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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Farming in Protected Landscapes Administrator

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.

This summer we will be launching a new three-year Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme which will provide grants to farmers and land managers looking to deliver on climate, nature, access and landscape outcomes.

We’re currently looking for a Farming in Protected Landscapes Administrator to join our Farm Conservation Team, on a temporary term basis until March 2024. The role is full-time, based at our Grassington office.

The Benefits

- Salary of £23,080 to £29,578 per annum

- Local Government pension scheme

- Flexible working

- Employee discounts on various goods and services

- Free parking

- Generous leave entitlement

The Role

The role will be integral to the successful delivery of the new DEFRA funded programme within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and will include:

Financial management of multiple funded projects as part of the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme;

Leading the administration of the programme, including developing relevant protocols to enable monitoring of projects;

Provide a technical support role for the programme, including arranging meetings, events and workshops;

About You

You should be an experienced administrator within a local authority setting, able to work under your own initiative, with an organised approach to the role. You will have experience of using administrative systems, with knowledge of IT packages such as Microsoft and Geographic Information System (GIS).

You will be a strong communicator with an understanding of confidentiality. Having the ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines and manage competing demands, as well as excellent report writing skills are key to this role.

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 the vacancy, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer on 07818 048749 or email

Apply via our website

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Sunday 27th June 2021.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 5 July 2021.

Closing Date: 27/06/2021  Location: Grassington, Skipton

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