Overview

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work in one of the most amazing places in the world?

The Cairngorms National Park is a place of sheer abundance, having more high level mountain ground than anywhere else in Britain, the largest Caledonian forest, some of the UK’s purest rivers and 25 percent of the UK’s threatened species. It is a truly unique landscape and a very special place to live and work. The way that land is managed in the Park is key to delivering outcomes in a range of issues, from biodiversity and climate to health and employment. At the start of new National Park Partnership Plan cycle this post provides a great opportunity to help shape the UK’s largest National Park.

Job Title: Head of Land Management

Salary: £45,276 – £51,809 (Band F) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Permanent Contract

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, although part time hours of 30/week may be considered, as may a job share

Location: National Park Headquarters, Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Land Management to join a fast paced and high performing organisation at a truly exciting time for Scotland’s National Parks.

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest in the UK and covers 4500km2. The land is owned and managed by private, public and third sector organisations with differing approaches and objectives. This role is about working with your team and land managers across the Park to deliver the objectives set out in the National Park Partnership Plan. This includes work on landscape-scale projects, deer management, woodland expansion, peatland restoration, moorland management and farming. You will work collaboratively in a complex area. This means being able to work at a national level on policy issues and most importantly pragmatically help to make the right things happen on the ground with a range of partner organisations.

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.

If you would like the opportunity to work for an organisation that is focused on protecting and enhancing this National Park then please download the job description and application pack from the Jobs section on our website (www.cairngorms.co.uk). 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: [email protected]

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applications should be emailed to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on Monday 7th June 2021, late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interviews which will be held virtually on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

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