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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.

Countryside Worker Apprentices

Closing date Sunday 27 June, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
  • 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • £181.30 per week
  • 37 hours per week
  • Tebay, Cumbria
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If you would like to get a job working outdoors in the countryside, while gaining a vocational qualification, this may be the opportunity for you!

Four vacancies are available on this apprenticeship scheme, which will provide you with the chance to develop a wide range of skills in countryside management, plus a Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship. This is a fully supervised work-based learning opportunity. It will consist of training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site training and college residential placements. Qualification is achieved by passing end point practical and theory exams.

About the employer

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority works to conserve and enhance the National Park and to help others to share in and enjoy it.

The ‘Skills for the Future’ project is part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme – a programme grant-funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which aims to reveal, conserve and celebrate the hidden heritage of the area that became part of the extended National Park in 2016.

About the apprenticeship

This is a Level 2 Countryside Worker apprenticeship, based in Tebay with an expected duration of 18 months. You must have a genuine interest in countryside management and a desire to pursue a career in this field. You need to be hardworking and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. You must be willing to commit to learning and working towards a Level 2 Countryside Worker qualification, and you need to have a positive attitude, be self-motivated and reliable.

No formal qualifications needed but it is essential to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills (Maths and English GSCE Grade 2 and 3) and to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills (GCSE Grade 4) to complete the Apprenticeship.  A willingness to train and study both in and out of a college environment is a must.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Belinda Lloyd, Apprentice Supervisor, on 07971 528776, or email belinda.lloyd@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 - Countryside Worker Apprentices
  • Farming in Protected Landscapes Administrator

    Closing date Sunday 27 June, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed Term Contract
    • £23,080 to £29,578
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Are you an experienced administrator looking for an opportunity to work for 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.

    This summer we will be launching a new three-year Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme which will provide grants to farmers and land managers looking to deliver on climate, nature, access and landscape outcomes.

    We’re currently looking for a Farming in Protected Landscapes Administrator to join our Farm Conservation Team, on a temporary fixed term basis until March 2024. The role is full-time, based at our Grassington office.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £23,080 to £29,578 per annum
    – Local Government pension scheme
    – Flexible working
    – Employee discounts on various goods and services
    – Free parking
    – Generous leave entitlement

    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

    The role will be integral to the successful delivery of the new DEFRA funded programme within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and will include:
    • Financial management of multiple funded projects as part of the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme;
    • Leading the administration of the programme, including developing relevant protocols to enable monitoring of projects;
    • Provide a technical support role for the programme, including arranging meetings, events and workshops;
    • Supporting project and programme level evaluation, including reporting to DEFRA, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and external programme evaluators

    About You

    You should be an experienced administrator within a local authority setting, able to work under your own initiative, with an organised approach to the role. You will have experience of using administrative systems, with knowledge of IT packages such as Microsoft and Geographic Information System (GIS).

    You will be a strong communicator with an understanding of confidentiality. Having the ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines and manage competing demands, as well as excellent report writing skills are key to this role.

    The post is eligible for job share or for secondments.

    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 the vacancy, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer on 07818 048749 or email helen.keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Recruitment Pack Farming in Protected Landscapes Administrator
  • IT Officer

    Closing date Sunday 27 June, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £23,080 to £29,578
    • 37 hours per week
    • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
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    Are you an experienced IT Officer looking for an opportunity to work for 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 an IT Officer to join our IT Team on a permanent basis. The role is full-time, based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn.

    The Benefits

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

    – Local Government pension scheme

    – Flexible working

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    – Generous leave entitlement

    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

    As an IT Officer you will be providing support and guidance to staff, while playing a significant role in the development & maintenance of the applications and server estate.

    The work is varied involving all aspects of the Authority’s activities and will involve the day to day end user support, setting up hardware and installing and upgrading software. Responsibilities will include maintaining the Authority’s large IT estate, including Servers, PCs, Laptops, Projectors and associated equipment.

    About You

    To join us as an IT Officer, you will need experience of working with Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365, Server 2012 & 2019. In addition, Veeam/VMWare and Mitel VoIP experience would be an advantage.

    You’ll be experienced in providing support and troubleshooting in a Microsoft Windows environment and have strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.

    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 Phil West, IT Manager on 01969 652320 or email phil.west@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Conservation Support Officer (Wildlife)

    Closing date Sunday 11 July, 2021 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £19,698 to £22,183
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Are you an organised and efficient administrator looking for an opportunity to work for 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 Wildlife Conservation team on a permanent basis. The role is full-time, based at our Grassington office near Skipton.

    The Benefits

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

    – Local Government pension scheme

    – Flexible working

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    – Generous leave entitlement

    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

    Primarily office based, with some opportunity to assist with wildlife surveys, you will work across a range of projects within the Wildlife Conservation team, therefore an ability to manage your time effectively is essential.

    Undertaking administrative tasks associated with distributing grants and funding to wildlife conservation projects including providing an excellent customer service, corresponding with applicants, ensuring appropriate consultations take place, accurate record-keeping and raising of invoices.

    A flexible working arrangement could allow some home working and to work at our other offices within the National Park. The Authority also operates a flexi time scheme.

    About You

    We are looking for a highly organised individual who is able to provide technical and administrative support to a busy team.

    Ideally you will have an interest in the environment, a knowledge of wildlife conservation issues and their application in national landscapes like the Yorkshire Dales.  You will have the confidence and ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, be experienced in the use of Microsoft Office and GIS with an attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

    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 Tony Serjeant, Senior Wildlife Conservation Officer, on 01756 751627 or email tony.serjeant@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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  • Recruitment Pack - Conservation Support Officer (Wildlife)