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We are committed to offering a structured training programme to young people, providing them the skills necessary to develop their experience in a professional capacity.

“I started working for the North York Moors National Park Authority in 2013 as the Conservation Graduate Trainee. This was is really fantastic role enabling me to develop my technical ecological knowledge, understanding of conservation management and how National Parks and other conservation organisations work. Following my degree and various volunteering roles this was a great step in my conservation career, with opportunities to work with a number of colleagues across the Conservation Department. I learnt about a variety of different habitats and species from woodlands to rivers, and moorland birds to aquatic invertebrates, as well as getting the opportunity to work with volunteers, local communities and land managers who play a key role in protecting this special area.

As part of the Graduate Trainee role I had lot of personal development opportunities including developing my technical and practical abilities, attending a variety of training courses which have been really valuable in my more recent roles with the National Park. Towards the end of my time as the Graduate Trainee I began to focus on river restoration and have since worked on both the River Esk & Coastal Streams and River Rye catchments, working closely with partners organisations who all share a common goal.“ - Alex Cripps, Ryevitalise Programme Manager

“When I was young my family would often come to the area to holiday so I knew a bit about some of the tourist hotspots (Goathland, Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes) and in 2013-14 I was lucky enough to be employed here for a fixed term graduate contract for six months working in the woodland department which gave me an opportunity to get to see some of the hidden gems and ancient trees and woodlands.  I really enjoyed my time working across the park and working as a part of the team here, so much so that in 2017 when the Woodland creation post was advertised I knew that I wanted to apply to become a full time member of staff.” - Alasdair Fagan, Woodland Creation Officer

We have a career enhancing opportunity for a Conservation Trainee to work in our Conservation team. The successful person will have the chance to work closely with the Ecologist and other natural environment team members to assist in the delivery and promotion of the objectives of the Conservation Department and provide assistance to other staff within the Department.

View the full job description and person specification here.

For an informal, confidential discussion regarding any of our opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Clements, Head of Natural Environment - e.clements@northyorkmoors.org.uk or Alex Cripps, Ryevitalise Programme Manager - a.cripps@northyorkmoors.org.uk or call 01439 772700.

To apply, download and complete this application form and email your application to Donna Magson at recruitment@northyorkmoors.org.uk.

For support with your application form or any queries you may have regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Wales, Senior HR Adviser at North Yorkshire County Council, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment of these key roles. She can be contacted on 01609 532597 or email rachel.wales@northyorks.gov.uk.

Key dates
  • Closing date: 9am, Monday 1 July 2019
  • Shortlisting date: Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 July 2019
  • Interviews:  w/c 29 July 2019
Contact us

For an informal, confidential discussion regarding any of our opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Clements, Head of Natural Environment - e.clements@northyorkmoors.org.uk or Alex Cripps, Ryevitalise Programme Manager - a.cripps@northyorkmoors.org.uk or call 01439 772700.

For support with your application form or any queries you may have regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Wales, Senior HR Adviser at North Yorkshire County Council, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment of these key roles. She can be contacted on 01609 532597 or email rachel.wales@northyorks.gov.uk.

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