National Park Seeks New Member

The search is on for a new colleague to join the North York Moors National Park Authority’s team of Members – an influential group of people who play a major role in shaping the direction of the Authority. The appointments will be made by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), The Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, later this year.

Candidates will be expected to have a good awareness of the issues affecting National Parks generally and a clear understanding of National Park purposes.

The National Park Authority’s 20 Members are responsible for big decisions on the North York Moors’ strategic management including wildlife, archaeology, education, planning, recreation and communications. Five of the Authority’s Members are appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The remainder are elected by parish councils and local authorities within the North York Moors.

The appointment will start in June and is for up to four years. The position is unsalaried, although an allowance and expenses are provided. Members are asked to commit between two and three days a month to Authority work.

Jim Bailey, Chairman of the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:

“Members play a key role in setting policies and priorities for the National Park Authority and ensuring that money is well spent!”


Recruitment for the new Secretary of State Member starts on 22 February 2017 and will close at noon on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 with interviews to be held on 24 April 2017. Further information on how to apply can be found at or call 01439 772700 or email

More information on the current Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority is available at: