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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 influence policy makers, to work with us to ensure society fully maximises the benefits and opportunities our woods and trees provide us in the 21st century.


Supporting the Head of Government Affairs and the Northern Ireland Director, the Lead Government Affairs Officer will have a central role in planning and delivering the Trust’s lobbying and will use this to build relationships with, and influence, key decision makers

This role will work to Increase the Trust’s influence amongst decision makers in Westminster, Whitehall, the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, relevant departments of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, their Agencies and local authorities in the province. 


With a strong background in public affairs, you’ll have knowledge of and commitment to the Trust’s aims alongside a strong understanding of political processes. You’ll be experienced in influencing policy and building strategic relationships with national decision-makers and policy influencers. You’ll have the ability to motivate others and an existing knowledge of Northern Ireland’s politics would be beneficial.

We will consider London based homeworking applications.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work standing up for 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.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 20th January 2019