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.
The North of England has significantly less woodland cover than the rest of the country, and along-side our partners we are establishing at least 50 million new trees and transforming the landscape of Northern England.
The Project Co-ordinator will provide project management support to the Northern Forest Project Manager for the Defra Nature for Climate Fund woodland creation programme, and other projects as required. This will include supporting the preparation of partnership and grant agreements, and processing progress and monitoring reports, including financial claims, as well as supporting work to raise the profile of the project.
In addition, the role will organise meetings, workshops and other forums for the Northern Forest Project Manager, prepare minutes and follow up associated actions, positively engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to help support the delivery of the Northern Forest, the WT’s largest landscape partnership project in England, so you’ll need experience in supporting complex, multi-disciplinary projects, and be enthusiastic about our cause and interested in the environment.
You’ll need to be organised when helping the project manager deliver workshops, reviews and reports related to the project, and using your excellent relationship management skills, you’ll ensure a smooth process when liaising with both external and internal stakeholders. Experience of using MS Office 365, including excel to a good standard is a must. In addition, you’ll be able to work effectively within a team to achieve smart outcomes.
This role will be able to work both from home and from the Grantham office, so the successful candidate will need to have reasonable access to the Grantham Office.
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.