Conservation / Polyhalite
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some flexible home working)
North York Moors National Park Authority presides over one of the most phenomenal parts of the British Isles. Filled with picture book towns and villages, hideaways, beautiful moorlands and breathtaking scenery, the North York Moors is a unique area with diversity and ecosystems that are found nowhere else in the UK.
We’re currently looking for a Conservation Officer to join our Conservation Department, supporting our Natural Environment Team, and play a key role in the management and conservation of Levisham Estate.
- Salary of £20,903 to £23,541 per annum
- Home working options
- Local government pension scheme
- Pool car system (if unavailable, mileage rates of 40p per mile)
- Help to protect one of the UK’s most stunning locations
If you are an ecologist with an interest in land management and working with volunteers, this is an exciting opportunity to become a guardian of an incredible part of our country.
We offer excellent personal development opportunities and will support you to enhance your knowledge and make a difference as part of our forward-thinking organisation.
You will have the chance to work alongside a skilled, dedicated and supportive team while helping to ensure that our National Park can be enjoyed and explored for years to come.
As Conservation Officer, you will support our Ecologist in helping assess the potential ecological impact of planning applications on the National Park, the day-to-day management of Levisham Estate and developing conservation volunteering activities
Working closely with our Ecologist and Graduate Trainee, you will collect ecological and environmental data with the support of volunteers, process statutory planning applications and liaise with land managers on a range of existing conservation agreements.
Levisham Estate sits within the North York Moors National Park and comprises woodland, heathland and moorland. This beautiful area needs careful management to ensure that its wide variety of plants and animals can be maintained, grown and enhanced for the future.
Specifically, you will:
- Support the delivery of Levisham Estate Management Plan
- Arrange inspections, site visits and botanical surveys and provide advice on conservation agreements
- Organise payments to land managers and co-ordinate practical conservation tasks
- Work with the Volunteer Team to deliver a range of practical environmental conservation, community involvement, ecological data collection and citizen science opportunities
- Promote and encourage volunteering for the Conservation Department
To join us as our Conservation Officer, you will need:
- Previous experience in a conservation related role
- An ecological understanding of protected sites and species and scheduled monuments
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as ecology or environmental science
Other organisations may call this role Ecologist, Planning Officer, Natural Environment Conservation Officer, Estate Manager, or Environment & Conservation Officer.
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Rights of Way Officer
Rights of Way Officer – 15 hours / week
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (home and office based)
North York Moors National Park presides over one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. Filled with picturesque towns and villages, peaceful moorland and dales, a dramatic coastline and is worthy of the recently awarded ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ status. The North York Moors is a unique protected area with a broad diversity of habitats and ecosystems.
We’re currently looking for a Rights of Way Officer to join us on a part-time basis, working 15 hours per week.
- Salary of £10,962 - £12,344 per annum
- Home working options
- Local government pension scheme
- Support the conservation of one of the UK’s most stunning locations
- 24 days’ holiday pro rata (rising with service) plus Bank Holidays
If you have a strong understanding of the Rights of Way and Countryside Access legislation, this is an exciting opportunity to help ensure that the North York Moors can be enjoyed and explored by all.
You will have the chance to take on an integral role in our Park Services Department and collaborate with a passionate team who are committed to protecting this incredible part of the UK.
So, if you are looking to take on an interesting role offering flexibility, challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
As a Rights of Way Officer, you will provide specialist advice to our Senior Rangers, the Head of Recreation and Ranger Service and the public regarding public rights of way and other access matters.
This is a varied role that will see you undertake a range of tasks to support the delivery of our access work. You will liaise with user groups, landowners and partner organisations to improve access opportunities in the North York Moors..
Some of your duties will include:
- Processing applications for the extinguishment, creation, modification, diversion, emergency and temporary closures of public rights of way
- Providing guidance on maintenance responsibilities, including enforcement
- Advising on planning applications and consultations affecting public access
- Attending site meetings and inspecting the rights of way network when needed
To join us as our Rights of Way Officer, you will need:
- Experience of processing applications for the extinguishment, creation, modification, diversion and temporary closures of public rights of way
- Experience of recreation, access and countryside management policy development
- Knowledge of the Rights of Way and Countryside Access legislation and its practical application
- An understanding of countryside management issues
Other organisations may call this role Rights of Way Advisor, Public Access Officer, Countryside Rights of Way Officer, or National Park Access Officer.
Webrecruit and North York Moors National Park Authority are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
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Head of Recreation and Ranger Services
North York Moors
Head of Recreation and Ranger Service
(£37.8k to £40.8k with potential progression to £44.8k)
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and help to shape our work making this National Park a great place for the public to enjoy.
We need a high quality person to lead our Ranger, Apprentice and related Estate Services and be part of a wider team of around 110 staff and 600 volunteers who are delivering a great service in a wonderful environment.
You will be playing the leading role to ensure our work on recreation and access continues to be strong, creative and dynamic, providing excellent opportunities for the public to enjoy our fantastic National Park. If you are to be successful, we’ll need you to demonstrate your;
• Great team leadership and facilitation skills;
• Ability to deliver detailed practical projects on time and within budget
• Strong knowledge of Health & Safety issues
• Ability to generate income
• A good grasp of countryside access issues.
• Commitment to continual improvement
You’ll find that you are working with skilled, dedicated and supportive colleagues; and you will have the chance to take advantage of our excellent personal development and flexible working opportunities.
The National Park and surrounding area is a superb place to live and work with excellent schools and good access to main transportation links. The post is based at the Authority’s Headquarters in the attractive town of Helmsley. Great pension benefits and help with relocation to the area complete an attractive package.
Please feel free to give Michael Graham, our Director of Park Services, a call for an informal discussion on 01439 772700 or 07792 914272.
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