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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 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.

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.


Current vacancies

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

Maintenance Assistant Apprentice

Closing date Monday 22 August, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
  • 16-month placement, starting October 2022
  • Weekly wage of £162.30 for first 12-months
  • 30 hours per week
  • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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Would you like to be part of a team that is responsible for the maintenance and facilities management for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Estates team as the Maintenance Assistant Apprentice.

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.

The Estates team is responsible for all Authority properties, ensuring they are in a condition that is fit for purpose and that preserves their asset value.

We are looking for a part time (30 hours per week) Maintenance Assistant to join us on a level 2 apprenticeship for 16 months, starting in October 2022. The role is based at our Grassington office near Skipton.

The Benefits

– Earn while you learn and achieve a Level 2 Property Maintenance qualification

– Weekly wage of £162.30 for the first 12-months

– £50 per month travel allowance for the first year of apprenticeship

– Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days (pro rata for part time staff) plus bank holidays

– Local Government pension scheme

– Flexi-time scheme, including up to 12 days (pro rata for part time staff) of flexi-leave a year

– Employee discounts on various goods and services

– Free parking

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. What’s more, by the end of the placement, you will have immeasurably improved your job prospects and employability through hands-on experience and a qualification to back it up.

The Role

You will work alongside the Maintenance Officer and Estates Manager, to help maintain all the Authority properties. This includes assisting with both reactive and proactive repairs and maintenance tasks to a high standard.

Travelling to the different sites around the Park is a key part of this role.

As the role is an apprenticeship you’ll be working towards achieving the Property Maintenance Level 2 qualification. The training will be carried out on site and the Trainer will visit you in the workplace and some meetings may be held over Teams.

About You

Having the confidence and ability to interact and work alongside colleagues are an essential requirement.

You will need an appropriate level of physical fitness, as you’ll be required to work on ladders, lift materials and equipment, reach up doing decorating tasks and sometimes need to walk long distances doing rights of way tasks

You’ll have access to a car or access to a means of mobility support (if driving must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance) to meet the travel requirements of the role (travel expenses will be reimbursed).

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 Jon Tighe, Estates Manager, on 01756 751655 or jon.tighe@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Monday 22 August 2022.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 30 August 2022.

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  • Local Plan Project Officer

    Closing date Wednesday 24 August, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed-Term until 28 July 2024
    • £30,984 to £35,335 per annum (pro-rata)
    • 30 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 an opportunity to join our Sustainable Development 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 waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves.

    We’re looking for a Local Plan Project Officer to join us on a fixed term basis, until 28 July 2024. The role is part-time (30 hours per week) based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn, with the potential for some regular home working.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £30,984 to £35,335 pro rata per annum

    – Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

    – Local Government defined benefit pension scheme

    – Flexi time scheme

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    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’ll be working to prepare a new National Park-wide Local Plan, engaging with consultees and stakeholders and undertaking research, surveys and statistical analysis, sustainability appraisal and assisting with the monitoring of development.

    Undertaking work in relation to the approach towards biodiversity net gain, climate change, economic development and transport will also be a key part of your role.

    About You

    Educated to at least degree level in an environmental or development related subject, you’ll have an understanding and appreciation of the rural environment and be committed to genuine sustainable development and positive rural planning.

    Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential, together with the ability to act with political sensitivity and awareness when handling difficult issues.

    Access to a car or access to a means of mobility support is a requirement, to meet demands of the post (if driving must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance)

    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 Peter Stockton, Head of Sustainable Development, on 01969 652334 or Peter.Stockton@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing 5 September 2022.

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  • Senior Trees & Woodlands Officer

    Closing date Monday 22 August, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £32,797 to £38,554 per annum
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington
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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 fantastic opportunity to join and lead our Trees & Woodlands team and make a real difference to woodland cover in the Yorkshire Dales.

    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’re looking for a Senior Trees & Woodlands Officer to join us on a permanent basis. The role is full-time, 37 hours per week, based at our Grassington office near Skipton, with the potential to work part of the week from home.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £32,797 to £38,554 per annum

    – Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

    – Local Government defined benefit pension scheme

    – Flexi time scheme

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    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

    At a key time for creating & managing woodlands, you will lead the Authority’s work on Trees & Woodlands, including managing the expanding Trees & Woodlands Team and delivery programmes including Grow Back Greener & Trees for Climate working with key partners including the Woodland Trust, White Rose Forest, Forestry Commission and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

    You will be responsible for developing and implementing Authority policies and procedures and ensuring the Authority meets its statutory obligations.

