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Woodland Trust

Estate Manager – South East x2

Region: South East
Sector: Countryside, Environmental and Outdoor Education, Practical Land Management, Forestry
Full Time, Permanent
Link: Estate Manager - South East x2 | Jobs at the Woodland Trust

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 2 x Estate Managers will assist in leading the management of our regional woodland estate and ensure that it is managed to the highest professional standards in accordance with the Woodland Trust’s management approach, contributing to the Trust’s corporate objectives, including retention of our FSC status. Our woods are to be protected, their biodiversity conserved and significant public benefits delivered through a budgeted work programme, the delivery of key functional responsibilities and the effective line management of our people.

A significant focus of this role is to inspire, motivate and lead a team, delivering the true potential of the estate, communicating and sharing our vision and delivering high quality interventions that underpin and sustain the future of the estate. We are recruiting 2 full time estate managers that will work closely together to manage one team of woodland site managers across the region. Each estate manager will be responsible for 4 site managers as well as a region-wide portfolio.

An inspiring leader with experience managing people, you’ll be results driven, motivated and commercially aware, able to deliver value for money from all operations and understand the need to balance the organisational benefits of operations against the cost of their delivery. You will understand the importance of collaborative working to create and sustain effective working relationships
You’ll have experience managing complex programmes of work, demonstrating vision and attention to detail, along with a good working knowledge of forestry and land management practices, allowing you to understand and engage with landowners and their representatives. You’ll be able to develop and manage effective partnerships that deliver significant outcomes for the organisation.

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.

Closing Date: 28/05/2023  Location: South East

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