Dartmoor national park’s boss has announced he will step down this year.

Dr Nick Atkinson will step down as chief executive of the park authority in September after 33 years with the body, 16 of them as top officer.

The authority is now inviting applications for the job, with a closing date of 18 May.

Nigel Hoskin, chairman of Dartmoor National Park Authority, said: “Under the leadership of Nick Atkinson the authority has gained a deserved reputation for on-the-ground delivery and for its strength of partnership working.

“The vacancy arising from his forthcoming retirement is an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead the Dartmoor National Park Authority and to continue to build on, develop and drive forward strategic plans and maximise our impact at local, regional and national levels.”

According to the authority’s website: “You must have experience of managing at a senior level in a multi-discipline environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to make and seize opportunities and to deliver a high quality service.”

And, presumably, speak fluent managementbabble.

The job pays about £70,000, so if your environments are multi-disciplined, why not seize that opportunity by checking out the authority’s website and follow the chief executive link.