Broads ecologist examines some plant matter using a handheld magnifier

Working for the Broads Authority and helping to look after the precious landscapes of the Broads National Park is very special.

There are lots of different career paths within the varied work of the Authority, from Rangers and Ecologists to Press, Finance and Planning Officers.

Whether your skills lie in the office-environment, or you want to get out into the field, we encourage you to check out our current job vacancies below.

Find out more about working for us and our extensive staff benefits package, and read 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 and Construction teams and will need excellent boat handling skills including large vessels, piling and waterways construction work. There is a wide range of skills listed in the job description, we don’t expect applicants to have all these skills and training will be provided.

    Closing date 25 September 2023

  • Biodiversity Net Gain Officer

    Mandatory biodiversity net gain (BNG) presents a significant opportunity for development in the Broads to deliver long-term benefits to biodiversity and nature recovery. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Strategic Services Directorate for this newly created post as Biodiversity Net Gain Officer.

    Closing date 27 September 2023

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 volunteering opportunities page.