CNPA is a Non Departmental Public Body, and currently employs approximately 70 staff across a range of disciplines including Planning, Rural Development, Visitor Experience, Conservation, Communications and Corporate Services.

The purpose of the Park Authority is to promote partnership working and give leadership to all the bodies and agencies involved in the sustainable growth and development of the Cairngorms National Park. Through co-ordinating development and collective agreement of the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (NPPP), the Park Authority aims to ensure the 'collective and co-ordinated delivery' of the four aims of the National Park, which are:

a) To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area;

b) To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area;

c) To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public; and

d) To promote sustainable economic and social development of the area’s communities.

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the last wildernesses in the UK. It is a place of sheer abundance having more high level mountain ground than anywhere else in Britain or Ireland, the largest Caledonian forest, some of the UK’s purest rivers and it also hosts 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened species – it is a truly unique landscape.

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. Our Grantown on Spey headquarters is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness. We also offer many benefits such as; a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme.