A unique opportunity for an individual with a passion for the Yorkshire Dales is becoming available with the retirement of the current Administrator of the Yorkshire Dales Society, Anne Webster.
Based in Settle, the Yorkshire Dales Society is an independent charity which operates to protect, conserve and promote the Dales. It provides a voice for people who care about the Dales to be heard at local and national level, enabling them to be represented in local consultations, planning and decision making.
As distinct from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, it often acts as an arbiter and regulator of the government’s policy and is at the forefront on many initiatives which seek to champion and sustain the Dales as a place to live and work whilst preserving the unique heritage of this special landscape.
Colin Speakman, a founding member of the Yorkshire Dales Society explains the role of the Administrator which becomes available on 1st December: “The Society has a large number of volunteers which carry out work on its behalf. Aspects of their activity span a wide range of issues, from affordable housing, transport and employment through to access, land erosion and light pollution, so organizing our volunteers in terms of their abilities and interest is rewarding and varied. Running the Society’s office, looking after the website, arranging monthly events and helping to produce a quarterly magazine all come within the Administrator’s remit. It means we are looking for someone who is not only motivated to support the Dales but has a range of office and social skills.”
The position is a part time role worked over a minimum of three days a week and applications for the post are welcomed before the closing date of 30th September. More information on the work of the Yorkshire Dales Society can be found on the charity’s website www.yds.org.uk and application forms for the Administrator’s role are available from 01729 825600.