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 Outreach Adviser for the Lost Woods of the Low Weald & Downs will play a fundamental role in the ‘Reviving of the Lost Woods project’ as well as playing a key role in the ‘Reconnecting the Lost Woods’ and ‘Volunteer Veteran Tree Recorders’ projects. The Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs programme led by the Woodland Trust, partnering with Action in rural Sussex, Small Woodland Association and Sussex Wildlife Trust aims to bring life back to the forgotten and fragmented ancient woods in Sussex. Working with our partners and the local community, we aim to transform the landscape to boost biodiversity and revitalise traditional woodland management.
The Outreach Adviser will be required to work with landowners, the wider outreach team and woodland creation team to identify opportunities for new wooded habitat and new or restored hedgerows, shaws and shelterbelts to facilitate better connections between the fragmented Lost Woods through natural colonisation or planting. The Outreach Adviser will provide ongoing support, often through collaboration with external consultants or partners, to help overcome barriers or inertia to woodland work or establishment, and to navigate forestry regulations.