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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Access Ranger - Northern Dales (Swaledale)

Salary of £22,368 to £25,409 per annum
Full time (37 hours per week) and permanent)

Are you ready for the challenge of delivering front line countryside management services for the local community and visitors to the National Park? If you are, we have a rare opportunity to join the National Park Authority’s Ranger Service.

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.

The Benefits

- Holiday entitlement starting at 26 days plus bank holidays
- Flexi time scheme
- Local government defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS)
- Employee discounts on various goods and services
- Free parking
- Relocation Allowance available

The Role

The role is based with the Northern Ranger team at Hawes and you will be primarily working in Swaledale focusing on the maintenance of the public rights of way network, other access routes, open access areas and estate management for the Authority.

You will be liaising with landowners and farmers and carrying out high quality practical work, enhancing public access and engaging with users and communities.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Weekend and bank holiday working will be required as part of your rota.

About You

With experience in the planning and maintenance of projects such as building stiles, path construction, fencing and walling, you will also need to have experience of health, safety, and welfare in relation to practical projects.

You will be proficient in the use of IT, be a good communicator with excellent inter-personal skills and a full driving licence is essential for this role due to the required travelling and visiting of sites.

We are committed to equal opportunities and 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. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Matt Neale, Area Manager Northern Dales on 01969 666225 or

The closing date for completed applications is 31 May 2023 with the anticipated interview date during week commencing 14 June 2023.


Closing Date: 31/05/2023  Location: Hawes, Leyburn, DL8 3EW

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