Director of Estate & Woodland Outreach

The Woodland Trust

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01476 581111 Recruitment Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st 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.


This is a key leadership role, responsible for ensuring our approach to land management on our own estate, and the advice and outreach support we provide to other landowners enable the Woodland Trust to achieve our mission for the UK rich in native woods and trees for people and nature. Alongside the CEO and senior Management Team, the role has responsibility for setting the overall strategic direction of the Trust and overseeing its delivery in accordance with the Trust’s culture and values. We’re at an exciting time in our development and looking for someone who can really drive forward our ambitions around the growth and management of our own estate in line with our conservation principles and the development of all our woodland creation and restoration work on other people’s land.


You’ll be an inspirational and effective leader with experience of working at a senior level in the environmental or forestry sector. A compelling and authentic communicator, you’ll have considerable experience of planning and shaping organisational strategy and leading the creation of delivery frameworks. Successful at developing effective relationships, you’ll be commercially astute with experience of making sound financial and risk management decisions. You’ll be able to influence at a senior level, spot opportunities, champion innovation and balance risk.


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 generous contributory pension, private healthcare, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

First interviews will be held on Friday 10 January 2020. Second interviews will be held on Friday 17 January 2020.

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