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.
As part of the Conservation Policy team, the Policy Advocate is responsible for helping to shape and develop evidence based organisational policy positions to assist in influencing decision makers to help achieve the Trusts core conservation aims.
Utilising key expertise and experience in relevant public policy (Agriculture, Forestry, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water/flood risk and Urban Development), the role will be required to work closely with varying stakeholders and colleagues to ensure our organisational positions and public policy goals are well understood by both the organisation and key audiences.
You will be a strong negotiator who has the ability to influence differing audiences, using your previous experience within a policy or advocacy role to ensure all policies align to the Woodland Trust overall objectives and goals.
Whilst working at pace you will demonstrate strong leadership skills to be able to collaborate and lead on small teams to develop and implement new strategies and key policies. Having a clear understanding of the potential future shifts in policy and political context for UK conservation NGO’s and the potential impacts of Brexit.
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 a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.