    About You

    With relevant qualifications and experience of providing specialist tree and woodland advice, you’ll have excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

    You will be a supportive and co-operative team member with the ability to build effective relationships with the various stakeholders.

    Access to a car or access to a means of mobility support to meet the demands of the post (if driving you must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance) 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 Adrian Shepherd, Head of Land Management, on 01756 751609 or email Adrian.Shepherd@yorkshiredales.org.uk

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Monday 22 August 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: week commencing 29 August 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack - Senior Trees & Woodland Officer JULY
  • Tees Swale Programme Manager

    Closing date Sunday 4 September, 2022 @ 23:59 PM
    • Temporary
    • Grade 13 £40,578 to £44,624
    • 37 hours per week
    • North Pennines AONB Office, Stanhope
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    The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for a manager for the ground-breaking nature recovery and engagement programme, Tees-Swale – naturally connected. After three years in development, this National Lottery Heritage Fund supported programme began in 2020 and is now making things happen on the ground. This post is temporary until September 2025 with a possibility of being extended until 2026.

    Tees-Swale is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and covers nearly 850km2 of outstanding Protected Landscape. The team is supported by a programme Board, chaired by Sir John Lawton. We aim to demonstrate how — by working in tandem with our High Nature Value farmers in particular — we can conserve, restore, expand and connect priority habitats on an unprecedented scale; at the same time, this work will deliver multiple other public benefits including climate change mitigation, flood-risk management and increasing people’s well-being.

    If you want to make a real difference for nature recovery and engaging people with nature, have an in-depth knowledge of conservation and a strong understanding of farmers and farming, can build and sustain relationships with people and organisations, and can manage a major programme, professional staff and complex budgets, then we’d like to hear from you.

    The post will be based in Stanhope, in County Durham (with flexibility for a degree of remote working), with the need for travel throughout the programme area. The postholder will be employed by Durham County Council on behalf of the AONB Partnership.

    Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent in a conservation, environmental or heritage management related subject and have substantial experience of successfully managing complex multi-partner projects relating to the conservation of natural beauty or land management.

    Find out more / Meet the Team – We will be holding an online session for potential applicants at 6.30pm on Thursday 18th August. Register by contacting: carly@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

    Interviews will be held on Friday 9 September 2022.

    To arrange to discuss the post, please contact Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director, North Pennines AONB Partnership: chris@northpenninesaonb.org.uk or Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority: gary.smith@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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    Three Peaks Ranger

    Closing date Sunday 11 September, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Permanent
    • £20,443 to £23,484 per annum (pro-rata)
    • 30 hours per week
    • Stainforth, 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, we have a fantastic opportunity to join our Ranger team and make a real difference.

    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’re currently looking for a Three Peaks Ranger to join us on a permanent basis. The role is part-time, 30 hours per week, and based from our workshop in Stainforth near Settle.

    The Benefits

    – Salary of £20,443 to £23,484, pro rata, per annum

    – Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays

    – Local Government defined benefit pension scheme

    – Flexi time scheme

    – Relocation Allowance available

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Cycle to work scheme

    – Free parking

    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

    You will be primarily concerned with the maintenance of the public rights of way network and other access routes and it’s essential you can plan and implement, to a high standard, a variety of practical tasks.

    You will play a key role in maintaining engineered paths on the Three Peaks challenge route as well as assisting the Area Manager with developing and implementing the Three Peaks Project.

    Interacting, informing and advising visitors on the appropriate use of, and behaviour in, the National Park will also be a regular activity.

    About You

    With experience of upland path management techniques, including the ability and experience of driving small plant, you will be able to work independently, or in area or park-wide teams, as required.

    You will need to be self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision, in all weather conditions!

    Good communication and interpersonal skills are required to liaise and engage with landowners, farmers and visitors, together with the ability and experience of developing opportunities for volunteers and motivating their performance.

    You will need to have a full driving licence, due to the required travelling and visiting of sites around the Park.

     

    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 Kate Hilditch, Area Manager (South) on 01756 751631 or email kate.hilditch@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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

    Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

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  • Project Development Manager – Championing National Parks for Everyone

    Closing date Sunday 21 August, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Fixed Term, Until 31 March 2023
    • £27,514 to £30,095 per annum
    • 37 hours per week
    • Peak District National Park, head office in Bakewell
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    The Role
    The Peak District National Park are looking for an experienced project development manager to help them deliver the development phase of an exciting new National Lottery Heritage Fund Project called ‘Championing National Parks for All’. The project is led by Peak District Mosaic and delivered in partnership with the Peak District, North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities. This project aims to improve opportunities for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds to connect with and enjoy National Parks.

