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Cairngorms National Park Authority

Green Health Ranger

Salary: £27,130 - £31,738 (Band C)

Location: Grantown on Spey; Hybrid working of a mix of both office and home working will be considered

Job Type: 1.5 Year Fixed Term Contract; the contract is 1.5 years to cover the development phase of the project. Successful development of this phase could lead to the delivery phase and possible contract extension

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, though part time hours of 30 hours per week, or two job shares equating to 37.5 hours/week may be considered

Closing Date: 12pm (noon), Thursday 2nd December 2021

Interview Date: Monday 13th December 2021 (held virtually)

About Us:

The Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is the largest national park in the UK, covering 4500km2. It is also a place of sheer abundance, having more high mountain ground than anywhere else in the UK, the largest Caledonian forest, some of Scotland’s purest rivers and finest livestock rearing farmland. It is home to 25 percent of the UK’s rare and endangered species. It is a truly unique place to work, with our dedicated and passionate Visitor Services team who are committed to people and nature thriving together. Furthermore, there is access to some of the most beautiful countryside straight from our Headquarters office door.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is one of Scotland's top 10 flexible employers and listed in the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for; we’re dedicated to both this fantastic landscape and our employees.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Green Health Ranger to join the CNPA, to deliver the Public Health and the Outdoors theme of the People and Nature Thriving Together Programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and CNPA.

For further information on the Heritage Horizons Programme, please click here

The Role:

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and national lottery players, the Green Health Ranger post is part of a team that the Cairngorms National Park Authority is recruiting to lead innovative, collaborative, and transformative change as we tackle the climate emergency and nature crisis and deliver an economy that works for all. Our ambition is large scale, inclusive, transformational change that delivers our collective climate and biodiversity responsibilities. Acting comprehensively across the UK’s largest National Park, you will give residents and visitors the tools to make a difference. With over 45 committed partners, our collective endeavour is for the Park to become a global exemplar with integrity and heart, where the future is placed in the hands of the people and communities that live, work and visit here. The People and Nature Thriving Together Programme is in an NLHF development phase which will culminate in the production of a full application to the NLHF.

As the Green Health Ranger you will develop the capacity to improve the health of the residents of Badenoch and Strathspey through coordinating and delivering a broad range of initiatives that bring together opportunities to improve health through use of the natural environment.

You will also contribute to the development of the project plans for the delivery phase of Stage 2 of the NLHF application.

So, if you are keen to be the Green Health Ranger and you can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

CNPA Benefits:

  • Civil service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days with service, plus Public Holidays
  • Professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Use of pool cars

About You:

To be considered as our Green Health Ranger, you’ll need:

  • Knowledge and experience of outdoor recreation or environmental education
  • Experience in health-related posts (not necessarily in the NHS) including public health posts bodies
  • Practical experience in leading physical outdoor or environmental education activities
  • Knowledge of NHS and understanding of public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of planning and delivering action research projects.
  • Articulate with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Computer and IT literate, including use of ArcMap;
  • Flexible approach to working hours as evening and weekend working will be occasionally required

A degree or relevant experience of public health development, knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance and evidence based clinical practice, understanding of the social and political environment, understanding of local authorities and social services and knowledge of Gaelic would be beneficial to your application.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form available in the Jobs section of our website (, specifying which role you are applying for and email the completed form to

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV).

CNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age. We are Disability Confident committed employer, if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances CNPA appoints on merit based evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

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:

To see how the CNPA collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants, please view the Privacy Notice on our website.

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Closing Date: 02/12/2021  Location: Grantown on Spey

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