Cairngorms National Park
Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park is an iconic landscape, home to over 18,000 people and attracting 1.92 million visitors every year, and it is our duty, along with many others, to look after and enhance this special place for the people of Scotland. Along with delivering our two statutory duties of planning and outdoor access, we provide a number of services to support the Park’s businesses, land owners and local communities.

Current vacancies

Top job! Director of Planning and Place

  • Full time or Part time
  • £66,021 – £76,716
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 14th March 2024

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park is an incredible place to live and work. The UK’s largest national park is home to over 25% of the UK’s rare and endangered species, four of the UK’s top five highest mountains, the largest Caledonian forest and some of Scotland’s most iconic rivers. It is a truly unique landscape and this is an exceptional role for the right person.

Alongside its spectacular nature, the National Park is home to 18,000 residents and over 1,000 businesses, alongside the nearly two million people who visit the area each year. This role is a great opportunity for the right person to ensure that the Park Authority’s key services deliver for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

There are some key issues facing the National Park around affordable housing, transport infrastructure and managing for visitors, and this role will be instrumental in shaping our approach in these areas.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a fantastic place to work and offers great opportunities to grow your career. The Park Authority is listed in the UK’s top 100 best not- for-profit companies to work for. We’re dedicated to both this fantastic place and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Planning and Place to make a lasting and positive impact to the work of the Park Authority and to the future of this incredible National Park.

The Role:

As the Director of Planning and Place, you will provide strategic leadership, clear organisational vision and long-term direction for the Park Authority on Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services, and ensure operational effectiveness within these areas.

You will ensure the Park Authority’s Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services teams provide a high quality service for all external customers and ensure a high standard of corporate governance and service delivery, including financial and staff management.

You will oversee the delivery of strategic partnerships with other organisations and delivery of key programme and projects, with a view to achieving successful implementation of the National Park Partnership Plan and the National Park Authority’s Corporate and Operational Plans.

If you are keen to be the Director of Planning and Place – playing a key role in the management of the Park Authority and the wider National Park – and can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

Equalities:

The Park Authority is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are also a Disability Confident committed employer: if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances, the Park Authority appoints on merit-based evidence that the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

Park Authority Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Director of Planning and Place, you:

  • Must have a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline;
  • Must have excellent leadership, management, organisational, analytical, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Must have experience of developing and implementing policy in any one or more of a number of relevant subjects in the general area of Planning, Rural Development or Visitor Services;
  • Must have a good understanding of the Park Authority’s role in delivering the National Park Partnership Plan, and the importance as well as the practical implications of working in partnership;
  • Should be an innovative thinker, able to generate or seek out through discussion with others, new ideas and new ways of approaching problems. Must be capable of assessing complex policy issues and developing solutions;
  • Must have experience of managing staff with a range of seniority and with different specialisms and be able to foster their further development within the organisation;
  • Must have the initiative, vision and drive to develop the role alongside the evolution of the Park Authority, and to make a positive contribution to creating the culture and reputation of the whole organisation;
  • Must be recognised as an organisational expert in at least one of these major functional business areas, Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services, commensurate with providing a lead in these areas for the Park Authority;
  • Full UK driving licence or access to driver if disability prevents driving;
  • Permission to work in the UK.

More Information

For more information on the post please contact the Grant Moir, CEO on 01479 870509.

Shortlist

Sustainable Transport Manager

  • Full time
  • £42,428 – £49,118
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 4th March 2024

The Park Authority is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and over 70 partners on its Cairngorms 2030 (C2030) programme. Inspired by the Gaelic word Dùthchas – meaning the deep-rooted connection between people and nature – Cairngorms 2030 will put the power to tackle the climate and nature crisis in the hands of people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park.

Through 20 long-term projects, the Cairngorms will become the first national park in the UK to reach – and go beyond – net zero carbon emissions. We will do this by:

  • Transforming the way land is managed and used to benefit people and nature.
  • Empowering communities to shape the future of their local area.
  • Making getting around the Cairngorms easier, safer and greener.
  • Fostering healthier, happier communities with wellbeing at their heart.

In the Cairngorms National Park, people and nature will thrive together.

We are opening recruitment for the post of Knowledge Exchange Coordinator which one of several posts to deliver this programme.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Visitor Services team who are committed to people and nature thriving together.. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainable Transport Manager to join the CNPA and lead the delivery of the Transport components within the Place theme of the Cairngorms 2030 programme.

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

The Role:

As the Sustainable Transport Manager, you will lead the delivery of the Transport components within the Place theme of the Cairngorms 2030 programme.

You will reporting to the Head of the Cairngorms 2030 programme and have overall responsibility for delivery of the transport programme within Cairngorms 2030. This will be across the 4 multifaceted projects, covering: delivering new Active travel Infrastructure, instigating sustainable travel initiatives, making the Cairngorms more cycle friendly and encouraging a step change in travel behaviours. Therefore, ensuring that the Cairngorms National Park becomes a rural exemplar for Active and Sustainable travel.

You will be responsible for all the Programme management functions including programme planning, task management, financial forecasting and budget control. You will also develop match funding applications and manage subsequent grant awards and their conditions.

