Cairngorms National Park

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Planning Manager: Development Management

Closing Date: Noon Thursday 18 October 2018

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: Planning Manager – Development Management

Salary: £36,560 – £43,037 (Band E) 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

Location: Grantown on Spey


We have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Manager – Development Management to join our Planning & Rural Development Team. You will develop a unique skill set due to the unique planning powers of the CNPA, managing complex and interesting casework and an energetic and motivated team. For an informal discussion about this role, please call Gavin Miles, the Head of Planning and Rural Development, on 01479 870565

You will manage a team and casework that delivers the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s (CNPA) Development Management and Planning Enforcement functions, and assist the Head of Service with performance management and improvement of the Planning Service.

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, childcare vouchers, 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 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 Thursday 18th October 2018, late applications will not be accepted.

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