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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.


The Public Affairs Officer will help deliver the Trust’s campaigns and external affairs strategy, building strong partnerships with environmental NGOs and politicians. An integral part of this role is the ability to influence and monitor developing local authority policy, particularly Local Development Plans.


You’ll possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of how to deploy them within a political context. A working knowledge or interest in Scottish politics, environmental policy and current affairs is desirable, alongside the ability to influence policy. This role would be ideal for a recent graduate or someone looking to gain experience in the environmental public affairs sector.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do 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.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 16th February 2020