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Reference: 90788

Date Added: 9 November 2023
Closing Date: 3 December 2023

Job Title: External Affairs Officer (North) - Hybrid

Working For: Woodland Trust

Location: Northern England

Salary: £31,000 - £36,500

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Sitting within our external affairs team, this role takes forward our policy influencing agenda both in the region and, when called upon, at a national level. The role works closely with the Northern England regional team. Your activities will act as a catalyst to landscape-scale partnership outcomes and projects that deliver for nature and climate on the ground.

Your work will deliver on our organisational goals of creating, protecting and restoring a North of England rich in native woods and trees during a particularly exciting time as we continue to implement the Northern Forest programme with our partners. The role will give you autonomy to influence and make an impact in a changing political landscape as devolution continues to create positive changes across the region.

You will have the opportunity to build on our reputation as a pioneer in regional environmental advocacy promoting not just our core goals but the wider benefits and impact of our work across Social Justice, Clean Air, Climate Change, Mental Health, Tree Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Access to Nature as well as our corporate and advocacy partnerships. But this is not an exhaustive list.

This position is an excellent development opportunity, opening future career paths within the Trust and also the wider environmental and charitable sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for conservation in the North with a desire to explore opportunities that help create, protect and restore woodlands in the region. You will be motivated by growing and building exciting partnerships with stakeholders across the region to achieve your goals. Engaging with individuals and organisations in impactful ways and making every interaction count for our cause will be “what you do”.

Whilst these partnerships are important, you will also enjoy the autonomy of using your environmental and political knowledge to focus our policy influencing activity across the North individually as a front-line representative of the Trust’s goals and long-term strategy.
You will be ambitious and keen to grow your career with us and you will have scope to leverage and promote the Trust’s activities and the wider benefits of what we do in new and creative ways to achieve the maximum impact.


Closing Date: 3 December 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held wc11th December. 

Application Details


Website: https://woodlandtrust.org.uk/

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