Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Landscape Adviser

Closing Date: Noon on Friday 25 August 2017

Are you looking for a unique challenge 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.

 

Job Title: Landscape Adviser

Salary: £28,770 – 34,633 (Pro-rata) (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Monday- Friday (22.5 hours per week) (Job Share)

Location: National Park Headquarters, Grantown on Spey

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Landscape Adviser to join our Heritage Team. They provide advice to board members, colleagues and outside organisations on all landscape matters from the truly landscape to local scales. This includes advising on road, housing and tourist developments to the protection of habitats and species many of which are only found in the Cairngorms National Park. We work in an integrated way, in a creative environment where landscape, conservation, land use and planning overlap.

The CNPA has always sought innovative ways to develop techniques for landscape conservation. We have developed unique online access to our landscape information via the CNP Landscape Toolkit. We initiated the mapping of wildness which led to the first policy on wildness in the UK. In 2015 we set up the Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts project, which was nominated for last year’s Nature of Scotland Innovation award. The new landscape adviser will be expected to lead on similar innovative projects.

Cairngorms National Park is more than just an idyllic place to work, the Park Authority is one of the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for. Our Grantown on Spey headquarters is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness.  We also offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme.

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 below.  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]

To find out more information about the role and responsibilities, you can contact Matthew Hawkins (CMLI), the Landscapes and Ecology Manager on 01479 870571

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to CNPA, 14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3HG

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 25th August 2017, late applications will not be accepted.

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Application Pack: ApplicationFormPartsA-C

Job Description: LandscapeAdviser2017JDV1.0