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Woodland Restoration Worker (Age 16-24)

Helmsley

Job Ref
AV379 80 81
Location
Helmsley

Woodland Restoration Worker (FTC to 31st March 2022)
North York Moors National Park, Helmsley (with substantial travel across the National Park)

Are you aged 16 – 24 and passionate about working in the countryside? Looking to gain valuable experience in practical conservation work tasks and contribute to the restoration of the North York Moor’s woodlands?

If so, this is an amazing opportunity to take your next steps towards a career in practical conservation with the North York Moors National Park Authority.

About Us

The 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, beautiful moorlands and fantastic woodland, the Nork York Moors is a unique area with diversity and ecosystems that are found nowhere else in the UK.

Funding has been secured for this new Team via a joint project with the National Park Authority and the North York Moors National Park Trust.

We are excited that we’ve received funding to support more young people into employment. As such, we’re looking for three Woodland Restoration Workers to join us on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2022.

The Benefits

- Salary of £17,842 - £18,198 per annum
- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes
- 24 days annual leave per annum (rising annually by one day) plus eight public holidays
- Learn valuable skills from an experienced woodland management professional

This is an amazing chance to gain hands-on experience in a range of woodland management tasks, including tree planting, controlling invasive plants and removing and recycling redundant tree guards.

For us, this is a great opportunity to bring more young people into the Authority and equip a new team of people with skills that are in great demand to help us achieve our objectives.

For you, this is an important stepping stone where you can enhance you existing practical skills and make a difference to the woodlands in the National Park. We will discuss and agree a training package with you based on your existing knowledge and experience.

We’ll also support you to decide exactly where you want to go next, whether that’s securing similar employment locally or becoming a self-employed woodland management contractor at the end of your time with us.

The Role

As a Woodland Restoration Worker, you will deliver practical woodland management tasks across North York Moors National Park to ensure it’s woodlands can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Reporting to the Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor, you’ll carry out a range of outdoor tasks as part of a four person team.

You will develop your expertise in practical techniques used to increase the conservation value of woodlands and to assess the wildlife value of the habitat as well as the organisation of work tasks.

Once you’re suitably trained, you’ll have the chance to work with teams of volunteers in delivering practical projects across the National Park.

About You

To join us as a Woodland Restoration Worker, you’ll need:

- To be aged 16 – 24 (due to funding requirements)
- Some experience of woodland management work, such as planting, weed control, fencing and felling small trees
- An NVQ or City and Guilds qualification (or similar) in a practical discipline
- Proficiency in the use of powered tools and relevant equipment
- A love of working outdoors throughout the year
- To be a great team player

Previous experience of working with volunteers would be beneficial to your application.

So, if you think you could succeed as a Woodland Restoration Worker, please apply via the button shown. This advert has been produced by Webrecruit.

Working hours: Full time, 37 hours per week












Function
Woodland
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37


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Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor

Helmsley

Job Ref
AV203
Location
Helmsley

Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor (FTC to 31st March 2022)
North York Moors National Park, Helmsley (with substantial travel across the National Park)

Are you passionate about woodland management? Want to share your knowledge with enthusiastic young people while delivering vital restoration work in one of the nation’s most stunning landscapes? If so, read on.

About Us

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, beautiful moorlands and fantastic woodland, the North York Moors is a unique area with diversity and ecosystems that are found nowhere else in the UK.

Funding has been secured for this new Team via a joint project with the National Park Authority and the North York Moors National Park Trust.

We are now looking for a Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor to join us on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2022.

The Benefits

- Salary of £20,900 - £23,500 per annum (with the potential to progress to £27,000 per annum)
- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes
- 24 days leave per annum (rising annually by one day) plus eight public holidays

This is an amazing opportunity to support the conservation of the North York Moors while passing on valuable skills to a team of young people and volunteers.

You will have the chance to explore and experience the North York Moors throughout the seasons while delivering important practical work that will allow our National Park to be enjoyed for generations to come.

So, if you’re excited by the prospect of sharing your passion for the great outdoors with others and making your mark on one of Yorkshire’s greatest treasures, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor, you will deliver a range of woodland management work, including tree planting, controlling invasive plants and removing and recycling redundant tree guards. You will report to the Authority’s Woodland Officer.

