Assistant Site Manager (Langley Vale Wood and Surrey)

The Woodland Trust

£22,000 - £24,000 pa

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

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 20th October 2019   6 days left


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 others’ land.


We’re looking for an Assistant Site Manager to join the regional estate team and support our Site Manager at Langley Vale Wood and other Site Managers across Surrey and the South East region. In this role, you will provide operational and in particular on-site management support at Langley Vale Wood, to deliver the First World War Centenary Wood Project. You’ll also provide management support on other sites in Surrey with the impacts of Ash Dieback and other tree pests and diseases, as well as support the delivery the Trust’s estate work programme and wider regional operations and activities. You’ll support day to day land based operations, liaise with neighbours and the public and maximise the opportunity for visitor engagement, community and volunteer involvement at key sites. Using Woodland Trust systems and databases you will carry out tree inspections, recording, risk assessments and implement planned works.


You will need previous experience of working in the forestry or conservation sector in a land based role. Specifically you’ll need experience of working with and managing countryside contracts and contractors, volunteers and have engaged with a wide variety of users, visitors, communities and neighbours. Ideally you will have a relevant qualification to support your experience. With a positive and results focussed approach you’ll be determined to seek successful outcomes from every scenario. You’ll be able to work and communicate with others effectively, be commercially aware and flexible to changing demands. You’ll be organised and thorough and have high standards and expectations for the works you manage. A full driving licence or the ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations is a must. You will be expected to live within, or very close to the counties listed against the post.


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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