Senior Programme Manager – Landowners

The 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 Senior Programme Manager (Landowners) will have responsibility for the management,
development and fulfilment of the Trust’s landowner facing funding schemes, which are a
fundamental delivery element of the Woodland Trust’s Create, Protect and Restore Strategic
Goals. It will oversee delivery of projects such as MOREwoods, MOREhedges, and other national
schemes with a landowner audience.

The role will have oversight of a large pipeline of landowner projects including the
development of new projects, ensure the systems and processes are in place to support this,
inspire a team and the wider Trust to deliver against targets, and liaise closely with
stakeholders to communicate the needs of the schemes clearly across the organisation and
externally through our strategic partnerships. 

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’ll be an experienced Project and Programme Manager and expert influencer, able to work
effectively with stakeholders across multiple teams with a variety of skills. With a focus on
results to achieve the maximum impact for the Trust, you’ll be able to manage information in an
effective way, enabling easy access to summary information and ensuring activity is tracked and
monitored. You’ll be able to prioritise and act with determination to achieve targets and lead
a team to deliver significant results through providing clarity and inspiring others.


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.

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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