Contracts Manager - Central West

The Woodland Trust

£24,000 - £27,500 pa

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

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 26th January 2020   1 day 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 land outside the Trust’s own estate.


As our Contracts Manager in Central England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Northants and Leicestershire. You will also be involved with auditing qualitative standards, mapping and other data gathering in support of the planning and delivery of operations on the Estate. You’ll identify works to be bundled into larger, more efficient contacts across site management areas and developing our contractor base to build confidence and competence within the sector. In addition, you’ll be assisting with maintaining standards of brand presentation and visitor experience at Woodland Trust sites in accordance with published Brand and Visitor Experience Guidelines.


With previous experience within forestry or conservation, you’ll be solution focussed with excellent communication skills, be commercially aware and be able to work collaboratively to achieve results. You’ll be self-motivated and work well as part of a team but also comfortable and confident as a lone-worker in isolation when required. You’ll have experience of tendering, procuring and land management and/or forestry contracts, including operational budget management. A full driving licence with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area is an essential requirement.


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.

*This is a 3 year Fixed Term Contract*

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