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Assistant Trees & Woodland Adviser

About the Company

Job Information

  • Region

    North West England

  • Location

    Greater Manchester

  • Salary

    £30,225 per annum

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 03/12/2023

Job description


This is a new and exciting opportunity to join our expanding national team of Tree and Woodland specialists. Part of the National Trust (NT) internal Consultancy Team, you’ll work closely with our Tree and Woodland Advisor in the North Region. You can really make a difference by working with colleagues to deliver woodland improvement and creation across the North. You’ll be providing professional advice on all aspects of tree and woodland management and supporting with operational delivery.

If this sounds like you and you feel ready for a new challenge then we look forward to receiving your application.

Salary: £30,225pa

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, generally be Monday to Friday, some variation in hours from day to day depending on travelling

Contract: Permanent

Location: Ideally located around the Greater Manchester area, however we can be flexible with location. There is a mix of office and fieldwork with regular travel to sites across the Region.

Interviews: 13th December

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

What it’s like to work here

You’ll be joining the wider Tree and Woodland team in the North Region, working with NT colleagues in the consultancy and at properties across the Region with the support of the Tree and Woodland Advisor.

The national team has been growing over the last couple of years in response to delivering our 20m trees target and a recognition of the importance of managing our trees and woodland professionally and sustainably.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be delivering on NT National and Regional priorities for woodlands which include:

  1. Tree planting and woodland creation
    develop new opportunities, support with funding applications and operational delivery
  2. Active management of woodlands
    Support properties with their Woodland Management Plans, including delivery using appropriate silvicultural techniques and best practice contract management
  3. Utilising NT timber internally
    Using sustainably harvested NT timber to substitute for external timber purchases, locking up carbon for the long term
  4. Compliance with NT policy and best practice
    Support properties with UKWAS compliance, Tree Safety Management, Tree Health issues and management of Ancient and Veteran Trees.

Who we’re looking for

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Technical knowledge and experience in tree and woodland management
  • Problem solving ability and commitment to deliver a high quality outcomes
  • Ability to communicate confidently and build strong collaborative working relationships.
  • Membership of a professional body (or working towards membership), such as the Institute of Chartered Foresters or the Arboricultural Association would be desirable

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

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