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.
Creating a better future for our urban trees and woods is a key area of work for the Woodland Trust. We want everyone to have access to the benefits of urban trees and woodland, and help people learn about, cherish, and protect their urban forest.
This role will to help to deliver a rolling portfolio of projects as part of the Woodland Trust’s urban programme including UK Tree Equity Score, the Urban Forest Accelerator partnership project, the water your trees projects with the Arboricultural Association, and various partnership projects with academic institutions, community groups and local councils.
The Urban Project officer will support the inception of new projects with the urban programme lead along with securing income for the Trust as part of project development.
This is a Hybrid working role, where you’ll work part of your time at home and part of the time from our Head Office based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Our Hybrid Working Policy is flexible, and the frequency of time spent in your contracted office will vary across teams and job roles.
You will be a strong project manager with previous experience in delivering successful projects within time and budget. Being a confident communicator will ensure that you build relationships across numerous departments and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the urban projects from both internal and external communities are achieved.
Your excellent knowledge of urban conservation and tree management will ensure you keep ahead of the ongoing changes within the urban tree environment to be proactive against challenges the project will face.
A key part of the role will be to interact regularly with the public and local communities so maintaining excellent customer services is valuable when representing the Woodland Trust. Knowledge of or experience in interpreting, managing and present in basic data and evidence.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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.
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