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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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