Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Our mission is to protect and enhance Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The National Park covers an area of outstanding landscapes, habitats and communities – and it’s our job to protect it, and reduce the impact of visitor and recreational pressures.

Current vacancies

Climate Delivery Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,122 – £42,092
  • Balloch (Hybrid)
  • Closing 29th May 2024

As a public body determined to play our part in tackling the twin climate and nature crises the National Park Authority is aiming to be a net zero organisation by 2030 and for the National Park to be a net zero place in time. Over the next decade we will make a real step change in how we operate – putting emissions reduction and climate adaptation at the heart of our decision-making and actions.

The purpose of this key role is to drive the delivery of the National Park Authority becoming a climate ready organisation. This includes our Mission Zero; the rapid decarbonisation of our operations to become net zero Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030, and leading climate adaptation planning across our estate.

Responsibilities:

·Lead delivery of the organisation’s Mission Zero Route Map by 2030, a multi-year programme of decarbonisation across the National Park Authority’s estate and fleet.

·Lead the planning and delivery of agreed climate adaptation measures for our estate (comprised of offices, visitor centres, ranger bases, piers, slipways, car parks, public greenspaces).

·Develop and deliver a comprehensive, timely and effective monitoring programme for Mission Zero, which includes but is not limited to meeting the annual statutory climate change reporting duties. Produce regular reports on the progress of decarbonisation and performance against the 2030 target date.

·Identify and secure internal and externally sourced resources to help deliver decarbonisation and adaptation measures. Manage associated budgets. Lead an effective, cross-organisational Mission Zero programme team.

·Procure and manage specialist consultants and contractors to help deliver Mission Zero and climate adaptation measures.

·Develop the necessary partnerships and engagement with other public bodies, such as local authorities and key private sector partners, to develop and deliver decarbonisation and adaptation of National Park Authority sites.

·Work with colleagues to help engage fellow staff, Board members and stakeholders in Mission Zero and estate adaptation. Help inform and advise engagement, education and communications that share our journey of becoming a climate ready organization.

·Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

·Experience of leading delivery of capital infrastructure projects with associated procurement and contract management

·Experience or understanding of estate decarbonization

·Experience of leading successful programme/project management, including development, delivery, coordination, forward planning, monitoring, and reporting

·Experience of leading budget planning and management

·Experience of managing internal/external stakeholders

·Excellent organisational skills

·Strong, logical problem-solving skills

·Ability to manage a diverse workload, prioritise tasks, plan and meet deadlines

·Degree in a related discipline (e.g., built environment professions) or equivalent experience

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

·Experience of multi-year capital infrastructure programmes/projects

·Experience of emissions monitoring and reporting, and assessing progress on achieving net zero

·Experience of climate adaptation planning

·Experience of securing external funding for capital delivery projects

·Experience of energy audits, energy efficiency measures, retrofit projects, and/or renewable energy technologies

·Experience in the public sector

·Understanding of the current Scottish Government’s priorities and strategies in respect of Climate Change mitigation and adaptation

Who we are and our values:

We offer flexible and remote working, with a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance. Staff have access to wellbeing services and there is a strong focus on wellbeing throughout the organisation.

Being part of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority means being passionate about what you do, working hard to inspire and lead the way for others. We care about each other and are accessible and friendly treating each other with respect and understanding, we think about our planet with each decision we make. Together, we are the difference.

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority are proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience is vital in our success; we want our business to be representative to the communities we work alongside. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Communications & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,060 – £29,259
  • Balloch (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

Now is a pivotal time for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. The Park has a central role to play in tackling the twin crises of the climate emergency and nature loss, while supporting local communities and the people who live and work within the Park to adapt and make its special qualities sustainable for future generations.

The Role:

As Communications and Engagement Officer, you will support a range of National Park Authority priorities, which help achieve the ambitious outcomes outlined in our new National Park Partnership Plan. Working within the communications team as part of the Park Authority’s Engagement and Innovation Service, you will deliver effective communications and engagement activity, campaigns and projects to influence public opinion and behaviour.

