Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Non-Departmental Public Body
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://www.cairngorms.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 14 The Square, Grantown on Spey, Moray , PH26 3HG

About Cairngorms National Park Authority

Cairngorms National Park Authority ensure that the national park’s aims, as set out in the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000, are collectively achieved in a coordinated way.

The four aims set out in the Act are: to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area; to promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area; to promote understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the area by the public; and to promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities.

Scottish national parks differ from many other national parks in that they have a social and economic development aim alongside the aims of conservation, understanding and enjoyment of the countryside.

However, if it appears that there is conflict between the conservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage and other national park aims, then Cairngorms must give greater weight to this aim.

The organisation’s headquarters are in Grantown-on-Spey.


What is it like to work for Cairngorms National Park Authority

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Following previous surveys, the ‘Wall of Wellbeing’ was introduced to help improve wellbeing practices in the company. They also have a stress policy that means managers must be on the lookout for signs of stress within their team.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
A ‘Social Conscience Group’ made up of staff volunteers arrange social fundraising events over the year. These events include ‘Brown Bag Lunches’ where a speaker comes in at lunchtime, a Christmas raffle and ‘Cake Thursdays’. All donations go into a fund, which is allocated out to various groups.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
As a public sector organisation, they do not have the capacity to reward staff with financial incentives. However, they place importance on training, and actively encourage staff to be well-trained and fully-equipped to seek promotional opportunities within the organisation.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Earning £35,000+:

    27%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Staff:

    66

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