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Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer


An exciting opportunity has now arisen to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme as a Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer working full time 37 hours per week on a fixed term contract until March 2025.

Posted: 25th August 2023

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Business Administration Apprentice


As our successful Apprentice you will be supported in ongoing on-the-job training in the role based in the Planning Administration team. Alongside this, you will enter into a training agreement to gain a Business Administration (Level 3) apprenticeship qualification.

Posted: 25th August 2023

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ICT Officer


We are now looking for an ICT Officer to join us on a permanent, full-time basis. This is a great opportunity for an individual who knows their way around Microsoft OS, Azure and virtualised Servers and Desktops, and has a great grasp of computer network design, to join our fantastic team!

Posted: 1st September 2023

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Planning Officer Development Management x 2


We are now looking for Planning Officers to join our Development Management team. We are recruiting to 1 permanent position and 1 temporary position providing maternity cover.

Posted: 15th September 2023

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Farming in Protected Landscapes Monitoring Officer

Lake District

We are looking for an experienced project administrator to provide coordination and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and organisation of our Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme.

Posted: 12th September 2023

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Car Parks Enforcement & Income Co-ordinator

Lake District

We’re looking for a Car Parks and Enforcement Income Co-ordinator to join our small, friendly Car Parking Operations team, based on the shore of Coniston Water at our Coniston Boating Centre.

Full time, fixed term until 31/03/2024

Posted: 11th September 2023

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Farming Officer

Lake District

We’re looking for a Farming Officer to be a friendly farmer communicator and support Lake District farmers through the agricultural transition.

Posted: 4th September 2023

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Casual Catering Assistants (Brockhole)

Lake District

We're now hiring Casual Catering Assistants for the 2023 visitor season so if you're looking for a summer job filled with variety or the opportunity to develop and gain experience for your career, get in touch. 

Posted: 22nd August 2023

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Casual Kitchen Porters (Brockhole)

Lake District

We’re hiring Casual Kitchen Porters (KPs) to join our friendly catering team at Brockhole on Windermere. You’ll work flexibly throughout the year, providing additional cover such as during staff holidays or during busy periods.

Posted: 4th July 2023

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Conservation Project Officer (River Esk)

North York Moors

Conservation Project Officer – River Esk.

£25,119 - £27,803 per annum, 37 hours per week, part funded by Yorkshire Water.

Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2025.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Conservation Project Officer to join our rivers team to lead on conserving the habitats, wildlife and landscapes of the River Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment.

We’re really interested to hear how your knowledge and/or experience demonstrates your:

- Understanding of habitat restoration, species conservation and/or river catchment restoration, with a focus on practical delivery
- Passion for nature recovery projects
- Experience writing reports and undertaking field work
- Ability to enthuse and engage a variety of audiences including partners, local community groups and land managers
- Excellent self-motivation and organisational skills

The River Esk Catchment strategy is a landscape scale nature recovery initiative to restore and conserve this special catchment. The River Esk is the only principal salmon river in Yorkshire, as well as being the only river in Yorkshire home to the endangered freshwater pearl mussel.

The National Park and surrounding area is a superb place to live and work and you will be working as part of a fully committed and supportive team. You will also be able to take advantage of our excellent personal development and flexible working opportunities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled person with a passion for wildlife, landscapes and people to join the team – we look forward to hearing from you!

If you want to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact James Caldwell, Senior Catchment Restoration Officer on 01439 772562 or email

Closing Date: midnight on Tuesday 26 September 2023

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 6 October 2023

Posted: 5th September 2023

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Conservation Assistant (Climate Change)

North York Moors

Conservation Assistant (Climate Change) - FTC to 31 July 2025.

Are you passionate about climate change mitigation? Looking to gain experience and skills in peatland restoration and woodland creation?

If so, this is an amazing opportunity to develop your career in conservation with the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Funding has been secured for this new post through the Nature for Climate Peatland Restoration Grant Scheme. This project will allow us to restore 1,100 ha of blanket bog and will take 4 days a week of your time.

For the remaining day you will work with our woodland creation team working on the Authority’s own projects.

The Benefits

- Salary £25,119
- 25 days annual leave per annum (rising annually by one day to 30 days) plus eight public holidays
- Flexible working system
- Training and development opportunities
- Learn valuable skills in conservation project management, peatland restoration and woodland creation from an experienced conservation team
- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes

This is an amazing opportunity to gain experience working with contactors using a range of peatland restoration measures and the monitoring of peatland sites. You will also gain experience of working with grant funding organisations.

This is a great chance to gain skills in woodland creation planning and implementation within the National Park.

As well as enhancing your existing conservation skills you will have the satisfaction of making a real difference to the National Park’s climate change and carbon reduction aspirations.

The Role

The majority of your time will be spent on peatland restoration where you will coordinate the monitoring of our peatland restoration sites. You will assist in a programme of site visits to ensure restoration work is taking place according to specifications and contractors are working safely. Once you’re suitably trained, you will have the chance to work with teams of volunteers in delivering peatland restoration monitoring across our project sites.

Working with the Woodland Creation Team you will help to deliver the Authority’s woodland creation projects. There will be an interesting opportunity to develop a monitoring protocol for our newly created woodlands and assisting in desk-based modelling of possible woodland creation sites.

Reporting to the Moor to Restore Project Officer and the Woodland Creation Officer you will carry out a range of tasks as part of a team. Some of these tasks will be outdoors and in remote locations.

Working hours: 37 hours per week.

Based in the Helmsley office with some home working and substantial travel around the National Park (pool cars available).

About You

To join us as a Conservation Assistant (Climate Change), you will need:

- A degree in Environmental Science, Geography, or another related discipline. Applicants without a degree but with suitable experience can also be considered.
- Knowledge of Upland Ecology, peat restoration, woodland creation, and habitat management.
- Skills in achieving good quality work from contractors.
- Some experience of gathering and working with large data sets.
- Knowledge of climate change and climate change mitigation strategies.
- Experience working with GIS, digital mapping and aerial photographs.
- 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.

If you think you could succeed as a Conservation Assistant (Climate Change), please apply via the button shown.

Closing date: Wednesday 27 September
Interviews are scheduled for Monday 9 October

Posted: 5th September 2023

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