Site Manager - Central England

The Woodland Trust

Home-based with regular travel throughout Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
£28,000 - £32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 31st July 2022  


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees.


The Site Manager will represent the Woodland Trust locally, managing a diverse portfolio of woodlands within the counties of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire in line with the Trusts standards and ensuring the safety of our visitors, contractors and volunteers. This includes 32 woodland sites as well as taking forward an exciting new 290 acre woodland creation opportunity at Green Farm in Norfolk. The portfolio includes a wide verity of woodland sites; from new creation to ancient woodland and PAWS in need of restoration.

You will lead creative woodland management, people engagement and restoration projects, advocating our work, engaging supporters and influencing others to act.


With previous experience in land-based management in the forestry or conservation sector, you’ll have a strong track record of project, budget and contract management, successful partnership working and Health and Safety management.

You will have excellent communication skills, be commercially aware and able to build effective partnerships. A full driving licence is a must have, along with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations. Occasional overnight stays will be required and you’ll be expected to live within a reasonable travel distance of the region.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. 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, good holiday allowance and the opportunity to work flexibly from home.


At the Woodland Trust, we believe everyone deserves to have their lives enriched by trees and woods.

We also believe that our organisation should reflect and represent the full richness of human diversity in terms of background, identity, ability and circumstance. As groups of people currently underrepresented as Woodland Trust employees, we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are Black, Asian or minority ethnic, disabled or under 25. We are measuring our success in redressing this.

We are open to discussion of any adjustments or flexible working arrangements you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process, and if you are successful in gaining a position with us, during employment.

We promise the only thing we assess within your application is how you have demonstrated your suitability for the job, and nothing else.

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