As the postholder you will prepare tender briefs and specifications for both high value, technical construction and for consultancy or goods/services contracts. As well as procuring construction and services contracts to the required public sector standards including tender assessment and awarding contracts, followed by the subsequent management of contracts including dealing with emerging contractual and legal issues.

You will also manage multiple strategic relationships with external funders and partners in particular Local Authorities and Regional Transport Partnerships, giving opportunities for networking and building strong working relationships.

So, if you are keen to be our Sustainable Transport Manager and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme – some of the benefits include:
  • member contribution rates among the lowest in the public sector
  • tax relief on your contributions
  • generous employer contributions
  • a secure, inflation-proof pension for life, with no investment uncertainty
  • the option of tax-free lump sum on retirement
  • potential access to ill health and injury benefits if you become too ill to work
  • life assurance cover
  • benefits for loved ones and dependants
  • options to increase your pension
  • keeping all your pensions in one place by transferring in a pension you have built up elsewhere
  • support from our trusted charity partners
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Sustainable Transport Manager, you’ll need:

  • Recognised qualification at degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Significant, relevant demonstrable experience in the development and delivery of infrastructure projects from the perspective of the client or contractor (including contract and risk management, and management of technical advisors).
  • Proven experience of delivering programme management responsibilities including the coordination and completion of concurrent projects on time, within budget and within scope, ideally in an active travel, road construction or transport related environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of public sector procurement ideally in relation to infrastructure construction projects, including medium/high value works contracts.
  • Ability to manage teams and have influence across the organisation and experience of providing advice and support to senior management.
  • An excellent team-player, demonstrating experience of delivering complex and successful projects involving a range of partners; public, private and ‘third sector’
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentational;
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • IT skills – word processing, spread sheets, data bases;
  • Experience of health, safety and environmental management, including CDM regulations.
  • Full UK driving licence or access to driver if disability prevents driving.
  • Permission to work in the UK

Membership of a relevant professional organisation such as ICE, IMeche, CHIT or TPS; Project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or MSP; Prior experience of managing Places for Everyone funded projects; IT skills – project management software; An understanding of the purpose and aims of the Cairngorms National Park and knowledge of the Gaelic language would be beneficial to your application.

Shortlist

Sustainable Transport Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,152 – £41,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 18th March 2024

The Park Authority is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and over 70 partners on its Cairngorms 2030 (C2030) programme. Inspired by the Gaelic word Dùthchas – meaning the deep-rooted connection between people and nature – Cairngorms 2030 will put the power to tackle the climate and nature crisis in the hands of people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park.

Through 20 long-term projects, the Cairngorms will become the first national park in the UK to reach – and go beyond – net zero carbon emissions. We will do this by:

  • Transforming the way land is managed and used to benefit people and nature.
  • Empowering communities to shape the future of their local area.
  • Making getting around the Cairngorms easier, safer and greener.
  • Fostering healthier, happier communities with wellbeing at their heart.

In the Cairngorms National Park, people and nature will thrive together.

We are opening recruitment for the post of Knowledge Exchange Coordinator which one of several posts to deliver this programme.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Visitor Services team who are committed to people and nature thriving together.. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a fantastic place to work and offers great opportunities to grow your career. The Park Authority is listed in the UK’s top 100 best not- for-profit companies to work for. We’re dedicated to both this fantastic place and our employees.

The Role:

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainable Transport Officer to join the Park Authority.

Reporting to the Sustainable Transport Manager, you will provide coordination and support for the development and implementation of the Place and People theme projects focusing on Active Travel.

The postholder will contribute to the delivery of the Active Travel and Sustainable Transport projects included in the Cairngorms 2030 programme.

For more information about what this role involves, please refer to the job description.

Equalities:

The Park Authority is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are also a Disability Confident committed employer: if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances, the Park Authority appoints on merit-based evidence that the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

Park Authority Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme – some of the benefits include:
    • member contribution rates among the lowest in the public sector
    • tax relief on your contributions
    • generous employer contributions
    • a secure, inflation-proof pension for life, with no investment uncertainty
    • the option of tax-free lump sum on retirement
    • potential access to ill health and injury benefits if you become too ill to work
    • life assurance cover
    • benefits for loved ones and dependants
    • options to increase your pension
    • keeping all your pensions in one place by transferring in a pension you have built up elsewhere
    • support from our trusted charity partners
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Sustainable Transport Officer, you will have:

  • Experience and knowledge of Active Travel infrastructure design, development and construction, preferably in the rural context.
  • Experience and knowledge of delivering sustainable travel initiatives and solutions including undertaking STAG studies, public transport, community transport or multi modal journey initiatives.
  • Project management experience, including managing short-term contracts with specific experience of contracting and managing active travel and path design specialists.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of stakeholders in the public and private sector.
  • Experience of undertaking consultation with partners, interest groups and coordinating community engagement events
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentational
  • IT skills – word processing, spread-sheets, databases
  • Full UK driving licence or access to driver if disability prevents driving.
  • Permission to work in the UK

If you are keen to be the Sustainable Transport Officer and can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

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Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,221 – £34,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 12th February 2024

The Park Authority is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and over 70 partners on its Cairngorms 2030 (C2030) programme. Inspired by the Gaelic word Dùthchas – meaning the deep-rooted connection between people and nature – Cairngorms 2030 will put the power to tackle the climate and nature crisis in the hands of people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park.

