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Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Severn Treescapes Project Manager

Salary: £33,000 per annum
Contract: Fixed term, Full-time to end March 2025
Based: Robinswood Hill, Gloucester

This project is funded by the Trees Call to Action Fund. The fund was developed by Defra in partnership with the Forestry Commission and is being delivered by the Heritage Fund.

The Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire Wildlife Trusts,’ in partnership, are recruiting for a highly motivated individual to project manage our new Trees Call for Action Fund, Severn Treescapes: Wye to Wyre, connecting nature and people project. Successful applicants will lead the project to create a 60-mile corridor of enhanced tree cover to connect two of England’s largest semi-natural woodlands - crossing Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. The corridor will stretch from the Lower Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in the south, to the Wyre Forest in the north. Severn Treescapes will demonstrate that increasing woodland connectivity at a regional scale, whether through woodlands, hedgerows, orchards, agroforestry, and other tree systems, can work alongside productive agricultural systems. Not only maintaining productivity but benefiting biodiversity and tackling the impacts of climate change. This project will build on remaining pockets of ancient woodland to create a climate resilient landscape, all within 30 miles of the homes of around 8 million people.

The post will be based at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, working with a project team consisting of three advisors (one in each Trust) to engage and support land managers, farmers, and communities to access funding to plant and/or grow and manage woodlands and trees across this landscape. A Community Engagement/Comms Coordinator will support the project communications and community engagement element, helping people to understand the value of trees, encourage access to the outdoors and build on the BBC Radio Gloucester Arboretum community tree growing initiative.

We are looking for people with a strong understanding of woodland and trees outside woodland and the grants schemes available to support these. They will be able to communicate confidently to engage and motivate farmers and landowners, particularly large estates, to get involved in this ground-breaking and unique project, working closely with the project team and with existing teams across the organisations. This is a unique role where you really do have the opportunity to add value and make a positive difference to the natural world.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 10 August 2022

To complete your online application, please CLICK HERE.  

Closing Date: 10/08/2022  Location: Robinswood Hill, Gloucester

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