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.
Woodland Trust Legal Services is an in-house legal office of solicitors and legal executives and is part of the Woodland Trust’s Corporate Services team. We provide advice on a broad and diverse range of legal matters to a wide range of organisation stakeholders including our trustees, directors and officers of the Trust.
Our work is diverse interesting and rewarding offering experience in a broad range of legal areas and significant involvement in major projects, such as our Northern Forest project. We have a large estate which covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The Senior Property Solicitor will responsible for a broad and varied range of property legal work from the acquisition of new woodland sites across the UK to easements, wayleave agreements, commercial leases, licenses and agricultural tenancies. Working closely with our Land and Property Teams the role will advise the Woodland Trust on property matters including acquisitions and disposals of commercial and agricultural freehold and leasehold land.
It’s a diverse and interesting caseload of mixed property matters including commercial leases, licences, wayleaves, agricultural tenancies, options and easements.
This is a home based position, however the candidate will be required to work from the Grantham office one day per week.
You will be an experienced commercial property solicitor with a strong working knowledge of property legal issues and ideally with a working knowledge of charity law and agricultural tenancy law. You will have gained your experience working in house or in private practice. Experience of working for a charity is preferred but not essential. You will advise on matters directly and indirectly relating to property matters both commercial and agricultural ranging from acquisitions to advice on boundary issues.
You will be pragmatic and able to provide clear informed and appropriate contextualized advice. You will be proactive and be able to really add value with your advice. You will possess exceptional communication skills and will be able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be a strong team player committed to the success of the Legal Team and the Trust itself. You will be able to work without supervision and to help junior colleagues.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.