Cairngorms Peatland Action Project Officer

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Grantown on Spey, Scottish Highlands or Ballater, Aberdeenshire
£31,438 - £37,844 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 18th May 2021  

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 its abundance of outdoor pursuits the Cairngorms National Park is a very special place to live and work.

Job Title: Cairngorms Peatland Action Project Officer
Salary: £31,438 - £37,844 (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few
Contract: 3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Grantown on Spey or Ballater

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cairngorms Peatland Action Project Officer to join the Peatland Action team and the wider Land Management group.

The successful applicant will work with colleagues, contractors and land managers across the National Park to identify projects which improve the peatland resource, lock up carbon and improve associated habitats (blanket bog). Engaging with land managers to seek their involvement in the programme and ensuring that practical solutions are costed and specified on a site by site basis, using specialist contractors where required. Applications for funding for practical works will be made to the CNPA Peatland Grant Scheme. Where funding applications are successful, contracts for implementation of capital works will be drawn up and managed.

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 from the Jobs section on our website ( 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 18th May 2021, late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interviews which will be held virtually on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

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