Head of Strategy and Ranger Service

Lake District National Park Authority

Kendal, Cumbria (initially home working)
£56,258 - £62,688 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 28th January 2021   7 days left


Head of Strategy and Ranger Service
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: LDNPA Headquarters, Kendal (initially home working)
Grade B: £56,258 - £62,688 pa 

Summary 

This is an exciting new role and you will join us at a pivotal point as we launch our new Strategy and Ranger Service. As Head of our newly formed Service, you will be responsible for bringing two services together and leading a cultural shift towards new ways of working. You will lead strategic thinking on the National Park’s future and help shape delivery to make effective changes on the ground both for our own organisation and those of the Partnership. 

Your role 

Our challenges are significant but so are our opportunities: 

  • Nature recovery, climate mitigation and adaptation through farming
  • Climate action – achieving Net Zero
  • Vibrant communities and a prosperous economy post Covid19
  • Sustainable transport
  • A Lake District for Everyone 

…and we need you to help us make transformational change. 

What it’s like to work here 

The Lake District National Park is England’s largest World Heritage Site, inscribed due to its outstanding universal values of Identity, Inspiration and Conservation. 

Our headquarters in Kendal is a hub for our Strategy and Ranger teams, but you’ll also find them at our distinctive area bases within the park. 

You will be part of the Strategic Leadership Team, and also work closely with team leaders within the Strategy and Ranger Service to deliver the organisational strategy. 

You will also lead LDNP’s role as a key member of the Lake District National Park Partnership, a unique model of collaborative working involving 25 organisations from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. In 2006, the Partnership agreed a shared Vision for the National Park in 2030, representing a collective commitment to work together in the best interest of the National Park, its environment, communities, economy and visitors. 

About you 

You are an experienced leader who can bring together two services to form a new, agile and dynamic Strategy and Ranger Service to deliver our vision and strategy for the Lake District National Park. You will be confident and comfortable leading strategic development, liaising closely with our Members, Partners and working as part of our Strategic Leadership Team. Your leadership style will be inclusive and you will inspire teams to move forward towards new ways of working. You will maximise opportunities for team working both within our organisation and across the Partnership. 

We’re happy to talk about flexible working – let us know if you want to find out more. 

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Steve Ratcliffe, Director of Sustainable Development. 

Requirements 

This role does require eligibility to Work in the UK and a full, current driving licence. 

Apply 

Please click here to apply and submit your CV and cover letter. 

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications. 

Closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 28th January, 2021. 

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

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


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