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Two Ticks for National Park

2nd October 2008

Cairngorms National Park Authority has been nationally recognised as a flagship employer for people with disabilities.

The Authority has been awarded the Disability Two Tick Symbol – “Positive About Disabled People” – which recognises good practice in the employment of people with disabilities.

The recognition follows an audit by Job Centre Plus, examining the authority’s policies and procedures for working with employees, Board members and job candidates with disabilities.

CNPA human resources manager Francesca Scott said being able to use the two ticks symbol on business stationery and in job adverts would boost the reputation of the park authority as an equal opportunities employers.

“We hope to attract candidates to apply for jobs who may not previously have considered working for the Cairngorms National Park Authority,” she said.

“We believe this recognition of our good employment practices will encourage a more diverse range of candidates to apply for vacancies, and will reinforce our commitment to existing staff.”

CNPA board member Anne Maclean, who has a visual impairment, added: “This is a milestone for the park authority, recognising it as being an exemplar in encouraging diversity in public appointments.

“As well as being important for staff, it is crucial to encourage a broad range of people to apply for public appointments. The help and support I have been given from the Cairngorms National Park Authority staff has enabled me to play a full part in the work of the board.”