The post holder will support our Media and Campaigns Manager with delivering targeted public relations activities and stakeholder engagement. They will also be responsible for the community management of the Park Authority’s social media channels, preparing and issuing stakeholder bulletins and designing content for and maintaining content on the website.

They will have previous experience in media relations and integrated communications skills gained within a busy client servicing role, either in-house or agency side. They will have excellent writing and editing skills, an understanding of what makes a good media story and engaging content for users and be confident juggling multiple priorities while delivering work with great attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Media and Campaigns manager to proactively choregraph stories that build a profile for the National Park Authority and make a real and meaningful impact with our target audiences.
  • Support with the writing, production and distribution of proactive and responsive press releases, feature copy, stakeholder bulletins and statements.
  • Support the Communications Team with media monitoring to ensure the Park Authority is ahead of the curve on relevant stories, trends, and opportunities in the media and/or press coverage generated.
  • Handling enquiries from the public, journalists or stakeholders, drafting responses and where required helping to brief our spokespeople.
  • Oversee media research, carry out media audits and develop targeted media lists.
  • Support our Creative Content Coordinator with community management of our social channels, responding to comments and enquiries when necessary and proactively looking for opportunities to strengthen engagement and share content with users.
  • Support our Digital Communications Manager with writing and uploading content to our website and internal communications platform.
  • Contribute creative ideas to the development of integrated campaigns which support delivery of Park Authority Priorities.
  • Collaborate with teams (internal clients) across the Park Authority to develop ideas for content and stories.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Experience in a similar communications or public relations role.
  • Experience of producing written content and briefings for a range of different outlets and audiences, particularly the ability to digest policy and complex information and turn it into a compelling written copy.
  • Experience of working with and building relationships with the media to develop and deliver impactful stories.
  • Experience of social media community management.
  • Excellent and confident communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An excellent multi-tasker with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

  • An understanding of the Scottish Government policy around Climate Change and Nature, particularly the role of National Parks.
  • Experience of working with website content management systems and MailChimp.
  • Educated to degree level in marketing, PR or Communications.
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Information Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,078 – £47,882
  • Balloch,with hybrid working model in place
  • Closing 29th August 2023

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath-taking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

The role:

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Information Services Manager to join our small but mighty team, providing ICT & GIS support services for Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced and high performing organisation at a truly pivotal moment for the Information Services team as we expand our use of Microsoft 365, look towards full Cloud adoption, and begin planning our new Digital Strategy.

An experienced IT professional, your strategic thinking and adept leadership will come into play. You will turn vision into reality, propelling our organisation forward with your expertise, and drive digital developments, work to leverage the full potential of digital and data services wherever possible, and ensure deadlines are met while infusing every aspect with confidence, credibility, and innovation.

As someone who has a background in a technical ICT/GIS role, you will share ideas, insights, and expertise with key partners, whilst ensuring alignment with the objectives of the public service reform agenda and digital transformation, in coordination with partners within the Nature Division of the Scottish Government.

Responsibilities:

• Ensure the seamless provision and continuity of secure and efficient ICT, GIS, telephony, data, web, and intranet systems that align with the business needs of both National Park Authorities. This includes overseeing help desk operations, security, ongoing maintenance, business continuity, and cybersecurity incident response planning, as well as providing advice, expertise, and information concerning ICT, telecommunications, and web infrastructure (including the digital shopfront of the organisation) and oversee the effective monitoring of these systems.

• Collaborate with Management Teams to formulate necessary ICT, GIS, telephony, or data strategies and policies. This encompasses substantial contributions to the strategic evolution of our digital services, catering to both internal and external customers.

• Ensure management, monitoring, and reporting of all IT, GIS, telephony, and data budgets. Drive continuous enhancements within the sphere of responsibility, overseeing allocation of budgeted resources across both National Park Authorities.

• Foster pertinent partnerships and engagement with external entities, particularly among key partner organisations. This collaboration aims to cultivate best practices, facilitate knowledge sharing, and identify avenues for service improvement and enhanced efficiency.

• Exhibit an in-depth comprehension of emerging ICT technologies and their application to augment services.

