Meet our team
Hear from our employees why you should make the move and work with us.
Site Manager - Ian
My role is particularly varied, with no two days ever the same. I have sole responsibility for over 35 woodland sites in south Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, all open for free public access. These site are similarly diverse, ranging from 150 acre ancient woodlands to 5 acre woodland creation sites and everything in between.
This is a challenging but rewarding job, with a great deal of responsibility, trust and autonomy afforded by the Woodland Trust. Help and support is only ever a phone call away and the operations team have a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge which they will freely share with anyone who asks. A brilliant job as part of a great team, in a worthy organisation.
Marketing & Communications Manager - Nicola
Working as part of the Brand & Communications team, my job is to help people visiting our woods understand and value the landscape they are experiencing. Many of our woods have a fascinating heritage and are home to a diverse array of wildlife. My aim is to welcome and excite our visitors to the uniqueness of our woods using stories and creative interpretation to bring these sites to life.
I have also been involved in project managing our presence at both the Hay Literature Festival and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, showcasing our great work and the importance of woods and trees to new audiences. I feel extremely lucky to spend my day working alongside great colleagues to achieve inspiring experiences for the Woodland Trust.
Supporter Services - David
My role is to answer queries from our supporters and the general public explaining what we do, by phone, letter or email. I work as part the Response Centre, offering information and guidance, as well as providing support to other teams in the Trust.
We answer questions about membership, donations, policies, conservation, trees, animals and woodland in general. The range and complexity of the queries I answer means that every day is different. We never know what people are going to ask next, so there is never a dull moment. The nature of the role means that I am always discovering more about our projects, policies and partnerships, which offers me with an wider understanding and appreciation of our work.
Head of Campaigning - Nikki
I have worked at the Woodland Trust for over 8 years now. I began as an HLF Project Manager for the Ancient Tree Hunt and the diverse and collaborative way we all work together gave me opportunities to progress. I received training and support to develop my people management skills as well as opportunities to develop professional skills such as how to write strategies.
This sat neatly with the creative space to explore new ways to engage people with the wonders of woodland. For example, I designed scarves to help you hug and record trees and over 50,000 people downloaded the knitting pattern. All this put me in a great place to move on to my current role as Head of Campaigning.
There is always a need to be the voice for woods and trees, so I have recently been working with our Chief Exec to see how we could take that next big step forward in helping people and their trees thrive and survive together. This involves working with partners and people from across the UK to create a Charter for woods, trees and people as part of the 800 year anniversary of the Charter of the Forests in 2017.
Ambassador - Kerrie
I work as an Ambassador for the Woodland Trust in an externally focussed role working with some of the Trust’s key donors and stakeholders, who support the cause generously with their time and money. Having this support is absolutely crucial to what we as an organisation can do.
The thing I love most about the Trust are the great people I get to meet, who passionately care about our countryside and want to make a difference. I really enjoy the variety of each week – one day in the office, the next spent in beautiful woodland showing people what their help has achieved – I find my job to be hugely rewarding.