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 a Head of Finance and Corporate Operations to join the CNPA, to head the Finance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Corporate Governance functions of the Authority, working with the Director of Corporate Services & Deputy Chief Executive.
As the Head of Finance and Corporate Operations you will take lead responsibility for managing a programme of work to deliver over time a series of agreed outcomes within the National Park Authority’s Corporate Plan. You will also be accountable for direct managerial control of staff and financial resources. This means you will develop a real understanding of the inner workings of the Authority.
You will lead, develop and inspire your staff to make their contribution to the delivery of the National Park Partnership Plan, and Corporate and Operational Plans in an enthusiastic, dedicated, efficient and professional way, meaning you will be confident in managing your team to give the best possible service provision.
You will take lead responsibility for identifying dependencies whereby successful delivery of your programme of work will require input and/or delivery of outputs from elsewhere in the organisation and take a lead on required internal communications and negotiations required to secure resources required from other areas of the organisation. This means that you will have opportunities to develop great working relationships with colleagues across the wider organisation.
So, if you are keen to be the Head of Finance and Corporate Operations and to head the Finance, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Corporate Governance functions of the Authority and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.
To be considered as our Head of Finance and Corporate Operations, you’ll need:
Closing Date: 23:59pm, Thursday 11th August 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 22nd September 2022 (held virtually)
To apply, please visit our website
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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