• Analyse issues, assess alternatives, and formulate well-structured recommendations.

• Champion initiatives to enhance user awareness, encompassing training, to promote more efficient and sustainable utilisation of ICT and GIS systems, data, web infrastructure, and telecommunications.

• Oversee the provision and management of effective, secure, and efficient GIS, e-planning systems, and data management services. These services will cater to the organisations’ statutory obligations, as well as support strategic projects and initiatives.

• Effectively lead the ICT/GIS teams, ensuring their functions align with business needs and achieve their defined objectives.

• Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

• Demonstrable experience of technical strategy development

• Demonstrable experience in infrastructure management including networking, server and storage management, firewalls, backup, and recovery

• Demonstrable experience in managing Cyber Security systems and adhering to Cyber Security standards such as Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001

• Excellent project and budget management experience

• In depth knowledge of VMware ESXi and VMware Horizon technologies

• Experience of managing and developing a M365 Environment

• Ability to translate complicated technical information to meet the information needs of a variety of audiences

• Articulate with excellent people skills

• Ability to work collaboratively within both NPAs and in partnership with others

• Good negotiating and contract management skills

• Experience in managing Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans

• Degree or equivalent in computing or closely related discipline

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

• Flexible approach to working hours as evening and weekend working may be required

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

• Experience of MS Exchange 2016 onwards, MS SQL Server 2012 onwards, Windows Server 2016 onwards

• Experience with Cisco networking equipment

• Experience of managing or delivering GIS or ePlanning services online

• Experience of Ordnance Survey and other geographic data management

• Experience of developing and implementing data strategies

• Experience of working with Scottish Government Digital Service Standards

• Mail service administration including SPF, DMARC and DKIM

• Excellent troubleshooting skills of DNS, SMTP, DHCP, TCP/IP protocols and routing

• Strong knowledge of Windows server based networks including active directory and group policies

• Deep understanding of IT security including Firewall technology & VPN connectivity

• An understanding of the operation of the statutory planning system

• Knowledge of FOI, EIR, DPA, INSPIRE and other relevant data and information-related legislation

• An understanding of user needs and using them to design digital services

• Membership of appropriate professional body

• Cyber Security qualifications

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Governance & Information Adviser

  • Part time
  • £28,488 – £33,276 pro-rata
  • Balloch, with hybrid working model in place
  • Closing 10th August 2023

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath-taking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

The role:

As a result of an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Governance & Information Adviser to join our Corporate Performance team to provide support and guidance to our Board, Committees and Information Management function. This is a rare opportunity to join a small, dedicated team working with colleagues across the organisation.

With excellent organisational skills, you will have a proven track record in handling information, data, and complaints in a professional and empathetic manner.

As someone who has experience of working with organisational governance structures, you will understand how to communicate effectively with Members of our Board, members of the public and members of staff.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate the consistent and timely communication of information to and from Board Members and Groups.

• Review standing orders and terms of reference to ensure that they remain relevant and appropriate for the purpose of exemplifying excellence in governance within our statutory framework.

• Develop and drive the consistent delivery and on-going guidance of the organisation’s day-to-day governance activity.

• Contribute as required to the development of policies, procedures, training, and guidance to ensure statutory compliance in relation to complaints handling and governance obligations.

• Coordinate the Authority’s complaints procedure in accordance with the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 including drafting responses and promoting positive staff engagement with the complaints process.

• Work with the Information Manager to help ensure that information requests are handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, guidance, and internal policies. Support the regular review and update of the publication scheme.

• Work with the Information Manager to help ensure that all enquiries received under data protection legislation including Subject Access requests are handled in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (the GDPRs), the Data Protection Act 2018, and internal policies.

• Ability to engage effectively with staff across the organisation at all levels.

• Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

• Experience of organisational governance arrangements.

• Experience of handling information, data, and complaints.

• Experience of corresponding with members of the public in an empathetic and professional manner.

• Experience of working to strict deadlines.

• Ability to work independently, managing the conflicting demands of a busy workload.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Relevant qualification or equivalent experience working in an information and/or governance environment.

