Head of Recreation and Ranger Services

North York Moors National Park Authority

Helmsley, North Yorkshire
£37,800 - £40,800 with potential progression to £44,800

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: PS056

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 28th January 2021  


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, Apprentice and related Estate 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 & Safety issues
  • Ability to generate income
  • A good grasp of countryside access issues
  • 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. 

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a 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. 

Other organisations may call this role Head of Park Recreation, Head of Park Services, Head of Ranger Services, Head Park Ranger, Head of Recreation and Ranger Service, Head of Estate Services, or Head of Strategy and Ranger Services.


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