Craven is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a rich cultural heritage
the majority of which lies within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Craven District Council covers the southern part of the Yorkshire Dales, the
upper parts of Airedale, Wharfedale and Ribblesdale as well as the Wenning Valley
near Bentham. The biggest centre is Skipton, a thriving and bustling market
town. The district is mainly agricultural, but industry is encouraged, particularly
in Skipton and the larger towns and villages.
Craven District Council employs approximately 250 people and is based on two
main sites within Skipton. The Council aims to conserve the environment and
work with communities and partners to, create a prosperous future, deliver excellent
services and improve the quality of life for all. Craven District Council believes
in valuing people and investing in their employees to help them reach their
The council has been assessed as 'Fair' following a recent CPA inspection and
described as a changing Council "with very good prospects for improvement".
With a new Chief Executive and revised management team, it is an exciting time
to join. As a small District Council employees get the chance to broaden their
skills and gain real hands on experience within a supportive organisation committed
to continuous improvement.
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