Through 20 long-term projects, the Cairngorms will become the first national park in the UK to reach – and go beyond – net zero carbon emissions. We will do this by:

  • Transforming the way land is managed and used to benefit people and nature.
  • Empowering communities to shape the future of their local area.
  • Making getting around the Cairngorms easier, safer and greener.
  • Fostering healthier, happier communities with wellbeing at their heart.

In the Cairngorms National Park, people and nature will thrive together.

We are opening recruitment for the post of Knowledge Exchange Coordinator which one of several posts to deliver this programme.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for Knowledge Exchange Coordinator to join the CNPA and collect, collate, analyse and report on the monitoring and evaluation data for the C2030 projects.

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

The Role:

As the Knowledge Exchange Coordinator you will support the design and implementation of a comprehensive, effective monitoring and evaluation framework for the C2030 Programme, the CNPA’s Corporate Plan and its coordination of the National Park Partnership Plan.

You will develop indicator methodologies and collect monitoring and evaluation data, check that schedule and consistency of data collection is adhered to, carry out surveys and in person data collection and explore different approaches for data collection that are appropriate to different data subjects/ communities. Meaning that you will have a real understanding of the C2030 Programme and wider Corporate Plans.

So, if you are keen to be the Knowledge Exchange Coordinator to collect, collate, analyse and report on the monitoring and evaluation data for the C2030 projects and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, you’ll need:

  • Experience of data collection and management;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentational;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support others with following procedures;
  • Ability to solve problems and tenacity in overcoming issues;
  • IT skills – word processing, spread sheets;
  • Permission to work in the UK

Experience of engaging with a wide range of people; experience of data analysis and presenting the information; IT skills – data bases, Microsoft 365 apps including SharePoint, Lists would be beneficial to your application.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community Engagement Coordinator x 2

  • Full time
  • £30,221 – £34,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 12th February 2024

The Park Authority has secured NLHF funding for its Cairngorms 2030 (C2030) programme. Inspired by the Gaelic word Dùthchas – meaning the deep-rooted connection between people and nature – Cairngorms 2030 is putting the power to tackle the climate and nature crisis in the hands of people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park. The programme will put local people at the heart of decision-making; work with land managers to restore and enhance landscapes; make getting around the Park easier, safer and greener; and foster healthier, happier communities with wellbeing at their heart. Cairngorms 2030 is an unprecedented partnership of over 70 organisations and is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

We are opening recruitment for the posts of Community Engagement Coordinator (2 posts), which are part of several roles to deliver this programme.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Rural Development team who are committed to people and nature thriving together.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for Community Engagement Coordinator (2 posts) to join the CNPA to lead on the effective engagement required across the 20 C2030 projects.

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

The Role:

As a Community Engagement Coordinator you will work alongside the Engagement Officer, C2030 Project Officers, the Communications Coordinator and consultants as required, to enable meaningful engagement to take place in a cohesive way across the programme, while testing and reviewing new methods of engagement across the programme as appropriate, and reporting on the learning and review of engagement methods.

You will be responsible for delivering engagement activity, working with the Communications Coordinator to develop and create engagement materials and resources for a variety of C2030 Projects. This will include the facilitation of events, workshops and engagement sessions and working alongside project managers to gain understanding of the specific project outcomes. All of this engagement will reflect our brand guidelines and accessibility standards as minimum, with a focus on engaging with key audiences including LGBT+, young people, ethnic minorities and less heard voices within the Park.

So, if you are keen to be a Community Engagement Coordinator, leading on the effective engagement required across the 20 C2030 projects and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as one of our Community Engagement Coordinators, you’ll need:

  • Considerable experience of delivering and developing community /stakeholder engagement, and reporting on outcomes of engagement.
  • Experience of delivering a project on time and on budget.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, but also individually to complete tasks.
  • Real attention to detail and ability to establish and follow clear processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both presentation and written, with an ability to work constructively with a range of internal officers and partners.
  • Good proactive networker outside and inside the organisation
  • Good team player
  • Computer literate – able to use Microsoft Office suite, website CMS e.g. Wordpress and e-newsletter software e.g. Mailchimp
  • Full UK driving licence or access to driver if disability prevents driving
  • Permission to work in the UK

A degree, or equivalent, in marketing, public engagement or related field; understanding of issues relating to rural Scotland or the Cairngorms National Park; experience of organising events for specific groups of people; experience working with qualitative and quantitative data for research purposes; and knowledge of Gaelic would be beneficial to your application.

