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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 which includes keeping your information safe and we strive to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Current vacancies

  • Operations Technician

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to assist with the maintenance of the Broads National Park. The successful candidate will join the Maintenance team and will need good boat handling skills, plant operation experience and/or experience of operating agricultural machinery.

    Closing date 25 February 2019

  • Receptionist

    First impressions count, so being the welcoming face of the Broads Authority is an important job and we have a rare opportunity for a part time receptionist.

    Closing date 25 February 2019

  • Ranger

    The Broads is an internationally important and protected wetland environment with status equivalent to a national park. The area is of special value for its wildlife and landscape beauty and for its important navigation interest managing the iconic Broads waterways. We are seeking an outstanding, professional, enthusiastic and committed individual to fill this exciting opportunity in the Ranger team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in countryside and waterways management.

    Closing date 13 March 2019

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 an 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.


Whether you are passionate about nature and looking to get involved with the work of the Broads Authority for leisure, or want to develop a route into a paid role, then volunteering could be perfect for you.

Volunteers are an essential part of what we do and who we are, offering an invaluable resource in maintaining the scenic waterways, assisting visitors and supporting our efforts to look after the Broads National Park.

We have a number of different roles to suit a variety of needs and are often recruiting for new volunteers so make sure you visit our current opportunities page.