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

• Experience of managing complaints to appeal stage and communicating with the SPSO (complaints ombudsman).

• Experience of working within the NDPB environment.

• Familiarity with SharePoint and the Office 365 environment.

Who we are and our values:

We offer flexible and remote working, with a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance. Staff have access to wellbeing services and there is a strong focus on wellbeing throughout the organisation.

Being part of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority means being passionate about what you do, working hard to inspire and lead the way for others. We care about each other and are accessible and friendly treating each other with respect and understanding, we think about our planet with each decision we make. Together, we are the difference.

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority are proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience is vital in our success we want our business to be representative to the communities we work alongside. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

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Corporate Performance Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,078 – £47,882
  • Balloch – with hybrid working model in place.
  • Closing 4th July 2023

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath-taking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.

The role:

You will be responsible for leading, developing and enhancing our corporate performance and governance to ensure continuous improvement brining an innovative and engaging approach to the development and reporting of our key corporate and operational plans.

An experienced professional, with excellent interpersonal skills, you will have a proven track record in annual planning with an innovative approach. As someone who has strong policy and advocacy skills and who demonstrates sound independent judgement, you will understand how to approach, advise, and influence stakeholders at all levels. You will be confident, credible, proactive, and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, embed, and continuously improve the governance systems, policies, and procedures of the National Park Authority.
  • Facilitate the management of Board and Committee affairs, including overseeing the business of the Board, advising the wider organisation, including Operational Managers and the Executive, on the strategic management of board business, and acting as Proper Officer for the Board, if required.
  • Lead the development of, and reporting on our Annual Operational Plan, ensuring they reflect organisational priorities and constraints, and putting in place systems and processes to ensure alignment with annual budgeting and project planning.
  • With the Finance Manager, jointly lead the preparation of our annual budget to ensure it supports the achievement of our goals and outcomes.
  • Lead the programme management function to coordinate cross-organisational work plans, project planning, resources, and joined-up decision making across the portfolio of projects.
  • Manage and seek continual improvement in the organisation’s corporate risk management and internal audit functions
  • Ensure the efficient management of information requests submitted under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 including fit for purpose information gathering practices and oversight ensuring the completeness of responses. Ensure that the personal data held by the organisation is managed and used in a manner that is compliant with GDPR.
  • Manage the corporate performance and governance functions to deliver objectives from Strategic and Operational Plans, ensuring effective and efficient team management is in place.
  • Ensure own team’s budgets and expenditure are aligned with annual operational planning and that financial procedures and reporting are adhered to and budgets met.
  • Develop the necessary partnerships and engagement with other organisations, interests, and wider communities to ensure the ongoing efficient and effective delivery of priorities and programmes.
  • Identify improvement opportunities, including efficiencies and external funding sources, and deliver innovative solutions to capitalise on these.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Experience of motivating and leading diverse teams of staff.
  • Experience of budget planning and management.
  • Experience of managing internal/external stakeholders.
  • Experience of successful project management and delivery.
  • Experience of Board governance and reporting.
  • Articulate with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, diplomatic approach, and ability to advise and influence Board members and senior staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple parallel workflows and contributors from teams across the organisation.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

  • Experience in procuring and managing external services and contracts.
  • Experience of leading an organisation’s statutory and legislative compliance.
  • Expertise in public sector governance processes and requirements.
  • Knowledge of Freedom of Information/ Environmental Information, Data Protection, complaints legislation.
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Top job! Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,078 – £47,882
  • Balloch, with hybrid working model in place
  • Closing 6th March 2023

Join us now to be part of the vital force in protecting and enhancing our National Park. As a National Park Authority, we play a crucial role in tackling the twin challenges of the Global Climate Emergency and Nature Crisis.

The Role:

The purpose of this role is to lead the finance service for the National Park Authority in producing high quality financial outcomes for the organisation. By maximising the value, we get from our limited finances, ensuring public trust in our use of funds, and supporting timely delivery across all parts of the organisation, our finance service is crucial to achieving the strategic outcomes of the National Park.

