Project Development Lead – Langley Vale

ABOUT US

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.

Langley Vale Wood is our 640 acre First World War commemoration site for England. Our woodland creation will link and buffer vital habitats, creating a safe environment for wildlife to thrive. Langley Vale also forms part of our developing Destination Sites programme. These are key Woodland Trust sites that we wish to become visitor destinations and inspirational places for people to engage with the natural world.  The project  will lead the transformation of this arable farm to a more wooded and biodiverse landscape.

THE ROLE

This is a key role in defining vision and initiating new innovative schemes at Langley Vale Wood. You’ll be leading a cross-departmental project team, of woodland & conservation specialists, marketing & communications advisors and fundraisers to ensure components of visitor infrastructure of a strategic project are planned and delivered to a high quality to time and to budget

This isn’t about care-taking though; it’s about bringing vision, ensuring clarity and driving forward a bold new approach; building valuable external partnerships, engaging effectively with the community, unlocking new opportunities and enabling the efficient delivery of the project aims.

THE CANDIDATE

You’ll have experience of leading complex projects, ideally including construction elements, bringing together a variety of skills from both inside and outside the organisation to plan, monitor and deliver projects on time and to budget.

Adept at cross-team working with a focus on building strong relationships, you’ll be an excellent communicator, influencer and networker. With experience of of working with a range of external stakeholders, you’ll be confident in making decisive, quality decisions

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 contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

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