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This vacancy has now closed

Communications Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,221 – £34,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 12th February 2024

The Park Authority has secured NLHF funding for its Cairngorms 2030 (C2030) programme. Inspired by the Gaelic word Dùthchas – meaning the deep-rooted connection between people and nature – Cairngorms 2030 is putting the power to tackle the climate and nature crisis in the hands of people who live, visit and work in the UK’s largest national park. The programme will put local people at the heart of decision-making; work with land managers to restore and enhance landscapes; make getting around the Park easier, safer and greener; and foster healthier, happier communities with wellbeing at their heart. Cairngorms 2030 is an unprecedented partnership of over 70 organisations and is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

We are opening recruitment for the posts of Communications Coordinator, which is one of several roles to deliver this programme.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Communications team who are committed to providing the highest quality information experience for our varied audiences, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for Communications Coordinator to join the CNPA and be the day-to-day lead for communications relating to the five-year Cairngorms 2030 programme.

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

The Role:

As the Communications Coordinator you will work closely with the wider Communications team, C2030 Engagement staff, project partners and appointed consultants, you will have an eye for a good story and create compelling content to showcase the programme as it develops.

You will help coordinate communications activity and ensure it is timely, audience-focused, and appropriately rolled out to the communities, groups and individuals we need to engage in C2030.

So, if you are keen to be the Communications Coordinator, being the day-to-day lead for communications relating to the five-year C2030 programme and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Communication Coordinator, you’ll need:

  • Experience of managing or co-ordinating comms for a variety of projects and / or events
  • Excellent communication skills, both presentation and written, with an ability to work constructively with a range of partners
  • Real attention to detail and ability to establish and follow clear processes
  • Experience of creating content for a wide range of digital and offline platforms
  • Good proactive networker outside and inside the organisation
  • Good team player
  • Computer literate – able to use Microsoft Office suite, website CMS e.g. Craft / Wordpress and e-newsletter software e.g. Mailchimp.
  • Permission to work in UK

Experience of working with social media to engage with identified target audiences; Experience of organising events for specific groups of people, with a particular emphasis on engaging under-represented groups; Experience working with qualitative and quantitative data for research purposes; Knowledge of Gaelic; Degree or equivalent qualification in marketing, public engagement or related field; Understanding of issues relating to the Cairngorms National Park; and, Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving would be beneficial to your application.

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Clerk to the Board

  • Full time
  • £30,221 – £34,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 13th February 2024

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the highest quality people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Clerk to the Board to join the CNPA to oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings.

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

The Role:

As the Clerk to the Board you will provide support to the Board including ensuring that papers and reports are of high quality and published within deadlines for statutory committees, which can involve influencing staff at a higher level to adhere to procedures regarding quality and deadlines. This means you should have great organisational and time keeping skills.

You will ensure that Board/Committee/Governance meetings and events are set up and delivered to a high standard, including overseeing other staff to deliver this where appropriate, and produce accurate and concise minutes which accurately record: complex, strategic-level information; the discussions around agenda items; and the actions of meetings meaning you will have a great eye for detail and develop good working relationships with other CNPA colleagues.

You will provide support to the convener and deputy as required including mailbox and diary management and responding to straightforward queries and requests and oversee the management of Board members’ calendars and diaries and forward plan a schedule of events/committees. Affording you the opportunity to understand the administration of the National Park Authority.

So, if you are keen to be the Clerk to the Board, to oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Clerk to the Board, you’ll need:

  • Experience of working in an administrative or PA support role in a busy customer focused environment;
  • Must be able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner;
  • Working knowledge of office information systems, including the ability to produce statistical and management information when required;
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work pro-actively to manage any issues which may arise.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills, and experience of writing minutes of meetings;
  • Computer and IT literate; and,
  • Flexible approach to working patterns some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Permission to work in the UK

Knowledge of the Gaelic language would be beneficial to your application.

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Equality Advisory Panel Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Flexible
  • Closing 27th August 2023

At Cairngorms National Park Authority we have an ambitious programme of delivering transformational change as we tackle the climate emergency and nature crisis and strive to be the best small public sector organisation in Scotland. We know we can only do this if we are fully inclusive and representative of all our visitors, staff and communities. We have a strong foundation in equality and inclusion coupled with a proud history of developing a Park for All but we also know we can do better and aspire to lead the way locally and nationally in our sector.

We are inviting expressions of interest for members to join our Equality Advisory Panel to support us in our journey to create a fully inclusive Park Authority. We want members who have background knowledge and experience in equality and diversity and who can give us evidence based advice on best practice so we can truly deliver the best for our visitors, communities and staff across all protected characteristics.

Who are you?

You have a passion for equality and diversity and a desire to influence organisational strategy. You will have experience of delivering equality approaches for protected and disadvantaged groups either in your work or voluntary roles. You’ll know how to signpost to best equality practice and challenge us to improve. You may be looking for some experience working with National Parks or public sector organisations at a strategic level. Our panel is currently under represented by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and LGBTQ+ communities and we would encourage applications from candidates with professional or personal knowledge, skills and experience in these areas.

Commitment

We want people to give advice and guidance through a virtual forum which meets ten times a year as well as providing support outside of scheduled meetings. The overall commitment is no more than 5 hours a month. This is a voluntary role, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be covered.

