Head of Recreation and Ranger Services

North York Moors National Park Authority

Helmsley, York
£37,890 - £40,876 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 1st November 2020  


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 and Apprentice 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 and Safety issues
  • Ability to generate income
  • Grasp of why good access into protected landscapes is important
  • 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. Contact details can be found on our website.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Ranger and Apprentice Services, Head of National Park Recreation, Senior Recreation and Ranger Services Manager, Head of Ranger Services, or National Park Programme Manager.

So, if you’re seeking a new challenge as our Head of Recreation and Ranger Services, please apply here. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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