The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.
The Croft Woodlands Project is a partnership initiative between Woodland Trust Scotland, Scottish Crofting Federation, Scottish Forestry, Cogiach & Assynt Living Landscapes, Point & Sandwick Trust, the Woodland Croft Partnership, Shetland Amenity Trust, Orkney Woodlands Project, Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and the Argyll Small Woodlands Co-op. The aim is to engage crofters in woodland creation and management on their holdings to deliver multiple benefits in terms of biodiversity, agricultural diversification, landscape and environment.
The Project Adviser will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Croft Woodland Project in the Highlands, including the Northern Isles, and will engage with crofters, common grazing committees and other land managers to take forward woodland schemes. The focus will be on woodland creation, but the role will also involve the provision of woodland management advice. The Adviser will work closely with colleagues, the principal project partners and an external Project Advisory Group to develop relationships, deliver events, and promote woodlands on crofts.
With experience of developing and delivering woodland creation and woodland management schemes with a focus on upland/croft sites, you’ll have a good understanding of woodland and croft grant schemes and of crofting in Scotland.
You’ll have experience of advising and working with crofters, communities, farmers and woodland owners and of working with contractors and consultants. Self-motivated and flexible, you’ll be able to plan organise and manage your own workload and develop ideas that further the work of the project.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to achieve our vision and ten year strategic plan. 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 entitlement and the opportunity to work flexibly from home.