You’ll have the opportunity to establish a new team of three Woodland Restoration Workers aged 16 – 24 years old. You will support them to gain valuable experience and learn how to perform and organise a variety of woodland restoration activities.

Some of your duties will include:

- Assessing woodland sites and the works required to maximise their conservation potential
- Organising and planning tasks for the team, including carrying out risk assessments and supply of materials
- Delivering training to staff and supporting them to develop skills to lead tasks independently with volunteers
- Advising and supervising volunteers involved in practical projects

About You

To join us as a Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor, you will need:

- Practical experience of a wide range of woodland work and the ability to share your knowledge with others
- Experience of leading teams of practical workers, ideally including volunteers and young people
- The ability to maintain good working relationships with private landowners
- A love of working outdoors throughout the year
- Strong communication skills and ability to resolve issues without close day to day supervision

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Woodland Restoration Team Supervisor, please apply via the button shown. This advert has been produced by Webrecruit.

Working hours: full time, 37 hours a week










Function
Woodland
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37


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Project Officer - Blue Corridors (FTC to March 2023)

Helmsley

Job Ref
AV075
Location
Helmsley

Project Officer – Blue Corridors (FTC to March 2023)
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with travel to project sites on a regular basis)

About Us

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 ecosystems and diversity that is found nowhere else in the UK.

The European Rural Development Fund and a partnership between Yorkshire Water, North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority has enabled the Blue Corridors Project to be launched. The project is set to enhance the natural environment for two important water courses and surrounding area.

We are now looking for a Project Officer to take the lead on this landscape scale project and ensure that the North York Moors remains a thriving environment for people and wildlife for future generations.

Your Rewards

- Salary of £27,000 - £30,400 per annum
- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes
- Pool car system (if unavailable, mileage rates of 40p per mile)
- 24 days’ annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff) rising annually by one day plus eight public holidays

If you are eager to make an impact, affect change and support the environment, this is the ideal position in which to expand your skills and experience and drive your career.

You’ll discover skilled, dedicated teams as well as exceptional personal development opportunities and flexible working schemes that mean you will be able to grow professionally and fit your personal responsibilities around your working life.

The Role

As the Project Officer, you will lead the Blue Corridors Project to restore the rivers Esk and Rye to a higher functioning ecosystem and enable people to reconnect with nature.

Utilising a £1 million grant from the European Rural Development Fund, you will manage a programme of works, including restoring watercourses, monitoring changes and engaging with volunteers.

You will:

- Manage consultants and contractors to implement works to ease in stream obstacles, and restore habitat and hydrological connectivity
- Deliver a programme of Invasive Non-Native Species control works
- Deliver a programme of juvenile salmonid surveys through electrofishing
- Manage a freshwater invertebrate monitoring programme
- Implement five new access routes and promote these
- Ensure all procurement, claims and financial administration is delivered on time and within financial regulations
- Line manage two other project team members

About You

To be considered as a Project Officer, you will need:

- Strong project management skills, scrupulous financial reporting, communication and time management abilities
- Previous experience of appointing and supervising contractors working in the field
- Some experience of freshwater monitoring and the ability to oversee a monitoring programme delivered by staff and volunteers
- The ability to inspire and lead a small team all working to achieve ambitious goals
- An understanding of, and the ability to implement, river catchment restoration and nature recovery measures

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Project Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Function
Natural Environment
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37


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Park Services

Visitor Centre Assistant (Sutton Bank National Park Centre)

Sutton Bank

Job Ref
PS366
Location
Sutton Bank
Salary
The position requires you to work alternate weekends and one day during the week.

Visitor Centre Assistant
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
£9.81 - £10.21 per hour (average 15 hours/week)

We are looking for somebody to join our enthusiastic and friendly team at our fantastic National Park Centre. You will need to be able to deliver high quality service to our visitors, providing information about the area and selling high quality merchandise.

Ideally you will have:

• Experience of working directly with the public
• Previous retail experience, and an interest in merchandising and product displays
• Good knowledge of the North York Moors National Park and surrounding area.

The position requires you to work alternate weekends and one day during the week.

If you would like further information please contact Catriona McLees (Monday and Tuesday or Chris Pye (Wednesday to Friday) on 01439 772700.

Function
Visitor Centres
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
average of 15 hours per week


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