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Cairngorms Connect Communications and Involvement Manager

Reference: FEB20212169

Location: Aviemore

Salary: £26,212.00 - £29,321.00 Per Annum

Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance

Duration: 32 months

Length of contract: This is a fixed-term contract from March 2021 – December 2023.

The role is full-time, though we are open to applications for a part-time role, which we would combine with an increased budget for contractors/consultants.

About Cairngorms Connect

Cairngorms Connect is the UK’s biggest habitat restoration project. It is a partnership of neighbouring land managers, committed to a bold and ambitious 200-year vision to enhance habitats, species and ecological processes across a vast area in the Scottish Highlands. Stretching over 600 square kilometres of contiguous land within the Cairngorms National Park.

The Cairngorms Connect partnership is comprised of 4 land managers who, collectively, manage 600sqkm of contiguous land:

  • Wildland Limited
  • Forestry and Land Scotland
  • NatureScot
  • RSPB Scotland


The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a supporting partner. The Endangered Landscapes Programme is a major funder of the Cairngorms Connect project.

The Communications & Involvement Manager will:

  • Lead the promotion of Cairngorms Connect – locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Champion Cairngorms Connect’s ambitious and exciting vision.
  • Celebrate the extraordinary wildlife and habitats of the project area, and our restoration work to benefit them.
  • Build understanding and value around the significant ecosystem services arising from the project.
  • Promote opportunities for people to get involved – through employment, apprenticeships, volunteering and citizen science.
  • Build a vibrant presence in the media, social media, and online.
  • Establish a lively internal communications approach, cementing the broad partnership of the project.


If you are an experienced communications professional, with a passion for the environment, this could be the role for you.

Workbase during COVID:

Location - Aviemore (NatureScot offices) – but significant working from home will be needed during Covid restrictions.

Whilst funded by the Endangered Landscapes Programme, the post will be employed by RSPB on behalf of the Cairngorms Connect partnership (Wildland Limited, NatureScot, Forestry and Land Scotland, & RSPB Scotland). The post holder will therefore be subject to the RSPB’s terms and conditions.

Expiry date: 23:55, 11 March 2021

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to pull this ad at any time.

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