Programme Delivery Lead - The Tree Charter

Hiring Organisation: 
Woodland Trust

ABOUT US The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity.  We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust's own estate. The Charter for Trees, Woods and People unites our vision and aims. We are looking for a passionate, energetic people person who enjoys mobilising communities to join forces around a common goal. Collectively, we'll make a lasting positive difference for woods and trees across the neighbourhoods, landscapes and countries of the UK. THE ROLE The Charter for Trees, Woods and People was launched on 6 November 2017. Working from 10 key principles, embedding the vision and aims of the Tree Charter into society will be achieved through a combination of: a UK Tree Charter Board, a network of over 500 community groups and a further 50 plus contributing partners. A well organised and resourceful Programme Delivery Lead will bring all the work streams together, create an achievable approach to delivery and help to establish a cohesive identity and a public profile for the Tree Charter as led by the Woodland Trust. THE CANDIDATE Using your excellent, clear communication skills you will work across a diverse network of contributors towards embedding the Tree Charter and its principles into the fabric of society. With your experience in managing both community groups and partner organisations of all shapes and sizes, you will be adept at enabling and inspiring others to achieve great things. Flexible, but never easily distracted, you'll be as comfortable working on a detailed aspect of the Tree Charter as you are in supporting the UK Board as it guides the next steps of this exciting and ambitious project. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT There's no other organisation quite like the Woodland Trust. Whatever your role here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. 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 and good holiday entitlement. Job Description Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day needs of the UK Tree Charter Board as they lead and motivate others in the delivery of the 10 Principles across the UK, guided by the Lead Campaigner – Policy & Advocacy
  • Engage and enable a network of contributing partners to help deliver the Principles and develop and promote a cohesive programme of UK-wide activity, as guided by the Lead Campaigner – Policy & Advocacy
  • Manage and expand the Charter Branch network and work to deepen their role with the Trust, as directed by the Communities Manager and the Trust’s Connecting People Strategy
  • Work closely with key partnerships as identified by the Woodland Trust and funded by HLF to further the cause of the organisation and the Tree Charter with their own audiences
  • Deliver the annual Tree Charter Day during National Tree Week which will act as a monitor of the Tree Charter’s progress , as part of Woodland Trust communications programs
  • Ensure that Woodland Trust’s Business as Usual work reflects the principles of the Tree Charter as part of our brand and communications
  • Help consolidate, as directed by the Lead Campaigner – Policy & Advocacy, an annual impact program to ensure sound, usable conclusions are formed by continually accumulating evidence to brief.
  • Perform tasks that achieve funder requirements accurately to target and budget
  • Respond to sound opportunities to raise additional funds with partners that enable achieving the Principles
  • Perform other duties which may reasonably be assigned to them by their manager or supervisor


  • Financial (budgetary control etc.)
  • Non-financial (staff management etc)
  • Program Manager
  • Internal Communications

Qualities/ Experience/Skills Required Essential

  •  Project management and delivery to target and budget 

  •  Focused and able to prevent mission creep through a structured thought process 

  •  Skilled at coordinating different elements into a cohesive program across internal & external activity 

  •  Well organised and resourceful 

  •  Good, clear communication skills 

  •  Excellent networking skills with a supportive and persuasive approach to bringing people with you 

  •  Able to deliver to organisational strategies, adding value to organisational programs 

  •  Willing to travel and work with colleagues across the UK 
Is confident in making and implementing difficult decisions when required 

  • Desirable 

  • Strong knowledge of the role of woods and trees in UK society

How you need to be Surefooted – Having a clear sense of direction, being confident by doing the right thing at the right time for the Woodland Trust
 Nimble – Being innovative and creative and adapting to the changing needs of the Woodland Trust and our people Trusted – Understanding our people, being a listening ear and keeping promises
 Treasured – Great at building relationships across the whole of the Woodland Trust. A respected, go-to person.

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
Grantham, UK
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 18:00

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