Green Action Trust

Shotts, North Lanarkshire
£25,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 1st August 2022  


£25,000 to £35,000 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience)

The Green Action Trust is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities and has been planting and managing woodlands in Central Scotland for over 30 years. We are passionate about delivering positive environmental and social change in Scotland and are seeking candidates who have a similar passion to help us expand and grow our activities. The Forester role involves woodland design, woodland management planning, cost estimating, management and delivery of work programmes (including management of contracts and contractors) and securing forestry grants.

Applications are sought from individuals with:

  • A track record of managing and overseeing woodland creation, woodland management and/or environmental projects.
  • Relevant academic qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and confident in using GIS.
  • A positive, solution orientated and flexible attitude to their work
  • Good knowledge of the Forestry Grant Scheme in Scotland.
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable.

At the Green Action Trust we do things differently: we want our staff to enjoy their work, we believe balancing life and work; we work flexibly; we invest in our people by offering training and support and, above all, we value our staff.

This is a permanent, fulltime, position based from our office in Shotts, North Lanarkshire (with optional home working). Travel within Scotland will be required; a clean driving licence and access to a car are essential.

How to apply

Download the Recruitment Pack from our website which contain all the instructions required.

For further information on the role, and our organisation, please visit

Closing Date

A closing date of 9:00am Monday 1 August 2022 has been set. However, applications are welcomed before this date. Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis and the posts may be filled before the closing date.

© Copyright 2021 Green Action Trust. The Green Action Trust has charitable status and is a registered SCIO No. SC015341 and is regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Registered office is Hillhouseridge, Shottskirk Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire ML7 4JS.

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