If you this sounds like you and you want to know more please contact us at equalities@cairngorms.co.uk

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Digital Projects Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,721 – £33,476
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 12th April 2023

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Communications team who are committed to providing the highest quality information experience for our varied audiences, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Projects Coordinator to join the CNPA to develop and maintain a family of Cairngorms National Park and Park Authority websites, including the redevelopment of cairngorms.co.uk.

The Role:

As the Digital Projects Coordinator you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a family of Cairngorms National Park and Park Authority websites, including the redevelopment of cairngorms.co.uk. Meaning that you will help to ensure the smooth organisational communications operation of the CNPA.

You will coordinate the design, delivery, testing and evaluation of a suite of digital platforms that meet the needs of the organisation and our target audiences, and ensure the Park Authority leads the way in adopting and sharing best practice in areas such as web accessibility, search engine optimisation and user experience. This means you will understand our audiences varied needs and have opportunities to develop great working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

So, if you are keen to be our Digital Projects Coordinator and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Digital Projects Coordinator, you’ll need:

  • Knowledge and experience of website and app design, including the use of PHP, HTML and Javascript, as well as database development
  • Knowledge and experience of building, configuring, maintaining, analysing and optimising websites
  • Understanding of the principles of user experience design and testing, and experience of their application
  • Able to monitor industry trends, technologies and standards and be able to research, recommend and apply new technologies as they emerge
  • A thorough knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques, and of Google tools including Adwords, Analytics and Google Display Network
  • Demonstrable project management skills, including budget management
  • Good communication skills, both presentation and written
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and enthusiastic (willing and able to take the initiative)
  • Permission to work in the UK

A recognised qualification to degree standard or equivalent in website design / development, computer science, graphic design or equivalent; experience of running and evaluating online marketing campaigns and interest or experience in photography, videography and digital content creation would be beneficial to your application.

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Top job! Information Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,796 – £47,229
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 23rd March 2023

Equalities:

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.

We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit-based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Information Manager to join the CNPA, to take a lead on and embed best practice to information management and governance.

The Role:

As the Information Manager you will lead on updating the organisational approach and embed best practice to information management and governance. Ensuring that all information, data, records, and requests for access to those records handled by the CNPA are effectively managed in accordance with statutory requirements and internal policies. Meaning that you will get an in-depth knowledge of a National Park Authority and its inner workings.

You will improve and develop policies and processes relating to freedom of information, environmental information, data protection, and records management, in accordance with legal requirements and associated best practice guidance appropriately tailored to the Park Authority’s resources and requirements to ensure effective and efficient operation. Meaning that you will help to ensure the smooth organisational operation of the CNPA.

Amongst other responsibilities, you will provide training and improve staff awareness and engagement with relevant policies and policies, and will regularly report key performance information to the Executive Team and relevant statutory bodies. Meaning that you will get to build strong internal relationships across the organisation.

So, if you are keen to be our Information Manager and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Information Manager, you’ll need:

  • A degree level qualification (e.g. MA/MSc) in a relevant subject, for example, Records or Information Management, Information Governance Law or demonstrable equivalent relevant training and experience of the areas of work for which the role is responsible
  • Experience of handling freedom of information requests and environmental information requests.
  • Experience of handling complaints and corresponding with members of the public in an empathetic and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, Data Protection Act 1998 and Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.
  • Ability to work flexibly using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent written skills, ability to draft complex complaint and information responses as well as creating and revising policies and procedures to comply with information legislation
  • Ability to apply judgement in the application of specialist knowledge to advise and inform staff at all levels of the requirements of information legislation
  • IT skills – word processing, spread sheets, data bases;
  • Full UK driving licence or access to driver if disability prevents driving.
  • Permission to work in the UK

Experience of fulfilling the requirements of the role of Data Protection Officer as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018, knowledge and experience of records management in the digital environment including achieving practical records management outcomes and developing staff awareness and capability and experience of liaising with the Scottish Information Commissioner or Scottish Public Services Ombudsman on appeal cases relating to information requests would be beneficial to your application.

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Clerk to the Board (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £27,830 – £32,438 pro-rata
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 21st November 2022

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Clerk to the Board (Maternity Cover) to join the CNPA and oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings.

The Role:

As the Clerk to the Board you will provide support to the Board including ensuring that papers and reports are of high quality and published within deadlines for statutory committees, which can involve influencing staff at a higher level to adhere to procedures regarding quality and deadlines. This means you should have great organisational and time keeping skills.

You will ensure that Board/Committee/Governance meetings and events are set up and delivered to a high standard, including overseeing other staff to deliver this where appropriate, and produce accurate and concise minutes which accurately record: complex, strategic-level information; the discussions around agenda items; and the actions of meetings meaning you will have a great eye for detail and develop good working relationships with other CNPA colleagues.

You will provide support to the convener and deputy as required including mailbox and diary management and responding to straightforward queries and requests and oversee the management of Board members’ calendars and diaries and forward plan a schedule of events/committees. Affording you the opportunity to understand the administration of the National Park Authority.

So, if you are keen to be the Clerk to the Board, overseeing the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

· Civil service pension scheme

· 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays

· Professional development

· Flexible working

· Cycle to work scheme

· Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Clerk to the Board, you’ll need:

- Experience of working in an administrative or PA support role in a busy customer focused environment;

- Must be able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner;

- Working knowledge of office information systems, including the ability to produce statistical and management information when required;

- Must have an in-depth knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;

- Strong problem solving skills and ability to work pro-actively to manage any issues which may arise.

