Community Project Officer

Interested in improving health and access to nature for communities in North Yorkshire? We're looking for a motivated individual to join North Yorkshire County Council to help deliver an exciting health and nature project, Discoveries on Your Doorstep. 

Part-time – 21 hours per week | Fixed term for 15 months to 31 March 2022. Secondment welcome
Salary: £28,474- £30,426 (pro rata) | 8% pension contribution | Paycare Health Plan
Northallerton based with occasional base elsewhere across the project area. During COVID-19 restrictions the position will be home based and access to a place to work and broadband will be required

We’re looking for someone with a background in health and wellbeing and a passion for the natural environment to inspire communities in North Yorkshire to get outdoors and discover nature on their doorstep.

Meadow walk

Leading the Discoveries on Your Doorstep project, this role will involve managing the existing programme of walk of trails and activities in Scarborough and Selby, and rolling these out in the Harrogate district, to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for local communities.

An interest in addressing the wider determinants of health, enthusiasm for physical activity, active travel and the natural environment are all important in this role.

You will also need to foster strong networks and partnerships, working effectively as part of the public health team at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and with members of the North Yorkshire and York Local Nature Partnership to deliver the project.  

The post will be hosted by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) on behalf of NYCC and the North Yorkshire and York Local Nature Partnership.

How to apply

Further information about the role and an application form can be downloaded here:

Please send your completed application and monitoring form to email: or by post to:

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Old Post Office, Main Street, Clapham
via Lancaster, LA2 8DP

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 27 November 2020
Interview date: Monday 7 December

For further information on the post please contact: Ruth Everson  01609 797027 or Matthew Millington 01609 532127

For further information on the hosting role and/or recruitment process please contact:Isobel Hall 015242 51002


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