Northumberland National Park Authority provides an open and supportive working environment, in which individuals are given the autonomy to develop their own areas and work to their particular strengths.
We aim to put the community and the local economy at the heart of all its work, so our challenge today is to integrate socio-economic well-being into our traditional National Park purposes of protecting and conserving the environment.
In July 2017 we opened The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, the most significant initiative to be undertaken in rural Northumberland in a lifetime and the largest undertaking by any National Park.
Our ambition is nothing less than to transform how people of all ages and all backgrounds experience our great landscape.
We offer a wide range of work life balance policies and flexi time. We are signed up to a childcare voucher scheme enabling employees to receive tax benefits on child care costs.
We are also committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and have invested significantly in a mental health awareness programme. We have signed up to the time to change pledge to reduce stigma, appointed wellbeing advocates and provide counselling to any employee who needs it.
We also have recently launched a ‘Health at Work’ strategy to provide comprehensive wellbeing initiatives to staff including a health cash plan and walking meetings.