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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.

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:

Recruitment:

  • 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

Retention:

  • 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

Current vacancies


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

Tees-Swale Farming and Nature Trainee

Closing date Monday 4 March, 2024 @ 23:00 PM
  • Fixed Term until 5 May 2025
  • £22,737 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Bainbridge, Leyburn, DL8 3EL
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Would you like to gain experience and benefit from opportunities in one of the most beautiful parts of the country? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity to join us as a Farming and Nature Trainee for the Tees-Swale; naturally connected programme.

Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected is an exciting programme of farming, nature and engagement work in and around Teesdale and Swaledale. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project is a partnership between the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the North Pennines National Landscape (previously known as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Partnership and aims to work with farmers to restore and improve habitats, whilst engaging wider communities in these special landscapes.

Part of this project includes creating trainee opportunities. You will be paid a good wage from a traineeship that helps the environment and learn loads of skills to boost your CV. There’ll also be opportunities to learn about potential careers in the natural environment and connect with the other trainees working on the project and across the National Park and wider partners.

This is a unique opportunity to try something new, and to take a first step on a career path where you can make a real difference. The natural environment needs you!

We hope you will join us on this exciting journey!

About Us

We are 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 waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves.

Our core values underpin the way in which we deliver our work, these are: striving for improvement, being accountable for our actions, committing to doing what we say we will do, operating with integrity, being open and approachable and valuing and empowering people.

The Benefits

– Salary of £22,737 per annum

– Flexible working arrangements

– Employee discounts on various goods and services

– Free parking

– Generous leave entitlement, starting at 26 days plus bank holidays

The Role

The role is full-time (37 hours per week), temporary until 5 May 2025, and is based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn.

You will work as part of the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected Programme to help deliver a varied and ground-breaking selection of wildlife and nature projects, including upland hay meadow restoration, woodland creation and many more!

About you

You must enjoy being outdoors in all weathers and have a keen interest in nature conservation with a desire to further develop relevant skills and knowledge.

You will need to be a supportive team member and have a professional can-do attitude, with the ability to effectively collect data and present the data to a variety of audiences.

The role requires regular travel to sites around the National Park, so you will need access to a vehicle, or access to a means of mobility support is required. If driving you must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance.

You will be required to undertake a criminal records (DBS) check as part of the recruitment process.

 

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and join us.

 

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

 

We will be holding an online question and answer session on Tuesday 13 February 2024 from 6-7pm where you can speak to the team including the 2023/24 trainees and hear more about the role. If you are interested in attending this session, please email Claire Hodgson, Tees-Swale Programme Manager at claire@northpennines.org.uk and you will be sent joining instructions.

 

We’ll contact you to let you know whether you have been shortlisted.

 

We expect the interview will take place week commencing 18 March 2024. We’ll reimburse reasonable travelling expenses for candidates attending.

 

If you have any questions about the role or interview process, please email Claire Hodgson, Tees-Swale Programme Manager  claire@northpennines.org.uk

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  • Museum Officer

    Closing date Monday 11 March, 2024 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £27,334 to £33,945 pro rata, per annum
    • Part Time – 13 Hours per week (0.35 FTE)
    • Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
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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 Museum 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 waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves.

     

    We are looking for a Museum Officer, based at our Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes on a part-time (13 hours per week) permanent basis.   This vacancy is a job sharing position.

     

    The Benefits

    – Salary £27,334 to £33,945 per annum

    – Holiday entitlement starting at 26 days, plus bank holidays

    – Flexi time scheme

    – Local government defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS)

    – Relocation allowance available

     

    The Role

     

    Do you enjoy sharing stories of people and place through collections, creative activities and innovative sessions?

     

    This role performs a range of tasks relating to the day to day working of the Museum and providing access to its collections. You’ll be involved with delivering activities, exhibitions and display projects. There will be time researching and dealing with historical enquiries as well as hands-on practical work.

     

    You will work both independently and with colleagues to enhance the accessibility of the collection and the heritage of the National Park for new and existing audiences.

     

    About you

     

    You’ll have related qualification and/or a high level of knowledge and experience in similar work and enjoy engaging with visitors and community groups on site. Equally, you’ll need to feel confident delivering activities in the wider community to enable people to enjoy and better understand the heritage the area.

     

    You will be familiar with the use of social media to connect with various audiences, developing event programmes and have good IT and project management skills.

     

    Access to a car or access to a means of mobility support to meet travel demands of the post is essential (if driving must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance), as you will be required to travel within the Park in order to undertake this post.

     

    Please refer to the Recruitment Pack for full details of the role.

     

    We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and join us.

     

    We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

     

    For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Fiona Rosher, Museum Manager, on 01969  666219 or fiona.rosher@yorkshiredales.org.uk

     

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Monday, 11 March 2024

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