Area Ranger (Malhamdale & Lower Ribblesdale)

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Malham, North Yorkshire
£27,803 - £34,834 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th June 2024  

Are you passionate about working in and looking after one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain – famous for its natural beauty, wildlife, cultural heritage and outstanding opportunities for enjoyment? Are you ready for the challenge of delivering front line countryside management services for the local community and visitors to the National Park? If so, we have a rare opportunity to join our Ranger team and make a real difference.

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 an Area Ranger to join us on a permanent basis and full-time (37 hours per week) basis. You will be based from our National Park Centre in Malham.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £27,803 to £34,834, per annum
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 26 days plus bank holidays
  • Flexi time scheme
  • Local government defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Subsidised Healthcare scheme
  • Employee discounts on various goods and services
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Commitment to Wellbeing
  • Relocation allowance available

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the National Park and work in the Malhamdale and Lower Ribblesdale area of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Role

Your responsibility within the Malhamdale and Lower Ribblesdale area will include taking a lead in delivering a broad range of National Park services, including: access and rights of way; visitor management; and community engagement.

You will be responsible for developing and managing the rights of way network, Authority property and access provision in the area.

Implementing and monitoring the delivery of programmes and reporting on activities, trends and events in the area, will also be a key part of your role.

About You

You will need direct and relevant experience of access and rights of way, health and safety in relation to site risk assessment and working procedures, visitor management and community engagement. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate successful project management skills and be able to deliver agreed actions within deadlines and available budget.

You must be capable of dealing effectively with a range of audiences: landowners, local communities and partners to work towards improving peoples’ enjoyment and understanding of the area. Experience of working with volunteers will also be required to enable us to achieve much more than we could working alone.

You will need to have a full driving licence, due to the required travelling and visiting of sites around the Park.

You will be required to undertake a criminal records (DBS) check as part of the recruitment process.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Kate Hilditch, Area Manager, on 07584 593309 or email [email protected].

The closing date for completed applications is 11pm on Tuesday 4 June 2024 with the interview anticipated to take place on Thursday 13 June 2024.

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