Programme Administrator

Salary: Grade K £20,368 - £21,912 pa pro rata

18.5 hours per week, permanent contract.

About Us

Would you like to work in one of England’s finest landscapes and a World Heritage Site?

The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and more. We’re looking for a Programme Administrator to join the Strategy and Ranger Service, supporting the strategy teams and turning ideas into projects on the ground.

We’ve moved to Hybrid working, combining working from home and days at our office base at Wayfaring House, Murley Moss, Kendal

The Role

A key role will be helping facilitate the delivery of range of programmes and projects for access and recreation, the natural environment and also historic environment to develop our ideas in to work on the ground that benefits the National Park. Projects. These include projects such as:
* Walking trail along the western shore of Windemere
* Peat restoration at Rusland Moss National Nature Reserve
* Design Code for improving design in the built environment

Please read the attached role profile for the full person specification on this post.

About You

You must be a team player with a collaborative and proactive approach to problem solving and decision making.

The role requires balancing a varying workload and competing demands across a variety of themes whilst we also deliver our day to day work such as supporting the Local Access Forum and Lake District National Park Partnership’s Climate Action group, as well as the Lake District Archaeology Network.

You’ll have an eye for detail, be confident developing agendas, arranging meetings, taking minutes, organising and distributing information and coordinating events and visits.


Working with us, you’ll enjoy:
* Generous Pension Scheme
* Electric car and Cycle to Work schemes
* Paid time off so you can volunteer
* Subsidised healthcare scheme
* Commitment to wellbeing

See our website for a complete list of our employee benefits.


If you’re interested in finding out more or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Tim Duckmanton (Team Leader Strategy and Environment) on or 07776274450

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 6 February 2023 11:59pm
  • Interviews will be held at Wayfaring House, Kendal on Wednesday 1 March 2023

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Lake District National Park Authority.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.