As a qualified accountant with current professional membership of a CCAB accountancy body, you will have a proven track record in preparing end of year statutory accounts, budget management and establishing management information reporting systems.

With strong written and oral communication skills, you will translate complicated technical information for a variety of audiences. You will demonstrate sound independent judgement and understand how to approach, advise and influence key stakeholders.

The Finance Manager is our key advisor and point of contact for the Board, Chief Executive, Executive Team and Scottish Government on financial management and information. The role leads and inspires the team, and identifies, develops and implements process changes that enable more effective and efficient service delivery.

Responsibilities:

• Provide effective leadership and management of Finance and Procurement.

• Provide financial advice and guidance to the Chief Executive (Accountable Officer) and Executive, Operational Managers and Board Members on all aspects of financial management.

• Review, interpret and advise on statutory and regulatory changes in public body financial management and determine appropriate changes in internal regulations and controls to ensure the National Park Authority complies with statutory requirements and good practice.

• Work with the Executive Team on the development of long term financial strategies.

• Lead on the annual budget setting process, working effectively with budget holders to identify opportunities to generate efficiencies and additional sources of income.

• Ensure provision of effective financial control, monitoring and reporting systems for the National Park Authority: including finance & budgetary control; procurement; and financial delegation.

•Review the existing systems for: data and information; processing and workflow; budgeting and reporting; implementing changes that realise efficiencies and better support the organisation’s ability to deliver

• Ensure delivery of statutory reports (including the Annual Accounts) in line with Scottish Government and External Audit requirements and within agreed timetables..

• Act as the main point of contact between the National Park Authority and external auditors

• Lead, motivate and support the Finance team to deliver a high performing and proactive Finance and Procurement service.

• Lead a user friendly, creative, supportive finance and procurement service within the organisation.

• Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as required.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

• Experience in leading a team and developing staff

• Experience of developing financial strategies and policies.

• Experience of budget setting, management, monitoring and reporting.

• Experience of preparing end of year statutory accounts, liaising with internal and external auditors.

• Ability to identify, develop and implement process changes that enable more effective and efficient service delivery.

• Excellent leadership and management skills.

• Qualified Accountant with current full professional membership of a CCAB accountancy body.

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

• Experience in procuring and managing external services and contracts.

• Experience of managing finance within an NDPB environment.

• Knowledge and understanding of Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM).

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Volunteer Adviser

  • Full time
  • £33,622 – £40,473
  • Balloch, with hybrid working model in place
  • Closing 22nd February 2023

Join us now to be part of the vital force in protecting and enhancing our National Park. We as a National Park Authority play a crucial role in tackling the twin challenges of the Global Climate Emergency and Nature Crisis.

Do you have experience in volunteer management? Then we want to hear from you!

The National Park Authority runs a thriving volunteer programme that makes a significant contribution to protecting the National Park’s future. From practical conservation tasks to our Volunteer Ranger routes, the programme draws together opportunities to get hands-on in tackling the nature and climate crises, and inspiring visitors to look after the National Park. The programme welcomes people from all backgrounds, offering skills development opportunities, a chance to meet like-minded others and have an enriching experience protecting the National Park.

Our Education, Inclusion & Volunteering team are looking for an exceptional individual to join us as Volunteer Adviser and lead this programme.

The Role:

You will lead both the development and day-to-day management of our volunteering programme. Work with other teams within the National Park Authority and partner organisations to identify and support the development of volunteering opportunities, providing guidance and advice to ensure these are meaningful and impactful for both the National Park and volunteers.

This role involves line-managing the Volunteer Support Officer and close working with the Assistant Volunteer and Education Officer, as part of the multidisciplinary Education, Inclusion & Volunteering team.

