A member of staff

Working in the Broads National Park 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 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.

Whitlingham Charitable Trust vacancies

In collaboration with the Whitlingham Charitable Trust, the Broads Authority is looking to appoint four trustees to join the Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in the development and management of the very successful Whitlingham Country Park on the edge of Norwich.

For more information please see our Committees webpage.

The closing date for applications is 16 June, with interviews held on 22 June 2023.

Current vacancies

  • Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

    We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Strategic Services Directorate as our Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer. This role will see you continue the implementation of the successful programme - Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL). Created by Defra as part of the Agricultural Transition Plan, FiPL helps farmers, land managers and others to deliver projects in the Protected Landscape under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

    Closing date 01 June 2023

  • Visitor Services Officer (Liana Trip Boat Skipper)

    The purpose of this role is to skipper the Broads Authority’s Liana electric trip boat on the river Bure at Ranworth providing a commentary to visitors. In addition, there is a requirement to assist with visitor mooring on the staithe and to provide lunchtime cover at the Ranworth visitor information centre giving a welcoming and comprehensive information service.

    Closing date 07 June 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.