Campaigner (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: Woodland Trust
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 30 November 14

The Woodland Trust is a dynamic, ambitious charity, full of passionate people who work hard to protect, plant and care for the UK’s precious woods and trees. It’s an exciting time to join us in our stunning new office; while our major conservation projects transform the landscape across the UK, our campaigns are making a real impact: growing political influence means we’re being heard in Westminster and almost half a million supporters are speaking up for woods and trees with us.

We’re seeking a Campaigner to join our Campaigning team, which operates as the window to the Trust’s Conservation and External Affairs work to unite supporters and communities and empower them to make a positive difference for woods and trees.

As an experienced campaigner on environmental issues you will identify threats to UK ancient woodland as they arise and work with colleagues on campaign development, planning and co-ordination of delivery, including public inquiry work and final evaluation. In addition you will be able to apply knowledge to analysis and research of detailed documents, be competent at uniting teams from across an organisation to respond to planning cases and be skilled at directing and inspiring volunteers and the public alike to deliver on behalf of the Trust.

You will also support the UK-wide volunteer network ‘ThreatDetectors’ as they respond to localised woodland threats, develop high-level partnerships to support our case work and wider ambitions for ancient woodland, integrate and support community groups as part of ancient woodland campaigns/cases and represent the Trust on panels and as part of coalitions relevant to ancient woodland.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of and practical knowledge of all four UK countries current town planning laws – including public inquiry processes together with practical experience of campaigning with a proven track record of success. You will have knowledge of environmental sector ideally with an understanding of ancient woodland. This role will require regular travel throughout the UK, sometimes at short notice which include overnight stays.

For further details, and to apply, please follow the ‘More information’ link below.

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