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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.

Woodland & Tree Officer

Closing date Sunday 29 May, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
  • Temporary
  • Grade 10 £31,895 to £35,336 (pro rata)
  • 22.5 & 37 Hours per week
  • AONB Offices, Stanhope
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The North Pennines AONB are looking for confident and experienced conservation professionals to help meet some ambitious targets for tree establishment in the North Pennines AONB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park until the end of March 2025.

Heart of the Pennines Forest is a three-year project, a collaboration between the North Pennines AONB Partnership, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, which will establish the kinds of tree cover which are a good fit for our landscape and work alongside High Nature Value farming systems (small scale woodland planting and low-density wood pasture with scrub and scattered canopy trees). Also included in the project are a deer monitoring and control strategy and a small native upland tree nursery.

Three new woodland and tree officers, working in County Durham (North Pennines AONB) and Cumbria (North Pennines AONB and Yorkshire Dales National Park), will advise land managers on appropriate woodland creation, tree planting and natural regeneration schemes. You will help land managers with scheme design, sources of funding and contractors to meet our targets for tree and scrub establishment, and you will advise on the care or restructuring of existing plantations and woodlands.

You will work collaboratively with government agencies, partner organisations, land managers and volunteers to safeguard and increase our woodland and tree natural capital for all the natural services it provides: nature recovery, carbon storage, pollution remediation, engagement with nature and natural flood management.

Your work will be focussed on one of two areas: County Durham (North Pennines AONB) or Cumbria (North Pennines AONB and Yorkshire Dales National Park), although some flexibility will be required.

We would like to encourage applications from as wide an audience as possible and so we may also be able to accommodate working hours outside of those stated above. Please state your preferred location and your preferred hours on your application form.

Applicants should be educated to Higher Diploma level (Level 5) in conservation, ecology, environmental management, forestry or a related subject together with having an excellent track record in project management of nature conservation/recovery schemes.

A part time officer employed to cover the Yorkshire Dales Cumbria patch is likely to be employed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. All other officers would be employed by Durham County Council (host authority of the North Pennines AONB Partnership).

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority salary is £26,974 – £32,797 pro rata (18.5 hours per week)

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 June 2022.

We are also running an optional on-line Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the AONB staff team who will be working with the successful candidate, before deciding whether or not to make an application. This will be held at 5:30pm on Monday 16th May on Zoom. If you would like to be sent the link, please email carly@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

For more information about the post and the project please contact Sarah Tooze sarah@northpenninesaonb.org.uk to chat via email or to arrange a call.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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Farm Conservation Adviser

Closing date Tuesday 24 May, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
  • Fixed term contract: July 2022 until March 2024
  • £23,484 to £30,095 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Grassington, 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 an opportunity to join our well regarded 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 waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves.

We are looking for a Farm Conservation Adviser to join our Land Management team on a fixed term basis until March 2024. The role is full-time (37 hours per week) based at our Grassington office near Skipton, with the potential for some home working and at our other office in Bainbridge.

The Benefits

– Salary of £23,484 to £30,095 per annum

– Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

– Local Government Pension Scheme

– Flexi time scheme

– Employee discounts on various goods and services

– Free parking

This is a great 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 on the established Yorkshire Dales Catchment Partnership, delivering the Government’s Catchment Sensitive Farming initiative across the whole of the National Park.

Undertaking farm visits to identify infrastructure and management changes that will contribute to sustainable farm businesses as well as improving water quality and wider environment, is a key part of the role. Examples include improving water separation, manure storage and management (including nutrient application) as well as grazing changes, and habitat creation (particularly riparian habitats including woodland).

You’ll be overseeing the development and delivery of actions, and in some instances supporting colleagues and partner organisations to undertake delivery. There will also be involvement in the delivery of training and knowledge sharing events.

In addition, providing advice and support to farmers and land managers on the Countryside Stewardship scheme is integral to the role. This will include carrying out site visits, undertaking farm surveys and writing reports and applications that will enhance the environmental priorities of the National Park and support sustainable farm businesses.

About You

Ideally, you will be educated to at least level 6 (degree level) in a relevant conservation or environmental subject, though other qualifications may be acceptable if a high level of knowledge and experience of farm conservation can be demonstrated.

