Assistant Site Manager - Leicestershire, Rutland and South Lincolnshire

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The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees.

We’re looking for an Assistant Site Manager to join the Operations team and work closely with our Site Managers in our Central England team especially around Leicestershire, Rutland & South Lincolnshire to support the management of the Trust’s woodland sites across the three counties.

The role will involve organising and managing a programme of works to ensure that sites are safe, accessible, and managed to the best environmental standards, with particular adherence to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. The work will include carrying out on-site inspections and surveys, organising and supervising a variety of contracts, overseeing the work of volunteers and communicating with the public.

This is a 18 month fixed term contract. A company car will be provided in this role.

You will need previous experience of working in the forestry or conservation sector in a land-based role. Specifically, you’ll need experience of working with and managing contracts and contractors, having responsibility for Health and Safety and have engaged with communities and volunteers.

With a positive and results-focused approach, you’ll be proactive and ready to take responsibility for delivering outcomes, working collaboratively across teams as well as having the ability to work independently. You’ll be able to work and communicate with others effectively, be organised and thorough and have high standards and expectations for the works you manage.

A full driving licence with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations, is a must. You will be expected to live in the Region and within easy reach of key sites in Leicestershire, Rutland & South Lincolnshire.

Our Organisational Nature enables us to better understand what it means to be part of the Woodland Trust, empowering us to make an impact, every day. We want you to be able to role model our values; ‘Grow Together’, ‘Focus’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Make it Count’ to ensure each of us plays our part in helping to protect, restore and create our woods and trees.

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. 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, good holiday allowance and the opportunity to work flexibly from home.

At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.

To ensure anonymised recruitment, if you have uploaded your CV, shortlisting panels do not see your CV until shortlisting has been completed. Before submitting your application, please ensure you have completed the supporting information section with details of experiences that clearly evidence as many aspects of the job description as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.