Lead Policy Advocate - Planning

The Woodland Trust

Grantham, Lincolnshire (can be flexible)
£35,000 - £40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk recruitment@woodlandtrust.org.uk 01476 581111 Recruitment Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 1st December 2019  


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.


As part of the Conservation Policy team, the Lead Policy Advocate is responsible for helping to shape and develop evidence based organisational policy positions to assist in influencing decision makers to help achieve the Trusts core conservation aims 

As part of the Conservation Policy team, the Policy Advocate post is responsible for leading the development of evidence based organisational policy positions and influencing strategies, and to advocate and influence decision makers to help achieve the Trust's policy goals. The roles will be required to work closely with colleagues to ensure our organisational positions and public policy goals are well evidenced, robust and influential.


You will be a strong negotiator who has the ability to influence differing audiences, using your previous experience within a policy or advocacy role to ensure all policies align to the Woodland Trust overall objectives and goals.

We are seeking a candidate with an RTPI qualification. Whilst working at pace you will demonstrate strong leadership skills to be able to collaborate and lead on small teams to develop and implement new strategies and key policies. You will have a clear understanding of the potential future shifts in policy and political context for UK conservation NGO’s and the potential impacts of Brexit.


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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