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Glen Torridon Project Development Officer United Kingdom

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The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust United Kingdom United Kingdom

3 weeks ago

ABOUT US The Glen Torridon Partnership is an innovative collection of landowners, including the Woodland Trust, Ben Damph Estate, Coulin Estate, National Trust for Scotland and NatureScot.
We are developing an ambitious long term, landscape-scale habitat restoration project in Glen Torridon.

One of the most iconic settings in the UK and contained within the Loch Maree Complex Special Area of Conservation, Glen Torridon contains a mosaic of rich habitats, from ancient woodlands and liverwort-rich oceanic heaths, alpine grasslands and wind-clipped heather slopes to blanket bogs and fresh-water lochs.
The Woodland Trust, one of the founding members of the Partnership, 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 ROLE The Glen Torridon... Partnership Project Development Officer will work closely with and report to, the Gleann Shìldeag Estate Manager and the Partnership members to help realise the vision for the Glen - a thriving and robust mosaic of native woodland and open habitats that improve the environment and create a healthier, more resilient home for wildlife and people.

You will lead on the development and delivery of the Glen Torridon Partnership project, developing a project plan, outlining the opportunities and challenges for the project, ensuring targets agreed with the Glen Torridon Partnership Steering Group are achieved.

You will be responsible in overseeing contractors, consultants and agents, using your specialist knowledge in the development of an ecological baseline report.

You will build and maintain effective relationships internally and externally, working closely with communications, demonstration and fundraising colleagues and Partnership members to tell stories, share progress and leverage opportunities to support WT's and the Partnership's wider objectives.
This Glen Torridon Partnership Project Development Officer is a permanent role with initial funding for 5 years.

THE CANDIDATE You'll have experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects bringing together a variety of skills, demonstrating vision and attention to detail, along with a good working knowledge of forestry and land management practices, allowing you to understand and engage with landowners and their representatives.
You'll be able to develop and manage effective partnerships that deliver significant outcomes for the organisation.

You'll be able to demonstrate your ability to engage with and influence a wide range of stakeholders and to articulate a vision for change including experience with communities, volunteers, internal and external stakeholders.

You'll have experience managing budgets, being commercially aware, able to deliver value for money from all operations and understand the need to balance the organisational benefits of operations against the cost of their delivery.

WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE The Glen Torridon Partnership is a pioneering landscape-scale restoration project with a unique mix of members.

Working with the Partnership will provide a unique perspective on land management and conservation in the Highlands from a diverse group of land owners and managers.
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
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