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 Land & Property Manager at Smithills Estate will provide an on-site presence with regards to all dealings with the agricultural tenants (AHA & FBT). They will provide specialist advice to the dedicated project team with regards to legal, property matters and tenancy issues on the estate as well as liaising and engaging with specialist external professionals and stakeholders when required.
By building and maintaining effective relationships with the land owning / land agency community, you’ll help to meet the Trust’s aims.
The L&P manager will be instrumental in helping to roll out the Trust’s long term vision for the estate and will assist in delivering the UK Land Plan as it applies to the region, together with the delivery of carbon sequestration projects where the opportunity arises.
You will be a qualified Chartered Surveyor, preferably with a rural practice background, and a strong knowledge of rural land use policies. You’ll have experience of leading complex, multi-disciplinary projects bringing together a variety of skills from both within and outside the organisation to plan, monitor and deliver projects on time and to budget.
Using your initiative, you’ll be adept at identifying and exploring opportunities to deliver the Trust’s aims whilst maximising a budget in a cost-effective manner. You will be efficient and able to perform to a high standard in a constantly changing external environment, managing risks, identifying and capitalising on opportunities in line with the Trust’s cause.
A full driving licence and ability to undertake travel across a wide area, sometimes to remote locations is essential, with occasional overnight stays.
What to expect by joining a team and making a difference
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.
Our commitment to diversity & inclusion
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.