Cairngorms National Park

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Seasonal Ranger (7 posts)

Closing Date: Noon Friday 29 May 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 home to 18,000 residents and is normally visited by around 2 million people each year.  This is obviously a very different year and these posts will be part of the CNPA’s approach to recovery within the Park working closely with communities, land managers and, at the right time visitors, to help ensure a safe experience for all.

This is a people focussed role and great communication skills are a key requirement.  The Cairngorms National Park is an amazing place and these posts will be crucial to help its management this year.


Job Title: Seasonal Ranger

Salary: £24,379 (Band B1)

Contract: Fixed Term, 15 June 2020 to 31 October 2020

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including weekends and evenings on rota

Location: Deeside (3 posts); Badenoch & Strathspey (4 posts)


We have an exciting opportunity for 7 Seasonal Rangers to join our Visitor Services Team; 3 posts will be based in Deeside, 4 posts in Badenoch & Strathspey.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of the local area (Badenoch & Strathspey, or Deeside) and will have experience and an understanding of the complexities of access and land management issues in the Cairngorms National Park. You will support delivery of the National Park Partnership Plan, working with partners, post Covid-19 lockdown, to encourage people to have a safe, enjoyable and responsible visit to Cairngorms National Park. Your key role will be working with visitors & residents providing on hand communication and advice; talking with people in clear, positive, engaging, persuasive and easily understood ways to encourage responsible outdoor access. You will also work in partnership with public and private partners that manage the area and local communities and interest groups such as mountain bikers and climbers.

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.

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 apply for this post please email your Curriculum Vitae (CV), along with the Equalities Monitoring Form to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on Friday 29th May 2020, late submissions will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th June 2020, through video conferencing. The anticipated start date of the posts is Monday 15th June 2020 and you MUST be able to commence work at that date to be considered for appointment.

Post holders will be required to have a satisfactory PVG Scheme membership and access to a vehicle.

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Application Pack: EqualityMonitoringForm

Job Description: JobDesc SeasonalRangerv1.0