Outreach Adviser

Woodland Trust

East Anglia
c.£27,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 08 October 2017


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate.


We are seeking to appoint an Outreach Adviser to deliver a regional program of woodland conservation activity including the creation, protection and restoration of woods and trees on land outside the Trust’s estate.

This will involve identifying and engaging with landowners and other organisations to ensure trees and woods are an integral element of plans within prioritised landscapes.

A core element of the role will be the development of effective partnerships and to build and maintain excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders in order to deliver the best results.


You’ll need to have demonstrable experience of woodland creation or management both on the ground and through advising others. You’ll also have a proven ability to achieve delivery through others, including landscape scale partnerships, contracts, professional consultants and volunteers.

A good working knowledge of land management practices and an ability to understand and engage with farmers and landowners from a variety of different farming practices and backgrounds is essential.

You’ll be results driven with the ability to prioritise and act with tenacity and enthusiasm and be commercially aware in order to deliver good value for money.

A qualification to degree level or above in forestry, land management or a related field and/or a good knowledge of agri-environment, grants and non-governmental support mechanisms is desirable.

Please note the post holder is required to live in or around East Anglia.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. 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 and good holiday entitlement.

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