- Good Communication and Interpersonal skills;

- Computer and IT literate; and,

- Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.

- Flexible approach to working patterns some weekend and evening work may be required.

- Permission to work in the UK

Knowledge of Gaelic would be beneficial to your application.

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Top job! Head of Finance and Corporate Operations

  • Full time or Part time
  • £46,229 – £52,827
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 11th August 2022

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Finance and Corporate Operations to join the CNPA, to head the Finance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Corporate Governance functions of the Authority, working with the Director of Corporate Services & Deputy Chief Executive.

The Role:

As the Head of Finance and Corporate Operations you will take lead responsibility for managing a programme of work to deliver over time a series of agreed outcomes within the National Park Authority’s Corporate Plan. You will also be accountable for direct managerial control of staff and financial resources. This means you will develop a real understanding of the inner workings of the Authority.

You will lead, develop and inspire your staff to make their contribution to the delivery of the National Park Partnership Plan, and Corporate and Operational Plans in an enthusiastic, dedicated, efficient and professional way, meaning you will be confident in managing your team to give the best possible service provision.

You will take lead responsibility for identifying dependencies whereby successful delivery of your programme of work will require input and/or delivery of outputs from elsewhere in the organisation and take a lead on required internal communications and negotiations required to secure resources required from other areas of the organisation. This means that you will have opportunities to develop great working relationships with colleagues across the wider organisation.

So, if you are keen to be the Head of Finance and Corporate Operations and to head the Finance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Corporate Governance functions of the Authority and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Head of Finance and Corporate Operations, you’ll need:

  • The post-holder must be either a finance or ICT professional, holding either a CCAB accountancy qualification or a professional ICT qualification,
  • The post-holder must show a demonstrable capacity to establish strategic plans and lead teams across both finance and ICT disciplines;
  • The post-holder must have experience of managing staff, and demonstrable ability to lead, motivate and develop staff in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • The post-holder must have the capacity to work autonomously of frequent senior management supervision;
  • The post-holder must be able to demonstrate ability to make sound judgements on the handling of controversial and sensitive issues;
  • The post holder must have an understanding of programme management principles, and in particular be sensitive to and have demonstrable experience of managing issues around programme resourcing where elements of finance and staff resource required, or where delivery of some required outputs, may be dependent on the cooperation of other managers within the organisation;
  • The post-holder must have demonstrable expertise and knowledge of their programme area and evidence the skills and experience to support their delivery of the role;
  • The post-holder must be articulate, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and,
  • Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.
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Digital Content Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £39,878 – £46,167
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 28th June 2022

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Communications team who are committed to providing the highest quality information experience for our varied audiences, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) was recognised as one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Content Manager to join the CNPA and lead our digital communications and strategy.

The Role:

As the Digital Content Manager you will develop a digital content strategy that builds awareness of – and support for – the Cairngorms National Park and the work of the Park Authority. This means you will be responsible for shaping the direction of digital communications.

You will create and curate content across a range of digital channels – from social media to websites and blogs – that meet the needs of our target audiences and gives them a voice, working closely with audience-facing colleagues, partner organisations and other relevant groups / individuals. This means that you will understand our audiences needs and have opportunities to develop great working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

You will line manage the Digital Content Coordinator, meaning you will be confident in leading, managing and inspiring others to give the best possible communications experience to our audiences.

So, if you are keen to be the Digital Content Manager and lead our digital communications and strategy and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Digital Content Manager, you’ll need:

  • Experience of delivering digital marketing and public relations campaigns to engage with identified target audiences, applying relevant market research.
  • Sound understanding of social media channels and awareness / experience of emerging new media technologies.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to manage workloads and delegate where appropriate.
  • IT literate, including experience of using social media management tools (preferably Hootsuite) and knowledge of open-source content management systems (preferably Wordpress)
  • Excellent communication skills, both presentation and written, with the ability to persuade others to support CNPA campaigns.
  • Experience of line managing team members and supporting their personal and professional development.
  • Good proactive networker outside and inside the organisation.
  • Initiative, strategic vision and drive to develop the role and work of the team.
  • Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.

A Degree or equivalent qualification in public relations or marketing or related discipline, knowledge of photo-editing/graphic manipulation software, experience of running behaviour change campaigns, understanding of issues relating to the Cairngorms National Park and its audiences and a Gaelic Language speaker would be beneficial to your application.

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Top job! Governance, Data and Reporting Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £39,178 – £45,666
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 16th May 2022

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Governance, Data & Reporting Manager to join the CNPA and ensure that the Authority’s offices systems, administration and information management operate efficiently and effectively across the organisation, and manage the staff team delivering these services.

The Role:

As the Governance, Data & Reporting Manager you will manage the Project Management Office and will lead the support for project management across the organisation, including designing and coordinating implementation of the Authority’s programme and project management procedures to fit the organisation’s culture and business needs.

