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’re looking for an Assistant Site Manager to join the Estate team and support our Site Manager in Central Scotland managing a portfolio of mainly urban woodlands across the region.

The Assistant Site Manager will assist the Site Manager with planning, procurement and management of day-to-day land based operations, liaise with neighbours and the public and maximise the opportunity for visitor engagement, community and volunteer engagement at key sites. Using Woodland Trust systems and databases you will carry out site inspections, recording, risk assessments and implement planned works.

With a relevant qualification and previous experience in land-based management in either the conservation or commercial sector, you’ll have a keen interest in urban woodland management as well as a proven knowledge and responsibility for management of Health and Safety and management of volunteer/community projects. You will have direct experience of managing contracts and contractors to deliver site based work and have engaged with a wide variety of countryside users, visitors and neighbours.

With a positive and results-focused approach, you’ll be proactive and ready to take responsibility for delivering outcomes with a degree of independence. You’ll be able to work and communicate with others effectively, be commercially aware and flexible to changing demands.  You’ll be organised and thorough and have high standards and expectations for the works you manage.

You will feel confident in your use of IT systems such as MS office.  A full driving licence is a must.  You will be expected to live in Central Scotland or within easy reach of key sites in West Lothian.

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to achieve our vision and strategic plan. 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.