Land & Property Manager - Scotland & Northern Ireland

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ABOUT US
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.

THE ROLE
As a Land & Property Manager, you'll be a key player in our mission to protect and enhance the natural environment. Working as part of a UK wide team, you’ll manage all land and property acquisition, disposal, legal, tenancy and agricultural aspects of Woodland Trust sites in support of the regional estate team, engaging with external parties, leading on internal approval processes, assisting with rural grant applications and identifying natural capital opportunities.

THE CANDIDATE
We are looking for a qualified Chartered Surveyor (ideally rural practice) with a deep understanding of rural land use policies. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in managing rural properties and leading multidisciplinary projects. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential, as you'll be representing the Woodland Trust both internally and externally.

You will have a full driving licence and be able to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations. Overnight stays may be required which may be at least once per month. You will be expected to be located within the area of work covered by the role.

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’, 'Explore', ‘Focus' 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, a 25-day 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.

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.