You will directly project manage a range of projects initiated to improve our management and storage of records and data, and on the potential procurement and implementation of software systems to support more effective and efficient records management, meaning that you will help shape organisation-wide working practices.

As the Governance, Data and Reporting Manager you will lead on the development and implementation of secure, effective and efficient systems of information and records management that meet best practice and current legislative regulations, including data protection regulations. You will manage the Authority’s customer response systems on information and data protection requests, and will ensure that all requests for information are dealt with effectively and efficiently and that responses meet statutory and policy requirements.

You will have oversight of board arrangements and will line-manage the Executive Support Team (comprising the Clerks to the Board and the team of Personal Assistants who support the Convenor, Chief Executive and Directors) as well as the Project Office Team and the Authority’s administration team. You will have oversight of the effective deployment of this team of staff across the organisation’s support requirements.

So, if you are keen to be the Governance, Data and Reporting Manager, ensuring that the Authority’s offices systems, administration and information management operate efficiently and effectively across the organisation, and managing the staff team delivering these services and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

· Civil service pension scheme

· 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays

· Professional development

· Flexible working

· Cycle to work scheme

· Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Governance, Data & Reporting Manager, you’ll need:

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the capacity to develop positive and effective working relationships with colleagues drawn from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Understanding and demonstrable experience of programme or project management systems and processes, with demonstrable knowledge and experience of use of project management tools;
  • Demonstrable experience of ability to influence the actions of others
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in at least two of the following key function areas :
  • Programme and project management policy and practice
  • data protection,
  • records management and information security,
  • Freedom of Information legislation including Environmental Information requests,
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and developing a team of staff;
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development to support a willingness and capacity to learn in areas which are currently gaps in knowledge and understanding.
  • Initiative, vision and drive to develop innovative approaches and solutions to organisational requirements.
  • Demonstrable ability to make sound judgements on the handling of sensitive issues;
  • Experience of effectively managing a varied workload to a variety of deadlines;
  • Computer literate with good IT skills; and,
  • Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.

Experience of working in a public sector background and of the standards of governance and information management that entails; Understanding and demonstrable experience of project management systems and processes; Knowledge of Health and Safety compliance (IOSH trained); Knowledge of the Cairngorms National Park, and knowledge of Gaelic would be beneficial to your application.

For further information regarding the role and responsibilities, please see the Job Description.

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Executive Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,066 – £38,601
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Support Manager to join the CNPA and provide highly effective and proactive personal business support to the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive, as well as leading Executive Support team, in providing an efficient and pro-active service to the Board and Executive team and the wider organisation.

The Role:

As the Executive Support Manager you will lead and manage the Executive Support team, to provide a professional, pro-active and comprehensive support service to the Board and Executive team, as well as across the organisation. This means you will be confident in leading, managing and inspiring your team to give the best possible service provision.

You will ensure Board and Committee meetings are effectively resourced and supported and work closely with the clerk(s) to the board and senior management to design and implement effective processes to ensure the efficient and high quality delivery of the board programme of work meaning you will have a good eye for detail and develop great working relationships with other CNPA colleagues.

You will be the Personal Assistant to Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive. Affording you the opportunity to demonstrate your organisational skills, whilst gaining an understanding of the the inner workings of the National Park Authority.

So, if you are keen to be the Executive Support Manager, providing a highly effective and proactive personal business support to the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive, as well as leading Executive Support team, in providing an efficient and pro-active service to the Board and Executive team and the wider organisation and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

· Civil service pension scheme - insert link: civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/members/joining-the-civil-service-pension-scheme

· 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays

· Professional development

· Flexible working

· Cycle to work scheme

· Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Executive Support Manager, you’ll need:

- Must have previous experience of managing a team within an administrative environment;

- Experience of providing PA and secretariat support to a Senior Management Team and formal board or committee including preparation of papers and minute taking

- Previous experience of working direct to and influencing senior management, both internal and external

- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

- Excellent interpersonal, organisation and planning skills.

- Information gathering and analysis skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

- Initiative, problem solving and strong decision making ability.

- Ability to work under pressure and prioritising conflicting demands to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work

- Experience of working with confidential or sensitive matters or material

- Must have an in-depth knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;

- Have a pro-active, flexible approach and outlook and be able to apply skills and intellect to a range of tasks and issues.

- Flexible approach to working hours as evening and weekend working may be required occasionally.

A relevant qualification in Administration and Technology, an understanding of the purpose and aims of the National Park, previous experience of working in the Public Sector, previous experience of implementing quality assurance or improvement processes in an administrative environment and knowledge of the Gaelic language would be beneficial to your application.

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Clerk to the Board

  • Part time
  • £27,130 – £31,738 pro-rata
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 25th March 2022

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Corporate Services team who are committed to providing the best people experience, every day. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Clerk to the Board to join the CNPA and oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings.

The Role:

As the Clerk to the Board you will provide support to the Board including ensuring that papers and reports are of high quality and published within deadlines for statutory committees, which can involve influencing staff at a higher level to adhere to procedures regarding quality and deadlines. This means you should have great organisational and time keeping skills.

