Careers and recruitment

What's it like to work here?

Be part of a world class experience with colleagues and communities who share a vision in a landscape like no other. Discover the rewards and benefits of working here and read more about our teams on the pages below. Visit the careers page to see our current vacancies and become part of something bigger, part of our team to help keep this corner of England special.


Climb your own mountain

Check out our latest job opportunities and find your own path to protect, connect and grow.

Current job vacancies

Staff benefits

We believe in providing our people who support us to 'be the best we possibly can be', with an excellent benefits package.  Staff benefits.

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Our values and vision

Our shared values support the delivery of the vision for the National Park and our purpose, they are our identity.

Fell Top Assessors reporting on the winter weather conditions on Helvellyn

What we do

Much of our work is behind the scenes but vital in keeping this corner of England special. What we do

People of the Park

Get to know our teams around the National Park, from rangers and planners to finance and communications. Meet our teams

Brockhole and Coniston Boating Centre

Join our teams at our Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere and The Coniston Boating Centre. Brockhole is also the Learning team base, who offer school visits and nature-inspired activities.

Lucy stood under a large tree, looking up and inspecting

Catch up with our latest blogs from staff across the Park. Learn what a day in the life of  team members means, from ranger roles to woodland officers and all else between!

Work with us blogs

Let's talk about flexible working

Flexible working options include reduced and compressed hours and can be temporary or permanent. Or you can change your start and finish times if you have other commitments.

Many of our staff also enjoy hybrid working, so they can chose to balance working from home with our office bases in the Lake District. What's more, you’ll be provided with a laptop to enable you to access our secure IT network if your post is a hybrid role.

National park staff member wroking form home at her kitchen table. a dog's head can be seen peeping out from an armchair. A large white dresser with books, is in the background

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 based on age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

Disability Confident Employer

As a 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.

Please contact the People team at for any advice or assistance.

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Job applicant privacy notice

As part of any recruitment process, the Authority collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The Authority is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Our Job Applicant Privacy Notice sets out the data we collect about you, how we collect your personal data, the purposes for which we use your data, details of organisations to whom we may send your data, how we keep your data safe, what you can do with your data and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

Recruiting from outside the UK

It is very unlikely that we will be able to sponsor candidates from outside the UK (due to the costs involved and as we are a small organisation so would be under resourced to manage the process) and the final decision will rest with the hiring manager.

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Become a Lake District expert

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Work with us videos on YouTube

Take a look at our People of the Park series on YouTube below. Check out our playlist on the burger menu below, including:

  • Young Rangers Coppicing in Staveley
  • Meet Assistant Farming Officer Eliza
  • Meet Trees and Woodland Officer Lucy
  • A Day in the Life of a Field Ranger
  • What it means to be a Ranger in the Park