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Woodland Trust

Site Manager - North East

Full Time, Permanent


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 join our Operations team to represent the Woodland Trust locally, managing a diverse portfolio of sites within North East England in line with the Trust’s standards and ensuring the safety of our visitors, contractors and volunteers.

You will lead creative woodland management, ancient woodland restoration and people engagement projects, engaging stakeholders and being a strong advocate for our work and values.


With previous experience in land-based management in the forestry or conservation sector and a strong track record of project & budget management, you’ll have experience of building successful relationships with stakeholders, working with contractors and a proven responsibility for the management of Health and Safety within a comparable environment.

You must have a proactive ‘can-do’ attitude, 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 will be expected to live in the region and within easy reach of key sites in North East England.


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 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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Closing Date: 02/04/2023  Location: North East

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