UK Programme Manager

Trees for Cities


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 18th October 2019   4 days left

Who we are

Trees for Cities is an independent charity that engages local people to plant and protect trees in towns and cities worldwide. We are the only charity working internationally to improve lives by planting urban trees. We cultivate lasting change in urban neighbourhoods; revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments and getting people excited about growing and eating healthy food. 

Trees for Cities is the first UK environmental organisation to have been awarded social value certification. 

Who we're looking for

We seek a highly-motivated, confident individual to join our Development Team.

Reporting to the Development Director / Deputy Chief Executive, you will be responsible for developing and managing an ambitious urban forest programme, driving growth into new towns and cities across the UK and forming new stakeholder partnerships to meet our strategic aims.

This is a permanent role for a highly driven, solution-focused, well-connected individual to build upon our strong track record of planting urban trees. It is an opportunity for someone to work closely with senior management to implement our new Generation Tree strategy, galvanising communities to create an urban forest network that is healthy, accessible, and resilient to climate change.

We seek someone with proven experience in securing major grants, forging new partnerships and managing environmental projects, a passion for urban trees and healthy cities, together with strong organisational, inter-personal and communication skills.

This is a full-time position based in Kennington, London SE11.

How to apply

Click here to view full job description. Download and complete the application form and submit by email to with the subject heading ‘UK Programme Manager’, by 10am on Friday 18 October 2019. Interviews: from w/c 28 October 2019.

If you are selected for interview you will normally be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately we cannot provide feedback at this stage of the selection process

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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