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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Senior Trees and Woodland Officer

Would you like to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country - a place of real character, with a highly-distinctive living, working and cultural landscape? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity to join and lead our Trees & Woodlands team and make a real difference to woodland cover in the Yorkshire Dales.

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’re looking for a Senior Trees & Woodlands Officer to join us on a permanent basis. The role is full-time, 37 hours per week, based at our Grassington office near Skipton, with the potential to work part of the week from home.

The Role

At a key time for creating & managing woodlands, you will lead the Authority’s work on Trees & Woodlands, including managing the expanding Trees & Woodlands Team and delivery programmes including Grow Back Greener & Trees for Climate working with key partners including the Woodland Trust, White Rose Forest, Forestry Commission and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing Authority policies and procedures and ensuring the Authority meets its statutory obligations.

About You

With relevant qualifications and experience of providing specialist tree and woodland advice, you’ll have excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

You will be a supportive and co-operative team member with the ability to build effective relationships with the various stakeholders.

Access to a car or access to a means of mobility support to meet the demands of the post (if driving you must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate insurance) is essential.

Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Adrian Shepherd, Head of Land Management, on 01756 751609 or email

Closing date for completed application forms: 11pm on Monday 11 July 2022.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Apply here!

Closing Date: 11/07/2022  Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

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