Looking for a job where you can spend plenty of time outdoors? Well, this new job in the Yorkshire Dales, one of the UK’s most beautiful spots, might just be for you.
The park is advertising jobs for maintaining the paths on Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. The park employs a team of rangers covering the different areas, but the Three Peaks has its own staff due to the number of walkers who now attempt the route.
Along with maintaining the paths, you’ll be acting as a liaison point between landowners, farmers, mountain rescue teams and the public with pay of £20-£23,000 for a 30-hour pro-rata working week.
You’ll be offered 25 days annual leave including Bank Holidays, a flexi-time scheme, local government pension, relocation allowance and free parking in Stainforth workshop near Settle where the role will be based.
The National Park Authority said: “The successful candidate will be primarily concerned with the maintenance of the public rights of way network and other access routes and it’s essential you can plan and implement, to a high standard, a variety of practical tasks.
“You will play a key role in maintaining engineered paths on the Three Peaks Challenge route as well as assisting the Area Manager with developing and implementing the Three Peaks Project.
“Interacting, informing and advising visitors on the appropriate use of, and behaviour in, the National Park will also be a regular activity.
“Candidates require experience of upland path management techniques, including the ability and experience of driving small plant, and will be able to work independently, or in area or park-wide teams, as required. They will need to be self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision, in all weather conditions.
“Good communication and interpersonal skills are required to liaise and engage with landowners, farmers and visitors, together with the ability and experience of developing opportunities for volunteers and motivating their performance.”
You’ll need a driving licence if you’re thinking of applying as it is essential for the role and the deadline for the role is September 11th at 11pm.
If you’d like to apply visit the website here.