UKISG Development Lead

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.


This role will lead on the strategic development of the UK Ireland Sourced and Grown (UKISG)
procurement standard for the Trust, to ensure it underpins the biosecurity of all the trees we
fund and source. This will include leading a review and developing and implementing a strategy
for the scheme’s future evolution to support growing the external demand and supply for UK and
Ireland -sourced and grown trees.

Reporting into the Head of Tree Supply, the role will require working in partnership with UKISG
assured nurseries and the wider tree nursery and tree planting sector. The role will facilitate
close working between the tree supply and conservation policy teams to ensure a unified
approach to growing demand for and increasing supply of a diverse range of UK and Ireland
sourced and grown trees.


You’ll have experience of project development, management and review. You’ll have an
understanding of biosecurity and plant health issues relating to tree supply ideally with an
understanding of UKISG Assurance and Plant Healthy. You’ll be able to develop and manage
effective partnerships that deliver significant outcomes for the organisation.

You’ll have excellent partnership building skills who has the ability to nurture effective
relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver on multiple


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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