Landscape Partnerships Lead - Weald and Downs

Woodland Trust

South East England
£34,000 - £37,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 18th August 2024  


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 Landscape Partnerships Lead (known as Treescape Lead internally) will lead in developing the Weald and Downs Treescape in South East England, where we want ancient woodland and trees across this extensive ancient wooded landscape to be valued, protected and restored. Ancient woodlands will be core areas for nature recovery within a resilient landscape. The Landscape Partnerships manager will lead an existing programme of partnership work, scoping out our current position and new opportunities, for our vision of transformational change at landscape scale. 

They will work with internal and external stakeholders to manage and develop partnerships, identifying appropriate mechanisms to plan fund and deliver a wide-ranging portfolio of projects. The role will be part of a UK network of Treescape leads working on the Trust’s Treescape programme across the UK.

The job title for this role is Treescape Lead as per the Job Description on our website. 


Along with excellent communication skills you’ll have a proven track record in managing a programme of projects, as well as experience of working with and influencing multiple stakeholders to identify and develop shared objectives that deliver our strategy in the Weald and Downs treescape. You’ll need to be an organised strategic thinker with capacity to assimilate and prioritise information from multiple levels and focus it on delivering key outcomes for the Trust. 

With a collaborative approach to achieving results, you’ll be talented at developing meaningful partnerships. You will ideally be based in or around the Weald and Downs area in Sussex, Kent or Surrey with a UK driving licence.

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.

Interviews will be held via Teams on Tuesday 10th September 2024.

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