Working at the National Park

Northumberland National Park is a beautiful and inspiring place to work.  We have a team of around 75 people working hard to protect this very special place.

Our ambition is nothing less than to transform how people of all ages and all backgrounds experience our great landscape. In July 2017 we opened The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. This is the most significant initiative to be undertaken in rural Northumberland in a lifetime and the largest undertaking by any National Park.

Our challenge is to protect and conserve the National Park and putting communities and the local economy at the heart of all our work. If you are passionate and innovative, with a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude, then we want you to come and join our team.

Click here to find our current vacancies at the Northumberland National Park Authority.

We provide an open and supportive working environment, in which individuals are given the autonomy to develop their own areas of work.

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What we offer

  • Work-life balance
  • Flexitime
  • A generous leave allowance (25 days rising to 30) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Multi-award winning mental health programme (including a commitment to reduce stigma and to provide counselling for any employee who needs it)
  • Beautiful workspaces
  • Staff days out in the National Park
  • Opportunity for all staff to undertake practical work in the National Park
  • Commitment to training and development with personal development plans for all staff
  • Local government pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discounts on some outdoor clothing
  • Health cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Walking meetings
  • Home working
  • Free eye tests
  • Easy travel
  • Good transport links
  • Comprehensive induction programme.

Culture & Values

Our culture and values are very important to us.

Our Values

  • Respect and Equality
  • Collaborative and supportive working
  • Trust and empowerment
  • Communicating and Acting
  • Strong, clear and inspiring leadership
  • Developing and supporting people
  • Customer focus
  • Outward looking and enterprising

Our Culture

  • Is open to and embraces change
  • Supportive community
  • Actively supports personal and organisational learning and development;
  • Values innovation and achievement over systems;
  • Recognises and celebrates individual and team achievements;
  • Learns from what we do within a “no blame” culture, with performance management and review contributing positively to our learning;
  • Has open and honest communications where information is freely shared, feedback given and actions explained;
  • Where non-adherence to our Culture and Values is challenged and inappropriate behaviours are not tolerated.