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Communications Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,221 – £34,976
  • Grantown on Spey
  • Closing 3rd April 2024

  • Advertised from 14th March 2024
  • 35 hrs per week. 5 Year Fixed Term Contract.


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.


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.

Application notes

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV).

If you require more information, or if you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to disability please email:

Please note, there is a preference for the candidates selected for interview to attend in person