Woods under threat detector

Are you passionate about the environment and keeping our green spaces?

Our ancient woodland is increasingly under threat from development including houses, leisure facilities, roads and railways and keeping abreast of planning applications registered across the UK is becoming ever demanding. We need help to spot the planning applications that will put our ancient woodlands under threat.

Once planning applications that threaten ancient woodland are identified, we need to gather our evidence and formulate cases as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a threat detector, you will be putting together the best case possible that will support the Woodland Trusts fight against further loss of ancient woodland, ancient trees or loss of valuable native woodland.

We need your help to support our Woods under threat team and our campaigning groups across the UK in fighting the potential threats at an earlier stage that when the chainsaws crank up.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved with assessing strategic development plans (such as Local Plans), working closely with the Woodland Trust Scotland policy team.  However this is an optional part of the role.

The role will be managed by the Campaigning Volunteer Coordinator who works in the Woods under Threat Team.

Woods under threat is based within the wider Campaigning team who respond to over 150 cases each year. Campaigning sits within the Conservation and external affairs department of the Woodland Trust.

How to Apply

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Key Information


The Woodland Trust




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Senior


Campaigning, Education, Fundraising, Policy & Legislation, Research


Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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