You will have experience of all aspects of volunteer management, from creating engaging and inclusive recruitment plans to developing opportunities with stakeholders for volunteers to contribute to the National Park’s strategic priorities, as well as wider project management experience including reporting and budget management. In addition, this experience should be underpinned by applied knowledge of the national volunteering sector, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-design a vision and strategy for the volunteering programme and implement plans that ensure this is a success.
  • Identify, support and develop specific projects and initiatives that utilise volunteers to contribute to the National Park Authority’s strategic objectives, particularly focused on tackling the climate and nature crises and engaging visitors to respect and enjoy the National Park.
  • Coordinate and manage a year-round programme of volunteer opportunities for the National Park Authority that develops the skills of our volunteers, is inclusive and proactively contributes to the organisation’s, and the wider National Park’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships and engagement with other organisations, interest groups and wider community groups to coordinate a wide and meaningful range of volunteering activities across the National Park.
  • Manage the registered National Park volunteers including the Volunteer Rangers and Practical Conservation Volunteers, supporting them through all stages of the volunteer journey, including creating inclusive recruitment, induction and training resources, and ongoing developmental opportunities to retain and enrich our volunteers’ experience.
  • Manage the volunteer budget, ensuring this is on track with allocated budget lines and within the financial year.
  • Oversee the health, safety and wellbeing of the volunteers, reviewing policies and creating or advising on risk assessments as required.
  • Manage the Volunteer Support Officer, coordinating and delegating tasks as appropriate.
  • Ensure the National Park Authority’s volunteering opportunities align with national direction and best practice, providing guidance and information to stakeholders as required to achieve this.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Experience of all aspects of volunteer management
  • Experience of developing volunteer opportunities that contribute to organisational priorities, and drawing these into annual delivery plans
  • Line management experience
  • Applied knowledge of the national volunteering sector
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Flexible approach to working as some evening and weekend working will be required

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

  • Managing volunteer projects within the environmental sector
  • Health and safety / risk assessment experience
  • Experience of working with equality, diversity and inclusion groups, or those experiencing disadvantage
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Accountant

  • Full time
  • £33,622 – £40,473
  • Head Office is Balloch, with hybrid working model in place
  • Closing 9th February 2023

Join us now to be part of the vital force in protecting and enhancing our National Park. We as a National Park Authority play a crucial role in tackling the twin challenges of the Global Climate Emergency and Nature Crisis.

Do you have experience in management accounting and budgeting? Then we want to hear from you!

Our Finance and Procurement Team within Corporate Services is responsible for all of the financial processes within the organisation and ensures that our Executive and Board have effective financial reporting for informed decision making. We are looking for a collaborative and enthusiastic individual to join our small team.

The Role:

You will be part of the team responsible for the delivery of budgets, forecasting, management information and statutory accounts, as well as providing support for the main finance functions.

You will have experience of financial practices and have had responsibility for the delivery and improvement of financial information. In addition, this experience should be underpinned by a working knowledge of financial systems, including an understanding of nominal ledger coding structures.

Responsibilities:

Preparation of monthly management accounts and financial reporting to managers, the Executive, the Board and Board Committees, including commentary and variance analysis

Completion and submission of monthly budget monitoring reports to the Scottish Government

Act as business partner with budget holders. Preparation, profiling and monitoring of budgets (salary budget/ team budgets/ organisational level budgets).

Assist in the development of new reporting from our finance system

Support the preparation of the annual statutory accounts and liaise with External Audit

Review, interpret and advise on statutory and regulatory changes in public body financial accounting and determine appropriate changes in internal policies, controls and financial accounting to comply with statutory requirements and best practice.

Provide financial advice, guidance and support to the organisation to support business needs

Prepare and assist with the documentation of policies, procedures and controls.

Who we are looking for:

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

Qualified/ Part Qualified accountant with significant hands-on experience

Experience of preparing and presenting management accounts, budgets and forecasts;

Ability to extract data from finance systems for reporting purposes;

Working knowledge of financial systems including nominal ledger coding structures;

Experience of month-end processes including variance analysis and reconciliations;

Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to quickly build relationships;

Intermediate Excel skills;

An outcome focused approach, with ability to meet deadlines.

Ideally, but not essential, you’ll also have:

Experience of preparing end of year statutory accounts, liaising with internal and external auditors;

Experience of working within a finance unit in a public sector environment (ideally NDPB);

Experience of analysing reports/systems/working practices to identify potential improvements

Experience of reviewing, applying and implementing changes in accounting standards and guidance to an organisation;

Knowledge and understanding of Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM) and Financial Reporting Manual (FReM);

Advanced Excel skills;

Bank payment processing including use of appropriate software;

Experience of developing, writing and implementing policies.

