Head of Tree Supply

The Woodland Trust

Home-based
£45,000 - £50,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Sunday, 28th August 2022  


ABOUT US
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 ROLE
As our Head of Tree Supply, you will lead on all aspects of end-to-end tree supply; from ensuring seed is sourced appropriately, to delivery across all our work, including those associated with agroforestry systems. You will build relationships with the nursery sector; from large scale producers supplying high volumes of trees for forestry projects, to smaller nurseries producing specialist stock.

You’ll lead within the organisation on the entire trees supply process from assessing and forecasting demand, contributing to strategic decision making, operational management and distribution, and reporting to Directors and Trustees.

THE CANDIDATE
You’ll be a skilled relationship builder, networker, and leader, with the ability to represent the Woodland Trust at a senior level both internally and externally within the sector. 

With outstanding supply chain and stock management skills, you’ll have a strong understanding of supply chain management, a strong commercial awareness, good project and programme management skills.

You’ll ideally have a track record of experience in the nursery/horticultural/forestry sector, with an excellent understanding of the UK forest and horticultural nursery and seed supply sectors.

WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 
At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.


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