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Top job! Information Manager

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

  • Advertised from 2nd March 2023
  • Permanent Contract



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.

Application notes

Closing Date: 23:59pm, Thursday 23rd March 2023

Interview Date: Wednesday 5th April 2023 (held virtually)

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 contact us on 01479 873535 or email:

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