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Head of Communications

Closing Date: Noon Tuesday 15 September 2020

Are you looking for a unique opportunity 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: Head of Communications

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

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, although part-time hours of 30 per week may be considered

Location: Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Communications to lead our Communications & Engagement Team.

You will be responsible for leading and implementing communications for the CNPA, including developing various strategies, campaigns, engaging innovatively with diverse audiences and ensuring the organisation is seen on the key issues affecting the National Park. You will work on influencing behaviour change in people in key areas such as climate change, nature and being active. Alongside senior management, you will ensure the CNPA’s reputation and key stakeholder relationships are effectively managed and help develop the Corporate Plan and National Park Partnership Plan. You will be managing a team of five, and building on a strong foundation. As a Head of Service, you will be responsible for leading, developing and inspiring your team to deliver their individual contributions to the organisation.

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. 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 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 15th September 2020, late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interviews which will be held virtually on Wednesday 7th October.

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