Our people

Team of staff and volunteers out on site

When we opened our first office in Grantham we had just one member of staff - John James - who eventually became the Trust's first chief executive. Currently, the Woodland Trust has nearly 300 employees working across the UK as well as 4,200 volunteers. They are all crucial to our success.


A large proportion of our personnel work from our head office in Grantham, but many, particularly our woodland officers, are home-based. We also have offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with staff in each of these locations too.

Want to join us? View our current job opportunities.


We, like every other UK charity, are governed by a group of trustees who make up our Board. Trustees are required to retire every four years and may offer themselves for reappointment for a further period of four years.

Read about our current board of trustees.


Volunteers provide a valuable contribution to our work.

We rely on our workforce of nearly 4,200 regular volunteers to help with a broad range of activities at every level of the organisation, from planting trees to sitting on our board of trustees.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities.

Latest opportunities

Administration support volunteer

We are seeking professional and inspirational individuals to help us achieve our vision

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Volunteer with us

Taking pictures in a poppy field

Are you our next woodland champion? There's always something to do and whether you can spare one hour or one week we'd love to hear from you.

Current opportunities