Assistant Site Manager - North

The Woodland Trust

Northern England
£22,000 - 24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01476 581111 Recruitment team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 1st September 2019   6 days left

*This is a two year fixed term contract*


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.


As Assistant Site Manager you will support the management of a portfolio of sites in the North England Region, with a focus on the Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside areas. This will involve the supervision of contracts to the highest professional standard, ensuring full compliance with our FSC certification and in accordance with all Woodland Trust Health and Safety policies and procedures, to deliver the maximum benefit for the Trusts aims as outlined in its Strategic Plan. You will assist with planning, procurement and management of day to day land based operations, liaise with neighbours and the public and maximise the opportunity for visitor, community and volunteer engagement at key sites. Using Woodland Trust systems and databases you will carry out tree inspections, recording, risk assessments and implement planned works.


You’ll have previous experience in land-based management within conservation or forestry, a track record of successful partnership working and a proven experience of planning, implementing and prudent financial management of a budgeted programme of site management works using agents, contractors and volunteers. With a positive and results focussed attitude; you’ll be determined to seek positive outcomes from challenging situations. You’ll be able to work and communicate with others effectively, be commercially astute and flexible to changing demands. A full driving licence and the ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations is a must.


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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