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Dartmoor Foundation CEO

Dartmoor

Dartmoor Foundation are looking for an exceptional, multi-talented individual to take on this unique and exciting opportunity to shape the development of a new organisation and help secure the future of an internationally and locally important landscape.

Posted: 12th July 2024

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Area Manager - Ranger Services

North York Moors

Area Manager – Ranger Services.
Danby Lodge National Park Centre, North Yorkshire.

The North York Moors National Park Authority looks after and promotes one of the most spectacular parts of the British Isles. Filled with breathtaking scenery, magnificent wildlife, picture book villages and a dramatic coastline, the North York Moors boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK.

We are now seeking an Area Manager to join us on a full-time, permanent basis and oversee our ranger services within the northern part of the National Park.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £46,731 per annum (with potential progression to £50,788)
- 25 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexitime Scheme

This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic level individual with experience of managing a diverse portfolio of work and strong leadership skills with geographically dispersed teams to step into a critical role with our fantastic organisation.

Joining us within the heart of the North York Moors, along the banks of the River Esk, your role will directly contribute to preserving the unique character of the extraordinary landscape and encouraging a wide range of people to access it. You will have ample opportunity to lead and work on a range of externally funded projects that will enhance the special qualities of the National Park.

What’s more, we recognise the importance of wellbeing and work/life balance, so you’ll benefit from flexitime hours, wellbeing support and development opportunities alongside great benefits.

So, if you want to lead the way in creating a more accessible and enjoyable National Park for everyone, apply today and make a lasting impact!

The Role

As an Area Manager, you will lead one of our Area Ranger Teams to deliver a range of public access and recreation-related work, plans and projects.

You’ll oversee a team consisting of Area Rangers, Maintenance Rangers, L4 Apprentices, Assistant Rangers and Voluntary Rangers, all of whom contribute to the development and delivery of area-based plans and cross-organisational projects.

Ensuring public enjoyment and conservation of the park, you’ll foster relationships with local communities, land managers, stakeholders and partners, and identify potential sources of funding to support the delivery of projects and the planned work programme. You’ll also need to be visible across the organisation and contribute to effective corporate management as a senior and experienced professional.

Additionally, you will:

- Manage the Volunteer Ranger Programme
- Ensure the Ranger Service is compliant and up to date with relevant Health & Safety requirements

About You

To be considered as an Area Manager, you will need:

- Experience of maintaining an overview of a diverse portfolio of work, setting strategic direction and operational priorities
- Experience of effectively leading, managing and motivating geographically dispersed teams, including volunteers and within a medium-to-large-sized organisation
- Experience of budget setting, management and monitoring
- Experience of delivering detailed work programmes and projects in a practical context
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of managing health and safety in teams delivering practical work
- Strong leadership skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills

The closing date for this role is midnight on Friday 19 July 2024.
Interviews are expected to be on Tuesday 6 August 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Area Support Manager, Volunteer Team Manager, Ranger Team Leader, Recreation Manager, or Visitor Experience Manager.

Webrecruit and the 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.

So, if you’re looking for a new role in an idyllic location as an Area Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Posted: 21st June 2024

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Community Engagement Officer (Tourism)

North York Moors

Community Engagement Officer – Tourism (FTC, Part-time).
Based in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, with regular travel to the coast.

We are looking for someone who can help us deliver a fantastic tourism focused project based in and around the North York Moors coastal community of Staithes. You will also encourage tourism businesses across the National Park to develop new products, services and experiences based around our special qualities.

We are seeking a Community Engagement Officer to join us on a three-year fixed term contract, working 30 hours per week. You will need to be able to understand what makes small businesses tick and tell us about your flair for working with people.

The Benefits

- Salary of £25,610 - £27,822 per annum for 30 hour week
- 25 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays (pro-rata for part time hours)
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Hybrid working options
- Flexi-time

This is a terrific opportunity for an individual with a tourism qualification or related experience and community engagement experience to join our renowned organisation.
Expanding and strengthening your current array of skills and experiences, you will enjoy the satisfaction of enthusing businesses to develop and deliver exceptional visitor experiences.
What’s more, our values reflect the way in which we all deliver our work and interact with people. You will find that we are Proud, Professional, Welcoming and Collaborative in everything that we do. If this sounds like the role you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to hear from you!

The Role

As a Community Engagement Officer, you will support the delivery of s106 tourism economy contributions. You will develop and deliver community-related projects that increase pride of place in Staithes and surrounding parishes. Co-ordinating business and community engagement, you will facilitate discussions and actions between parties and work with the North York Moors Tourism Network.

You will also assist tourism businesses across the North York Moors access our tourism grants, developing ideas that focus on the National Park’s special qualities and ensuring these new products and experiences support the Authority’s destination marketing activity,

Additionally, you will:

- Manage the budget, record keeping and monitoring
- Encourage public understanding of our special qualities
- Attend at least two days of volunteering each year
- Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with our policies and is GDPR compliant

About You

To be considered as a Community Engagement Officer, you will need:

- A relevant degree level qualification in tourism or relevant equivalent experience
- Community engagement experience
- Experience of working with small tourism businesses
- Experience of managing budgets and associated reporting
- Knowledge and experience of engaging with a variety of audiences
- An in-depth understanding of issues that businesses face when operating in remote rural areas, with particular reference to coastal areas
- A full, valid, driving licence

An understanding of the importance of sustainable and inclusive tourism would be advantageous, as would knowledge of the North York Moors and the surrounding area.
This role will involve occasional weekend and evening work.

