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. But we can't achieve our vision without you.
This is a key leadership role, responsible for leading our approach to woodland management and the advice we provide to others, safeguarding reputational integrity and enabling us to achieve our ambitions both locally and nationally.
The role reports to the Chief Executive and is part of the Senior Management Team, responsible for developing and leading the Trust’s long term strategy. We’re at an exciting time in our development and looking for someone who can really drive forward our ambitions around the growth and management of our own estate (currently c. 26, 000 hectares across the UK) and the development of all our woodland creation and restoration work on other people’s land,
You’ll be an effective leader with a strong track record of working at a senior level in the conservation, environmental or forestry sectors. With a strong knowledge of woodland management, you’ll have considerable experience of planning and shaping organisational strategy and leading the creation of delivery frameworks.
Successful at developing effective relationships, you’ll be a strong communicator with the ability to influence at a senior level, able to spot opportunities, champion innovation and balance risk. You’ll also be experienced in leading, motivating and developing a high performing and experienced team.
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 generous contributory pension, private healthcare, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.