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Rural Development Officer

Closing Date: Noon Wednesday 8 July 2020

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: Rural Development Officer

Salary: £31,438 – £37,844 (Band D)

Contract: Fixed Term for 18 months

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Grantown on Spey

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rural Development Officer to join our Planning & Rural Development team.

Under the line-management of the Community Support Manager, you will support economic and community development activity across the National Park, working with partners to build on the economic strengths of the Park and address current challenges.

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 offers 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 Wednesday 8th July 2020, late submissions will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd July 2020, via video conferencing.

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