A member of staff


Working in the Broads is very special.

There are lots of different career paths within the varied work of the Broads Authority from rangers and ecologists to press, finance and planning officers. Find out more about who we are and how we work.

We are open and transparent about our recruitment process. We have a policy for recruiting and strive to ensure equal opportunities.

Secretary of State member

In addition to any current vacancies listed the Secretary of State is looking for a new member to contribute to the leadership, scrutiny and direction of the Broads Authority and further our statutory purposes. In addition to the person specification which applies to  all Secretary of State appointees to national park authorities and areas of oustanding natural beauty, you need a good understanding of natural environment issues including nature conservation and biodiversity.

You can read more about becoming a Secretary of State member and apply for the position here.

This is not a salaried role but there is a modest allowance and payment of reasonable expenses.

Current vacancies

  • Head of Communications

    This is an exciting opportunity working at a Senior level across the organisation to guide and direct the Authority’s approach to internal/external communications to a wide variety of audiences.

    You will provide practical advice and support to the Chief Executive and Management Team in respect of PR, public affairs, publicity issues on a day-to-day basis and event management, whilst also fostering good relationships with the media and the Authority’s key external stakeholders locally and nationally.

    Closing date 30 March 2017

  • HR & Payroll Co-ordinator

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our small HR Team. You will provide a comprehensive HR support service for around 140 employees and ensure an accurate and timely monthly payroll submission is provided to our outsourced provider.

    Closing date 07 April 2017

Application forms and notes

Please note that we only accept applications for advertised vacancies using the official application form. We are unable to process speculative employment enquiries and we do not keep prospective CVs on file.

If you are applying for one of our current vacancies you might find our application guidance notes helpful. You will also be required to submit a Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which helps us ensure equal opportunities for all.

What happens when you apply?

  • We shortlist to specific criteria which is set by the job description and person specification.
  • We hold interviews with two to three panel members, where we ask questions to explore experiences and competencies.
  • Sometimes we ask for a short presentation or a practical exercise.
  • We carefully choose the person we want to appoint based on their interview and experiences matched to the job requirement.
  • We offer the job by telephone and follow up with a formal conditional written offer.