Bangor, North Down
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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 Public Affairs Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the Woodland Northern Ireland’s (WTNI) relationship with the NI Executive , Government, relevant statutory agencies and key NI , ROI and UK political audiences. The role will advocate and campaign for changes in legislation, policies, incentives, strategies and plans which reflect the Trust’s priorities in NI and the Island of Ireland . To take responsibility for leading on local development plan consultations and the Trust’s relationship with local councils and the wider eNGO sector.

With experience influencing legislation and working directly with government depts you’ll have in-depth knowledge of current affairs, the processes through which legislation and policy are developed and delivered and knowledge of the NI Executive and Government and the ability to use that knowledge to achieve results.

You’ll have experience of working within public affairs and policy delivery and a strong understanding of current environmental policy, conservation and land management issues. With excellent communications skills you’ll be able to set clear goals and influence policy change to reflect the Trusts priorities in NI.

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.

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The Woodland Trust

As the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, we are the leading voice for woods and trees. We campaign to protect precious ancie... Read more

Posted on: 21 August 2020
Closed date: 20 September 2020
Tags: Communications, PR