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Seasonal Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,348 – £23,862 pro-rata
  • Hybrid – Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway & Home
  • Closing 17th February 2022

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath-taking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Support Assistant to join our Executive & Business Support team providing efficient and effective customer focussed administration and communication support for Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park with a particular focus around weekends.

We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.

You will play a key role in providing consistent and up to date information and advice and responding to enquiries and feedback to key audiences and customers of the National Park Authority across a range of public-facing channels including our phone line, website and social media.

Great with people, you will have experience of working in a customer focussed environment. You will also have good knowledge of Microsoft packages, and experience with online channels, with the ability to multitask and work on your own initiative.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,348 – £23,862 pro-rata
  • Balloch - with working from home provisions in place while COVID restrictions remain (once restrictions are lifted hybrid working will be an option).
  • Closing 2nd September 2021

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath-taking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.

We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the National Park team, in a key administrative support role. You will be responsible for managing our camping booking system, assisting with virtual Board and Committee meetings as well as providing consistent and up to date information, advice and responding to enquiries for both internal and external customers.

This is a busy and varied role, so good organisational and time management skills are essential. Along with a have good knowledge of Microsoft and video conferencing platforms the ability to multitask and work on your own initiative and of course inter personal skills are also required.

We offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and very competitive pension scheme.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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COP26 Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,067 – £38,601
  • Balloch - with working from home provisions in place while COVID restrictions remain (once restrictions are lifted hybrid working will be an option).
  • Closing 6th August 2021

All eyes are on Glasgow as the UN’s Climate Change Conference, COP26, comes to the city this November. We’re looking for a climate-savvy, super-organised project manager to lead a team who will be bringing to life opportunities to tackle the climate emergency and the nature crisis here in Scotland’s first National Park, right on the doorstep of the host city.

This is an exciting time for Scotland with its commitment to be a Net Zero Nation by 2045, for Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority whose Mission Zero aim is to be a Net Zero organisation by 2030 and for sister National Parks across the UK.

This is a rare opportunity for a dedicated, self-starter to join our Engagement & Innovation service to work exclusively on the COP26 climate and nature project between now and December 2021. With dedicated admin support provided, you will be the first point of contact for anything COP26 related and will coordinate multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure that Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’s presence in the run up to and during COP26 stands out.

Working with an existing core project team, your first job will be to pull together their work to date into a plan, which you’ll then coordinate delivery and evaluation of. You’ll have regular liaison with relevant partners with any official presence at COP26 to keep our project team up to date and aware of plans, and you’ll provide a vital link into the National Park Authority and local partners.

We’re looking for someone who understands the world of sustainability and the urgent need for action on both the climate emergency and nature crisis. You will have a proven track record of developing projects involving multiple partners that have been delivered within a tight timeframe. The ability to prioritise your work is crucial as will being able to juggle multiple elements of a project simultaneously…while staying calm and in control. You need to be comfortable presenting work to senior stakeholders and ensuring they are kept up to date on the project’s progress throughout. An agile approach to managing projects and an improvement mindset will help set you apart from others.

This is an exciting role that will suit a someone with high levels of determination and the ability to be a self-starter focused on the delivery of outcomes. Excellent storytelling, people and organisational skills are essential for this role.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Project Management Adviser

  • Full time
  • £32,067 – £38,601
  • Balloch (with working from home provisions in place while COVID restrictions remain)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

As one of the most idyllic locations in the world, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is also an incredible place to work. We have a rare opportunity for two Project Management Advisers to join our team.

This is an exciting time for the National Park Authority. Working in partnership and collaboratively, there is much we can do to support the National Park – and Scotland’s – recovery from the pandemic and response to the Climate and Nature emergencies.

You’ll be working to develop and deliver key projects linked to our organisational priorities from tackling the climate emergency, restoring and protecting nature, to our work investing in visitor infrastructure.