Applications must be completed by midnight on Tuesday 16 July 2024
Interviews are to be held on Tuesday 23 July 2024

Other organisations may call this role Community Engagement Champion, Community Engagement Development Officer, Community Links Officer, Communications and Engagement Officer, or Activity and Engagement Officer.

Webrecruit and the 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.

So, if you’re enthusiastic about telling the world what we have to offer as a Community Engagement 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

Posted: 25th June 2024

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Apprentice – Level 7 Chartered Town Planning Degree

North York Moors

Apprentice (Level 7 Chartered Town Planning Degree).
Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

The North York Moors National Park Authority looks after and promotes one of the most spectacular parts of the British Isles. Filled with breathtaking scenery, magnificent wildlife, picture book villages and a dramatic coastline, the North York Moors boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK.

We are now seeking a new level 7 apprentice to join us on a full-time basis for a four-year fixed term contract.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £29,093 per annum
- paid time off to undertake a Masters Degree at Sheffield Hallam University
- 25 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexitime Scheme

This is an ideal opportunity for either a graduate or individual with an NVQ Level 4 in planning administration to kickstart their planning career with our prestigious organisation.
This apprentice role is perfect for those looking to gain a foothold on the career ladder, learn from talented professionals and develop vital experience that will provide an excellent grounding for their entire career.
What’s more, you’ll be playing a key role in conserving and promoting one of the UK's most spectacular regions, ensuring it can be enjoyed for generations to come, ensuring that new development contributes to the enhancement of the National Park..
So, if you’re ready to join a proud, professional, welcoming, and collaborative team, then apply today!
The Role
As a Level 7 Apprentice, you will learn everything there is to know about planning services within a National Park.
Working within this supporting role, you will assist our Development Management Service with planning applications and proposals and provide technical support to the Development Management Team, Building Conservation Team and Planning Policy Officers.
We will provide all the support you need to be able to respond to straightforward planning applications and requests for information, undertake research into site histories, and complete admin tasks.
Additionally, you will be trained and supported to:
- Provide advice to applicants, agents and third parties both over the phone and in person
- Support Planning Officers with more complex enquires
- Deal with notifications and enquiries received via letter and in-person
About You
To be considered as a Level 7 Apprentice, you will need:
- A 2:2 degree or NVQ Level 4 in Planning Administration or related qualification
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Good interpersonal and customer care skills
- Good organisational skills
- Excellent IT skills
- A full, valid driving licence
Closing date – midnight on Sunday 4 August 2024
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 15 August 2024
Other organisations may call this role Assistant Planning Officer, Trainee Planning Enforcement Officer, Planning Assistant, Trainee Planning Officer, Graduate Planner, Graduate Rural Planner, or Graduate Planning Officer.
Webrecruit and the 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.
So, if you’re ready to join us in our mission to conserve, enhance and champion this spectacular landscape as a Graduate Trainee, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Posted: 4th July 2024

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Senior Planning Officer

North York Moors

Senior Planning Officer.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some travel within the National Park).

The North York Moors National Park Authority looks after and promotes one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. Filled with breath-taking scenery, magnificent wildlife, picture book villages and a dramatic coastline, the North York Moors boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK.

We are now looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £32,654 - £36,124 per annum with potential progression to £39,513
- 25 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexitime Scheme

Payment of RTPI fees

This is a brilliant opportunity for a qualified planning professional from a development management background with experience working with local communities to join our prestigious organisation.
You’ll have the chance to play a vital role in shaping sustainable development within the North York Moors National Park as every decision you make contributes to the conservation and enhancement of this iconic landscape whilst meeting the needs of a dynamic local community.

What’s more, we’ll encourage and support your continuous professional growth, providing you with training and development opportunities and helping you stay up to date with the latest planning laws and best practices.

So, if you’re ready to join a proud, professional, welcoming and collaborative team, then apply today!

The Role

As our Senior Planning Officer, you will support the delivery of our Development Management Service, handling a caseload of planning applications and proposals.

Working as part of an area team led by a Planning Team Leader, you will ensure developments within the National Park are sustainable and help to support the delivery of our targets and standards.

You will manage your own caseload carry out site inspections and negotiations with applicants, their agents and specialist staff and prepare reports and recommendations.

Additionally, you will:

- Present to the Planning Committee and at Member site inspections
- Prepare statements for planning appeals
- Present evidence at hearings and public enquiries
- Help to prepare plans and policies for development management
- Liaise with external bodies and organisations
- Deputise for the Development Management Team Leader

About You

To be considered as our Senior Planning Officer, you will need:

- Post qualification experience in Development Management
- Experience of working successfully with local communities
- A degree level qualification
- Eligibility to become a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
- A full, valid driving licence

Closing date is midnight on Sunday 28 July 2024
Interviews are to be held on Friday 9 August 2024

Other organisations may call this role Senior Planning Support Officer or Principal Planning 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.
So, if you’re ready to join us in our mission to conserve, enhance and champion this spectacular landscape as a Senior Planning 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.

Posted: 4th July 2024

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