Head of Sustainability

Woodland Trust



The Woodland Trust 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 Head of Sustainability will be responsible for developing and embedding a future proof
culture of environmental and social sustainability across the organisation. Using exceptional
influencing and matrix management skills, they will lead the development and implementation of
an ambitious new social and environmental sustainability strategy. 

In developing, monitoring and reporting on various sustainability commitments and targets
including maintaining our Environmental Management System, the role will need to work closely
and collaboratively at all levels within the Trust. We want to ensure that our approach to
internal sustainability aligns with our external public policy positions and influencing
objectives, is well evidenced, transparent and consistent across the organisation and with key
external networks and stakeholders


With substantial experience of leading an environmental sustainability function, ideally within
the Third Sector, you’ll have knowledge of current environmental and social sustainability
agendas both internationally and nationally, as well as relevant public policies and associated
regulatory and legal frameworks across the four countries of the UK 

You’ll have experience of working across the wider environmental sector, including government
bodies, statutory bodies and the voluntary sector. You’ll be expected to demonstrate clear
vision and be able to manage and influence a wide range of stakeholders the Trust whilst
inspiring at all levels to enhance the credibility and influence of the organisation.


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. 


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

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