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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be considered as our Sustainable Transport Manager, you’ll need:
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.
To apply for this role, please visit our website.
Closing Date: 23:59pm, Monday 4 March 2024
Interview Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024
Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV).
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