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Cairngorms National Park

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Countryside Rangers

Closing Date: Noon Tuesday 20 April 2021

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, wide ranging 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: Countryside Rangers

Salary: £29,629 – £34,683 (Band C1)

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7, including weekends and evenings (job shares may be considered)

Location: Deeside and Badenoch & Strathspey

We have an exciting opportunity for Countryside Rangers to join our Visitor Services Team.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of the local area and will have experience and an understanding of the complexities of access and land management issues in the Cairngorms National Park.  Your key role will be working with communities, land managers and businesses to welcome people safely to Cairngorms countryside and encouraging them to enjoy a safe and responsible visit.  You will provide supervision support in the day to day running of an efficient and effective team of ranger services and partners to deliver the National Park Partnership Plan and Corporate Plan.  You will also will also be expected to support a number of service wide issues such as seasonal recruitment, countryside maintenance etc. as required.

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 and one of Scotland’s Top 10 Flexible Employers.

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]

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 Tuesday 20th April, late submissions will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held virtually on Wednesday 5th May.

Post holders will be required to have a satisfactory PVG Disclosure check.

To see how the CNPA collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants, please view the Privacy Notice.

Application Pack: ApplicationFormPartsA C Mar21

Job Description: CountrysideRanger JDV1.0