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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

  • Advertised from 26th April 2022
  • Permanent Contract. 37.5 hours per week (though part time hours 30/week may be considered)


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.

Application notes

Closing Date: 12pm (noon), Monday 16th May 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st June 2022 (held virtually)

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

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age. 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.

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