You will ensure that Board/Committee/Governance meetings and events are set up and delivered to a high standard, including overseeing other staff to deliver this where appropriate, and produce accurate and concise minutes which accurately record: complex, strategic-level information; the discussions around agenda items; and the actions of meetings meaning you will have a great eye for detail and develop good working relationships with other CNPA colleagues.

You will provide support to the convener and deputy as required including mailbox and diary management and responding to straightforward queries and requests and oversee the management of Board members’ calendars and diaries and forward plan a schedule of events/committees. Affording you the opportunity to understand the administration of the National Park Authority.

So, if you are keen to be the Clerk to the Board, overseeing the organisation and efficient delivery of all Board, Committee and governance meetings and events, including supervising other staff to plan, prepare and coordinate these meetings and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Clerk to the Board, you’ll need:

  • Experience of working in an administrative or PA support role in a busy customer focused environment;
  • Must be able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner;
  • Working knowledge of office information systems, including the ability to produce statistical and management information when required;
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work pro-actively to manage any issues which may arise.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills;
  • Computer and IT literate; and,
  • Full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.
  • Flexible approach to working patterns some weekend and evening work may be required.

Knowledge of Gaelic would be beneficial to your application.

For further information regarding this role, please see the job description.

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Equality Advisory Forum Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 8th December 2021

At Cairngorms National Park Authority we have an ambitious programme of delivering transformational change as we tackle the climate emergency and nature crisis and strive to be the best small public sector organisation in Scotland.

We know we can only do this if we are fully inclusive and representative of all our visitors, staff and communities. We have a strong foundation in equality and inclusion coupled with a proud history of developing a Park for All but we also know we can do better and aspire to lead the way locally and nationally in our sector.

We are inviting expressions of interest for members to join our Equality and Inclusion Advisory Panel to support us in our journey to create a fully inclusive Park Authority. We want members who have background knowledge and experience in equality and diversity and who can give us evidence based advice on best practice so we can truly deliver the best for our visitors, communities and staff across all protected characteristics.

Who are you?

You have a passion for equality and diversity and a desire to influence organisational strategy. You will have experience of delivering equality approaches for protected and disadvantaged groups either in your work or voluntary roles. You’ll know how to signpost to best equality practice and challenge us to improve. You may be looking for some experience working with National Parks or public sector organisations at a strategic level.

Our panel is currently under represented in Race, Religion and Transgender protected characteristics and we would encourage applications from candidates with professional or personal knowledge, skills and experience in these areas.

Commitment

We want people to give advice and guidance through a virtual forum which meets ten times a year as well as providing support outside of scheduled meeting. The overall commitment is no more than 5 hours a month. This is a voluntary role however all reasonable expenses incurred will be covered.

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Digital Content Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,598 – £31,115
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 2nd June 2021

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work in one of the most amazing places in the world?

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Renowned for its mountains, it has at its centre a montane plateau higher than 1000m, it also has extensive native pine forests, extensive moorland and a rich and diverse cultural landscape along its straths and glens. With its strong local music scene, some fantastic locally produced food and drink and it’s abundance of outdoor pursuits the Cairngorms National Park is a very special place to live and work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Content Coordinator to join the Communications group.

The successful applicant will play a key role in creating and delivering engaging and inspiring content across the full range of Cairngorms National Park and Park Authority digital channels. The post holder will ensure our digital presence supports and enhances our organisational priorities and delivers our key messages effectively. They will also support the Digital Campaigns Officer in shaping our overall digital content strategy. The post holder will be creative and able to identify, create and adapt digital content using a range of techniques, across channels including our website, social media and e-newsletters.

Cairngorms National Park is more than just an idyllic place to work, the Park Authority is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for. We also offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme. Our Grantown on Spey headquarters is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness.

The National Park Authority is committed to equality of opportunity and we welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you.

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Communications Coordinator (Publications & Interpretation)

  • Full time
  • £26,598 – £31,115
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 2nd June 2021

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work in one of the most amazing places in the world?

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Renowned for its mountains, it has at its centre a montane plateau higher than 1000m, it also has extensive native pine forests, extensive moorland and a rich and diverse cultural landscape along its straths and glens. With its strong local music scene, some fantastic locally produced food and drink and it’s abundance of outdoor pursuits the Cairngorms National Park is a very special place to live and work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Coordinator (Publications & Interpretation) to join the Communications group.

The successful applicant will help coordinate the design and delivery of communications projects across National Park and Park Authority channels, including printed publications, leaflets, event materials, interpretation, online documents etc. Working closely with internal stakeholders, external designers and other contractors, the post holder will ensure consistent use of the National Park and Authority brands across all our published materials. They will also support others (from local businesses to partner organisations) to use the National Park brand to promote their activities within agreed parameters.

The post holder will have a real attention to detail and a keen eye for design, and capable of seeing projects from initial concept through to completion, collaborating with internal stakeholders and external contractors to deliver materials of consistently high quality.

Cairngorms National Park is more than just an idyllic place to work, the Park Authority is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for. We also offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme. Our Grantown on Spey headquarters is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness.

The National Park Authority is committed to equality of opportunity and we welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you.

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