Activity Project Officer Maternity Cover

Employer                    Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust

Project                        The Mountains & The People

Post Title                     Activity Project Officer (Volunteering & Education)

Grade                          Practitioner H, £24,002.40 – £25,490.59

Duration                      Maternity Cover, Initial 6-month contract with option to extend

.Reports to                   Activity Programme Manager

Vehicle:                       The post holder will be required to us their own car for business use with mileage reimbursed at 45p per mile

Recruitment Timeline

Application Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 16th February 2017

Interviews Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th March


Do you want to help preserve our nation’s most iconic landscapes? Are you passionate about the benefits of conservation volunteering? Can you inspire teachers and children to see mountains as their classroom? Do you have the enthusiasm to motivate people of all ages to become conservation activists?

YES? Then our exciting maternity cover opportunity to join The Mountains and The People project as Activity Project Officer may be perfect for you.

The Mountains and The People is a unique partnership project which will engage the people of Scotland and beyond in the conservation of our country’s two national parks. The project is led by Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Scotland’s two National Park Authorities, Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Building upon the great work delivered by the existing Activity Project officer this maternity cover opportunity is a key post in The Mountains & The People project, and will assist the Activity Programme Manager in ensuring delivery of the project Activity Plan.  The role will have a strong focus on the development and delivery of the Volunteering and Education aspects of the project as well as supporting the delivery of Training, Interpretation and Promotional outcomes and outputs.

We seek to appoint a passionate advocate of the benefits of people’s engagement with the countries National Parks, an experienced and motivated project officer confident in the development, management and direct delivery of activities with members of the public, educational establishments and businesses.

This position will be based in Balloch but required to work throughout Loch Lomond & Trossachs area as well as overnight visits to the Cairngorms.  Own transport is essential.

A full job description can be downloaded here: 2017 Activity Project Officer Job Description

To find out more about the project visit or to register your interest and to request an application pack please contact the Activity Programme Manager, Tom Wallace, at