Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Are you an experienced farm adviser looking for an opportunity to work in one of the most
beautiful landscapes in Britain and for an outstanding organisation such as the Yorkshire Dales
National Park Authority? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity to join our Farming in
Protected Landscapes team and make a real difference.

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.

The Defra funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme was launched in 2021 and provides
grants to farmers and land managers looking to deliver on climate, nature, access and landscape

We’re currently looking for a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer to join our delivery team
on a fixed term basis until March 2025. The role is full-time (37 hours per week), based at our
office in Grassington near Skipton, with the potential for some regular home working.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £30,824 to £36,647 per annum
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 26 days plus bank holidays
  • Flexi time scheme
  • Local government defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Subsidised Healthcare scheme
  • Employee discounts on various goods and services
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Commitment to Wellbeing

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a National Park and work in one of the UK’s
most striking and breath-taking locations.

The Role

The role is integral to the successful delivery of the Defra funded programme within the
Yorkshire Dales National Park and will include:

  • Helping to develop project ideas with farmers and land managers
  • Assessing applications;
  • Providing recommendations to the Local Assessment Panels; and
  • Providing monitoring and feedback on the progress of the scheme to Defra.

About You

As an experienced farm advisor you will be articulate and pragmatic, ideally with an in-depth
understanding of upland farming and land management, preferably within a protected landscape.

You will be efficient with an excellent attention to detail, be able to prioritise workload
effectively to meet deadlines and manage competing demands. You will have excellent report
writing and presentation skills.

Ideally you will have experience of monitoring conservation agreements and processing of
associated claims.

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

Job sharing will be considered, please mark clearly on your application that this would be your

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all
backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability
whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation
Officer on 07818 048749 or email [email protected]

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Monday 29 April

Anticipated in-person interview date is Wednesday 8 May 2024 at our Bainbridge

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