Youth Engagement Officer

Colvend, Grassington, North Yorkshire

Fixed term contract for 6 months

37 hours per week

Do you have experience of working with young people? Do you want to see young people from all backgrounds enjoying our National Parks? Would you like to be part of our team working with young people to help them find their place in their National Park? If the answers are yes, then read on!

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 pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

We’re currently looking for a Youth Engagement Officer to join our Access and Engagement team on a full-time temporary basis at our Grassington office, near Skipton.

There will be an informal online information session for any prospective candidates to attend on Monday 17th May at 7pm, via Zoom. Find out about the role and what it’s like working with us in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Everyone is welcome to join us for a chance to hear from staff and volunteers and ask us questions. To request the Zoom link and password for the session, please email sally.robertshaw@yorkshiredales.org.uk

The Benefits

- Salary of £19,698 - £22,183 per annum

- Local government pension scheme

- Flexible working

- Employee discounts on various goods and services

- Cycle to work scheme

- Free parking

- Generous leave entitlement

- Recognition and rewards for your hard work

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

The Role

As our Youth Engagement Officer, you’ll be working with young people from the urban areas around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to get them connected with this beautiful area, the opportunities it has for them to improve their health and wellbeing and make a real contribution to looking after the natural world.

You will deliver pre-planned outdoor activity sessions to booked groups, and sessions will include environmental games, practical conservation and guided walks.

The job is funded for 6 months and is part of Generation Green, a national project connecting young people to nature. More information about this project can be found in the vacancy’s recruitment pack.

About You

To join us as a Youth Engagement Officer, you will need:

  • Experience of working face to face with young people;
  • An understanding of the benefits that connection to nature can have for young people and nature recovery; and
  • The ability to enthuse and motivate young people.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sally Robertshaw, Volunteers Development Officer, telephone 01756 751644 or email sally.robertshaw@yorkshiredales.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 11pm on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Interviews are anticipated to take place on Tuesday 25 May 2021. Please note interviews will be held at Malham.

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.

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