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. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate
The Woodland Outreach Adviser will help deliver a regional programme of woodland conservation activity including the creation, protection and restoration of woods and trees on land outside the Trust’s estate. This will involve identifying and engaging with landowners and other organisations to ensure the potential of trees and woods is maximised to deliver nature recovery within key landscapes in the north of England. A core element of the role will be the development of effective partnerships and to build and maintain excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders in order to deliver the best results.
You’ll need some experience of woodland creation and woodland management with experience of engaging with and advising landowners and partners to plant trees and manage woodland. You’ll have the ability to achieve delivery through others, including partnerships, contracts, professional consultants and volunteers.
You’ll need knowledge of land management and an ability to understand and engage with farmers and landowners from a variety of different land management practices and backgrounds. It would also be useful if you had knowledge of grants and other support mechanisms that facilitate woodland creation and management.
Please note the post holder is required to live in the North East of England or North Yorkshire, though there will be some travel to other areas of the north of England.
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