People Partner

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 People Partner will work as part of the wider People Team to provide a pro-active
operational business partnering service to various departments, supporting managers and
directors with core People matters relating to their teams.

As a trusted HR professional, the People Partner will provide support across the employee
lifecycle, providing a high level of service to the business areas, providing effective and
pragmatic solutions to a wide range of people management issues. 

The successful candidate will work closely with other People Partners, providing fair and
consistent advice across the Trust from employee relation casework to organisational change.
They will assist in embedding our wider People Strategy, developing a culture which supports
our Values and Behaviours and promoting our wellbeing initiatives across the Trust.

This is a Hybrid working role, where you’ll work part of your time at home and part of the time
from our Head Office based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Our Hybrid Working Policy is flexible,
and the frequency of time spent in your contracted office will vary across teams and job roles.


You will be CIPD level 5 qualified or working towards the qualification with previous
experience of working within a HR Business Partner/ Adviser capacity.

You’ll have an approachable and supportive nature with experience of coaching and influencing
stakeholders alongside a particularly good understanding of employee relations. Your
prioritisation, planning and organisational skills will be outstanding along with high
attention to detail and accuracy. Experience of working within a non-profit organisation in a
HR capacity as well as knowledge of MHR iTrent systems is desirable but not essential. 


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 believe everyone deserves to have their lives enriched by trees and

We also believe that our organisation should reflect and represent the full richness of human
diversity in terms of background, identity, ability and circumstance. As groups of people
currently underrepresented as Woodland Trust employees, we are particularly keen to receive
your application if you are Black, Asian or minority ethnic, disabled or under 25. We are
measuring our success in redressing this. 

We are open to discussion of any adjustments or flexible working arrangements you may need to
achieve your full potential at any stage of the process, and if you are successful in gaining a
position with us, during employment.

We promise the only thing we assess within your application is how you have demonstrated your
suitability for the job, and 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

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