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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Access Ranger (Cumbria)


37 hours per week

£20,092 to £23,080 per annum

Based in Orton, Cumbria.

Would you like to work in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain?

If so, we have a rare chance to join the National Park Authority's Ranger Service as an Access Ranger on a permanent basis.

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.

We’re currently looking for an Access Ranger to join us, based at Orton, Cumbria.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £20,092 to £23,080 per annum
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Generous leave entitlement, starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity working in the southern Cumbrian Dales, focusing on the maintenance of the public rights of way network, other access routes and open access areas and estate management for the Authority.

You will liaise with landowners and farmers and carry out high quality practical work enhancing public access and engaging with users and communities.

As an integral part of the ranger service, undertaking practical work alone or as part of a team, managing and supervising contractors and volunteers, and co-ordinating and delivering practical work, as required.

About You

You will have experience in the planning and maintenance of projects such as building stiles, fencing and walling.

To help maintain our records and deal with email correspondence you will need good IT and communication skills.

A full driving licence is essential for this role and experience of driving small plant is desirable.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

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 Steve Hastie, Area Manager (Western Dales), on 01539 756611 or 07818 048767

The closing date for completed applications is 11 pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021 with the anticipated interview date on Thursday 4 November 2021

To apply click here

Closing Date: 19/10/2021  Location: Orton, Cumbria

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