The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees.
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has’ As part of the Senior Leader Team, reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will help mobilise an organisation of committed colleagues. You will lead, develop and deliver the Trust’s People Transformation Strategy, driving organisational culture change, people development and building capacity and capability amongst our people. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Target Operating Model, growing talent density, recognition and reward, pay and benefits, internal communication, people engagement and change management to embed culture and change programmes that transform the way we work to make a difference for trees and woods.
This is a homebased role with frequent travel to our Head Office based in Grantham, Lincolnshire and travel to our country and regional sites also required.
You’ll be an inspiring leader, with substantial experience of creating a high-performance culture that drives delivery and builds collaboration. You’ll be confident in leading the Trust’s People Transformation agenda, taking specific ownership for the people aspects aligned to the Trust’s strategy, and working closely with other Directors and Senior Leaders to ensure that all aspects of transformation are aligned with the drive and ambition to play a real part in the continued success of the Trust.
You’ll be a strategic thinker with a broad human resources and organisational development background, able to lead and motivate people and manage stakeholders as well as participate as a peer in the senior leadership team, contributing to strategic dialogue at Board level and engaging with the whole of the business. Inspiring, engaging and an influential leader, you’ll be an effective communicator with the gravitas to build and sustain relationships with senior stakeholders and to achieve challenging objectives.
WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance, good holiday allowance and the opportunity to work flexibly from home.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At the Woodland Trust, we believe everyone deserves to have their lives enriched by trees and woods. We believe that all people, no matter their background, identity, ability or circumstance, should benefit from trees. We believe everyone deserves equal protection from climate change. Equal air, water and soil quality. Equal opportunity to feel the positive impact of trees and woods on our minds, bodies and spirits.
We also believe our own organisation should reflect and represent all voices within our communities and recognise that the environmental sector as a whole is one of the least ethnically diverse in the UK.
But we are determined to change this and we are taking action. At the Woodland Trust we encourage applications that reflect the richness of human diversity and promise the only thing we assess within your application is how you have demonstrated your suitability for the job, and nothing else.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible
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