Salary - £25,000 - £28,000
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate.
As one of 2 Contracts Managers in Central England, they will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts, including silvicultural operations, working across the eastern half of the region. They will be working alongside our Site Managers on the Woodland Trust’s Estate across South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire, as well as explore opportunities to support our outreach work in the same area, which includes our ‘Eastern Claylands’ priority area.
They will also be involved with supervising these contracts and data gathering in support of the planning and delivery of operations on and off the Estate, which would include condition assessment, timber mensuration and mapping updates. They will also identify works to be bundled into larger, more efficient contacts across site management areas and develop our contractor base, to build confidence and competence within the sector.
With previous experience within forestry or conservation, you’ll be solution focussed with excellent communication skills, be commercially aware and be able to work collaboratively to achieve results. You’ll be self-motivated and work well as part of a team but also comfortable and confident as a lone-worker in isolation when required. You’ll have experience of tendering, procuring and land management and/or forestry contracts, including operational budget management.
A full driving licence with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area is an essential requirement.
What You Can Expect
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. 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 and good holiday entitlement.
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Closing date 8th November 2021
Closing Date: 08/11/2021 Location: Central England