient and effective development management service for the northern half of the National Park. The area comprises the visually stunning Swaledale, Wensleydale and Westmorland Dales, including iconic places like Hawes and Sedbergh.

    Responsible for conserving the special qualities of these outstanding places, whilst delivering the housing and economic development necessary to sustain thriving communities.

    You will negotiate positive design solutions, provide professional advice on a broad spectrum of planning issues, manage applications efficiently and present your recommendations clearly.

    Reporting to the Principal Planning Officer, you will:

    – Take on an interesting caseload

    – Handle applications and appeals in line with our procedures and practices

    – Help to monitor sites and the delivery of the enforcement service

    – Give evidence at public inquiries and hearings

    About You

    You will already have experience of development control work and a good understanding of the legislative, procedural and policy framework within which the planning system operates and the requirements for negotiating S.106 agreements.

    You will be a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or be working towards becoming a Member.

    A full driving licence is essential as you will be required to travel within the Park in order to undertake this post.

    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 Richard Graham, Head of Development Management, on 01969 652302 or richard.graham@yorkshiredales.org.uk

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Sunday 30 January 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack Senior Planning Officer
  • IT Officer

    Closing date Wednesday 2 February, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £23,080 - £29,578
    • 37 hours per week
    • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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    The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career.

    Due to a member of the team moving on, we are looking for an experienced IT Officer to join our IT 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 are looking for a motivated team player to work full time in our small and friendly IT team, primarily based in Bainbridge but with opportunities to work in Grassington, and other sites around the Park and with the added potential to work part of the week from home.

    The Benefits

    – Salary Band £23,080 – £29,578 per annum

    – Generous Local Government pension scheme

    – Flexitime scheme

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

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

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

    The Role

    You will be providing a frontline advisory and support service, technical assistance and operational support for the authority’s computer installations, systems and applications.

    Assisting in the maintenance, upgrading and enhancement of existing systems and demonstrating equipment and software to staff, assisting them in interpreting and specifying their needs. You will produce system user manuals and contribute to corporate working groups and projects.

    About You

    You will have a level 4 or equivalent qualification in an IT related subject and a minimum of 2 years’ support experience in a networked PC environment.

    Experience and confidence of working with Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office Professional 2016, Office 365 Administration and Server 2008, 2016 or 2019 is essential.

    You will be self-motivated and able to work effectively without close direction with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Please refer to the full list of essential and desirable criteria for the role and reference how you meet these within the application form.

    A driving licence is essential as travel throughout the Park is a requirement of this post.

    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 Michelle Clyde, Head of Finance on 01969 652318, michelle.clyde@yorkshiredales.org.uk

     

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 9 February 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack - IT Officer