Severn Treescapes Project Manager

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Gloucester, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Closing date: Monday 25 July 2022
Salary: £33,000 per annum
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Robinswood Hill Country Park, Reservoir Road, Gloucester, GL46SX
This project is funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund. The fund was developed by Defra in partnership with the Forestry Commission and is being delivered by the Heritage Fund.

The Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wildlife Trusts, in partnership, are recruiting for a highly motivated individual to project manage our new Trees Call for Action Fund, Severn Treescapes: Wye to Wyre, connecting nature and people project. Successful applicants will lead the project to create a 60 mile corridor of enhanced tree cover to connect two of England’s largest semi-natural woodlands - crossing Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The corridor will stretch from the Lower Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in the south, to the Wyre Forest in the north. Severn Treescapes will demonstrate that increasing woodland connectivity at a regional scale, whether through woodlands, hedgerows, orchards, agroforestry and other tree systems, can work alongside productive agricultural systems. Not only maintaining productivity, but benefiting biodiversity and tackling the impacts of climate change. This project will build on remaining pockets of ancient woodland to create a climate resilient landscape, all within 30 miles of the homes of around 8 million people.

The post will be based at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, working with a project team consisting of three advisors (one in each Trust) to engage and support land managers, farmers and communities to access funding to plant and/or grow and manage woodlands and trees across this landscape. A Community Engagement/Communications Coordinator will support the project communications and community engagement element, helping people to understand the value of trees, encourage access to the outdoors and build on the BBC Radio Gloucester Arboretum community tree growing initiative.

Due to the nature of the role some occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

We’re looking for people with a strong understanding of woodland and trees outside woodland and the grants schemes available to support these. They will be able to communicate confidently to engage and motivate farmers and landowners, particularly large estates, to get involved in this ground-breaking and unique project, working closely with the project team and with existing teams across the organisations. This is a unique role where you really do have the opportunity to add value and make a positive difference to the natural world.
If you are interested in joining us, please download a full job description and application form below.
Please note that we do not accept CV’s and application forms should be returned by closing date of 9am 25 July 2022 to
Interviews will be held on Tues 2nd Aug 2022. No agencies.
We aim to be an equal opportunity employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment
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Job description

  • JD Severn Treescapes Projects Manager Jun2022.doc

Application form

  • GWTJobApplicationForm2022.docx