Having at least 2-years of experience of providing advice and support on current agri-environment schemes to farmers and land managers, in addition to an understanding of upland farming and land management is essential. However, if you have the knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm, and are potentially at the start of your environmental career, we are open to receiving your application, as training can be provided, if required.

Being a supportive and co-operative team member with the ability to work independently using own initiative and as part of a multi-disciplinary team is a requirement. Excellent organisational, communication and inter-personal skills are equally important to the role.

You will need to have access to a car or access to a means of mobility support to meet demands of the post (if driving must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance) as travelling and visiting of sites around the National Park is a key part of the role.

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 or Helen.Keep@yorkshiredales.org.uk.

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 7 June 2022.

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  • Seasonal Access Ranger (Visitor Engagement)

    Closing date Sunday 22 May, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Temporary: 4 July until 4 September 2022
    • £20,443 to £23,484
    • 2 posts, both 37 hours per week
    • Grassington, North Yorkshire
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    Would you be interested in a rewarding temporary seasonal job with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Southern Ranger Team? If so, we are looking for 2 Seasonal Visitor Engagement Access Rangers who will play a key part in helping the public enjoy their visit to 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.

    Temporary seasonal opportunities have opened up for two Access Rangers to help the public enjoy their visit to the park over the summer. The roles are temporary from 4 July until 4 September 2022, based from our Grassington office near Skipton.

    The Benefits

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

    – 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

    As the Seasonal Visitor Engagement Rangers your role is primarily focused on providing positive and friendly advice to the public on how to enjoy the National Park responsibly; ensuring all visitors have a fantastic experience. You will actively engage with visitors and local communities and help to de-escalate visitor management issues.

    Your ‘office’ is out in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, providing face to face advice and engagement activities at some of our busiest areas like Grassington and Malham. We are looking for individuals who have excellent people skills, are enthusiastic about the outdoors, passionate about the countryside and able to work weekends.

    About You

    You will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

    – Excellent communication interpersonal skills

    – Self-motivated and able to work effectively without close direction

    – Experience of delivering excellent customer service, ideally within a visitor management role.

    – Knowledge of and interest in the environment and countryside issues

    You will need to have a full driving licence, due to the travelling and visiting of sites around the National Park that is a key part of the role.

     

    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 22 May 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 7 June 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack - Seasonal Access Ranger (Visitor Engagement)
  • DCM Administrative Officer

    Closing date Sunday 29 May, 2022 @ 23:00 PM
    • Temporary fixed term, until 30 September 2022
    • £20,043 - £22,571 pro rata, per annum
    • 15 hours per week
    • Hawes, North Yorkshire
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    Would you like to join our museum team based at the Dales Countryside Museum (DCM) in Hawes? If so, we’re looking for an experienced administrator to join Dales Countryside 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’re currently looking for an Administrative Officer on a part-time basis, of 15 hours per week, for a temporary fixed term period until 30 September 2022.

    The Benefits

    – £20,043 – £22,571 pro rata per annum

    – Flexi time scheme

    – Employee discounts on various goods and services

    – Free parking

    – Generous leave entitlement, starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)

    – Local Government pension scheme

    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 administrative support to the Museum Manager and Dales Countryside Museum(DCM) team.

    You’ll be responsible for managing and maintaining DCM filing, records, and information and will assist with marketing campaigns and mailings for events, newsletters and publications including production and distribution of posters and fliers.

    Managing and updating databases including the visitor database will be required along with assisting with DCM visitor and non-visitor surveys and analysing the data captured.

    About You

    You will have experience of delivering excellent customer service, effective communication and inter-personal skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Officer software.

    Prioritising your workload effectively to meet the demands and any deadlines and being a supportive and co-operative team member that can work independently 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 Fiona Rosher, Museum Manager, on 01969 666219 or Fiona.Rosher@yorkshiredales.org.uk

     The closing date for completed application forms is 11.00pm on Sunday 29 May 2022.

    Anticipated interview date: Monday 6 June 2022.

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  • Recruitment Pack - DCM Administrative Officer