    The Peak District National Park are looking for a positive and proactive, people person. Someone with a strong background in successful project management that make a positive impact on communities. Someone who has experience of working in partnerships and especially with small charities. This fixed term post is until 30 April 2023 based at the Peak District National Park, head office in Bakewell. There will be occasional weekend working, travel to the other partnership national parks and some flexibility for home working.

    About Peak District MOSAIC
    Peak District Mosaic is a registered charity. Its aim is to create and sustained engagement between the Peak District National Park and across the region with new audiences, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities living around the borders of the National Parks.

    We do this by organising group visits and activities that are fun but also develop knowledge, skills and new friendships. We take an active role in promoting and protecting the special qualities of national parks for all, especially future generations.

    About Us
    The Peak District National Park was the first of Britain’s 15 national parks and is still enjoyed by millions, looking for both adventure and a breathing space to escape. It is also the most accessible due its proximity to four major cities of the UK and its 38,000 residents. We recognise the importance of our national park and our job is to speak up and care for the Peak District National Park for all to enjoy forever.

    Our Values
    • Care – We care for the Peak District National Park, the people we work with and all those we serve. It’s at the heart of everything we do.
    • Enjoy – We take pride in what we do and feel good about our contribution.
    • Pioneer – We were born of pioneers. We will continue to explore opportunities to inspire future generations

    Further Information
    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lorna Fisher on Lorna.Fisher@peakdistrict.gov.uk. No agencies at this time please.

    Benefits
    The Peak District National Park offer a range of staff benefits including flexi-time, a great pension with employer contribution of 19.57%, 25-30 days holiday plus bank holidays and free parking at most of our offices. Please see our Total Reward Brochure to see what we offer.

    Flexible Working
    A range of flexible working options would be considered, including flexible on work pattern, hybrid home/office working. This post is not open to job share. If you would like to discuss this, please contact me on the details above or contact HR@peakdistrict.gov.uk

    Interviews: w/c 8 August

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

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

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    Nature Recovery Apprentice (Level 7)

    Closing date Monday 29 August, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Temporary until September 2025
    • £18,332 to £19,650 per annum
    • 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Would you like to be part of a team that is responsible for conserving, enhancing and raising awareness of the biodiversity of the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for anyone contemplating a career in the environmental sector to join our Wildlife Conservation team as the Nature Recovery Apprentice.

    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 full time (37 hours) Nature Recovery Apprentice to join us on a level 7 apprenticeship starting in September 2022 on a 3-year fixed term contract until September 2025. The role is based at our Grassington office, near Skipton, with the potential for some home working and a requirement to attend four residential field courses to Cornwall during the three-year period.

    The Benefits

    – Earn while you learn and achieve a Level 7 Ecology qualification (all tuition and training fees paid)

    – Salary £18,332 to £19,650 per annum

    – Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

    – Local government pension scheme

    – Flexi time scheme, including up to 12 days of flexi-leave a year

    – Relocation Allowance available

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    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. What’s more, by the end of the placement, you will have immeasurably improved your career prospects and employability through hands-on experience and a qualification to back it up.

    The Role

    A fantastic opportunity to work at the cutting edge of conservation on landscape-scale Nature Recovery initiatives and implementing Biodiversity Net Gain in a National Park setting.

    You will gain experience and learn alongside an experienced multi-disciplinary team delivering positive outcomes for farming, trees & woodlands and nature.

    You will be enrolled with Cornwall College to study and achieve the Level 7 Ecologist Apprenticeship qualification, which is run by the award winning Eden Project and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

    About You

    To join us as the Nature Recovery Apprentice, you will need a minimum of five level 2 (GCSE level) qualifications at 9-4 (A* to C) including English and Maths. In addition, you will ideally have a level 6 (degree level) qualification in an ecology related subject, although this isn’t an essential requirement.

    You will have a good knowledge and understanding of nature conservation and land management issues with a keen interest in the natural environment and an ambition to develop a career in this sector.

    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 Tony.Serjeant@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

    The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Monday 29 August 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: Friday 9 September 2022.

    Please note the start date for this role must be on or before Monday 26 September 2022, due to the college enrolment requirements.

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