You will have a proven track record of developing and driving forward delivery of projects. An ability to work with stakeholders from a range of groups will be important as will an agile approach to project management.

This is an exciting role that will suit a dynamic individual with high levels of determination and the ability to be a self-starter who is focused on the delivery of outcomes. Excellent organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,130 – £31,737
  • Balloch (with working from home provisions in place while COVID restrictions remain)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

As one of the most idyllic locations in the world, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is also an incredible place to work. We have a rare opportunity for two Project Support Officers to join our team.

This is an exciting time for the National Park Authority. Working in partnership and collaboratively, there is much we can do to support the National Park – and Scotland’s – recovery from the pandemic and response to the Climate and Nature emergencies.

You’ll be working to support the development and delivery key projects linked to our organisational priorities from tackling the climate emergency, restoring and protecting nature, to our work investing in visitor infrastructure.

You will have experience of project support throughout the project lifecycle; project initiation, planning, delivery and closure. You will also have strong administrative experience with the ability to prioritise work and support a number of different projects simultaneously.

This is an exciting role that will suit a dynamic individual with excellent time management and organisational skills as well as the ability to support project delivery and manage a range of tasks concurrently. Effective communication skills, both written and oral, are essential for this role as is an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Project and other Microsoft packages.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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ICT Infrastructure Engineer (M365)

  • Full time
  • £32,067 – £38,601
  • Working from home with base at National Park Headquarters, Balloch on easing of COVID restrictions
  • Closing 27th May 2021

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

We have an exciting opportunity for an ICT Infrastructure Engineer specialising in M365 to join our small dedicated team providing ICT support services for Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. This is a rare opportunity to join a fast paced and high performing organisation at a truly exciting time for the Information Services team as we plan our migration to Microsoft 365 and with Digital Transformation on the horizon.

An experienced professional, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, you will have a proven track record in developing and supporting M365. As someone who has a background in both Microsoft 365 and on premise technologies who has worked in a similar environment and understand how to organise workload, prioritise a varied workload to meet deadlines all while being confident, credible, proactive and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,965 – £23,062 pro-rata
  • Working from home with base at National Park Headquarters, Balloch on easing of COVID restrictions
  • Closing 12th May 2021

We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the National Park team, in a key administrative support role. You will be responsible for managing our camping booking system, assisting with virtual Board and Committee meetings as well as providing consistent and up to date information, advice and responding to enquiries for both internal and external customers.

This is a busy and varied role, so good organisational and time management skills are essential. Along with a have good knowledge of Microsoft and video conferencing platforms the ability to multitask and work on your own initiative and of course inter personal skills are also required.

We offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and very competitive pension scheme.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Top job! Corporate Performance Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,410 – £45,215
  • Working from home with base at National Park Headquarters, Balloch on easing of COVID restrictions.
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.

We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.

This is a new and exciting opportunity within the National Park team. You will be responsible for leading, developing and enhancing our corporate performance and governance to ensure continuous improvement brining an innovative and engaging approach to the development and reporting of our key corporate and operational plans.

An experienced professional, with excellent inter personal skills, you will have a proven track record in corporate and annual planning with an innovative approach. As someone who has strong policy and advocacy skills who demonstrates sound independent judgement you will understand how to approach, advise and influence stakeholders at all levels. You will be confident, credible, proactive and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.

We offer many benefits such as: a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and very competitive pension scheme.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Top job! Board and Committee Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,438 – £37,844
  • Working from home with base at National Park Headquarters, Balloch on easing of COVID restrictions
  • Closing 13th April 2021

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.

We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic forward thinking individual to join the team and help deliver our National Park Vision. You will facilitate and manage the of Board and Committee affairs to ensuring forward-looking governance with a focus on sustainability, transparency, and equality.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced professional, with excellent organisational and inter personal skills, as someone who has strong policy and advocacy skills who demonstrates sound independent judgement you will understand how to approach, advise and influence stakeholders at all levels. You will be confident, credible, proactive and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.

This is an exciting time to be part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park team, if you think you have got what we’re looking for we’d love to hear from you.

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