Chief Executive

North York Moors National Park Authority

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

  • Location

    Helmsley, North Yorkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £70,000 - £90,000 depending on experience

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    09 March 2020

  • Client

    North York Moors National Park Authority

Ref: GSe61677

The North York Moors is a special place and so we are looking for a special person to lead our Authority and champion our National Park for current and future generations.

National Parks and protected landscapes have never been more important for our country. They protect fragile habitats and species; provide wonderful landscapes for recreation, as well as being places where people live and work, and where cultural heritage is significant.

Passionate about the role of National Parks, our Chief Executive will need to be able to build great relationships with everyone who has an interest in our work and have a strong understanding of the interactions between farming, forestry and cultural and natural assets.

Whilst the primary focus of the role will be local, you will also be confident engaging nationally, whether that is in front of the media discussing major local planning issues or responding to the dynamic policy environment influencing the way we use our natural resources.

You’ll need to be an inspirational leader, both of the people who work for the Authority, but also in engaging people in support of the National Park.

Commercially astute, you will also need to be confident managing complex budgets and be creative and innovative as you secure maximum value from our limited resources.

If you understand why the North York Moors is such a special place, and want to help us make sure that it is used and cared for in ways that will maintain it for future generations, we want to hear from you.

Closing dateMonday 9 March 2020
Long listing18 March 2020
Preliminary interviewsw/c 23 March 2020
Short listing31 March 2020
Psychological assessments (if required)w/c 6 April or 13 April 2020
Final stage assessment and interview (North York Moors): 22/23 April 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than Monday 9 March 2020 11:59:

  • A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the person specification;
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online once you have submitted your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

Please note the above highlighted documents are mandatory.

If you do not receive a notification of your application please contact

To find out more, please contact Julie Myers on 07595 779915, Emma Dove on 0113 205 6108 or Michael Dobson on 07891 142 325 at our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson for an informal discussion.