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Carroch, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG
£32,067 - £38,601 (Band D) per annum
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

All eyes are on Glasgow as the UN’s Climate Change Conference, COP26, comes to the city this November. We’re looking for a climate-savvy, super-organised project manager to lead a team who will be bringing to life opportunities to tackle the climate emergency and the nature crisis here in Scotland’s first National Park, right on the doorstep of the host city.

Job Title: COP26 Project Manager

Salary: £32,067 - £38,601 (Band D) per annum

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (happy to talk flexible working)

Contract: 4 months fixed term (to December 2021)

Location: Balloch - with working from home provisions in place while COVID restrictions remain (once restrictions are lifted hybrid working will be an option).

This is an exciting time for Scotland with its commitment to be a Net Zero Nation by 2045, for Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority whose Mission Zero aim is to be a Net Zero organisation by 2030 and for sister National Parks across the UK.

This is a rare opportunity for a dedicated, self-starter to join our Engagement & Innovation service to work exclusively on the COP26 climate and nature project between now and December 2021. With dedicated admin support provided, you will be the first point of contact for anything COP26 related and will coordinate multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure that Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’s presence in the run up to and during COP26 stands out.

Working with an existing core project team, your first job will be to pull together their work to date into a plan, which you’ll then coordinate delivery and evaluation of. You’ll have regular liaison with relevant partners with any official presence at COP26 to keep our project team up to date and aware of plans, and you’ll provide a vital link into the National Park Authority and local partners.

We’re looking for someone who understands the world of sustainability and the urgent need for action on both the climate emergency and nature crisis. You will have a proven track record of developing projects involving multiple partners that have been delivered within a tight timeframe. The ability to prioritise your work is crucial as will being able to juggle multiple elements of a project simultaneously…while staying calm and in control.  You need to be comfortable presenting work to senior stakeholders and ensuring they are kept up to date on the project’s progress throughout. An agile approach to managing projects and an improvement mindset will help set you apart from others. 

This is an exciting role that will suit a someone with high levels of determination and the ability to be a self-starter focused on the delivery of outcomes. Excellent storytelling, people and organisational skills are essential for this role.

The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For more information please view the job description on our website.

Closing Date: Friday 6th August 2021 @ 9am